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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a bit of a task, so I hope you're feeling brave! And I'm doing this from memory so bear with me!
First of all, disconnect the battery negative lead and then have a cup of coffee for 20 mins or so to give the airbag a chance to disarm.
Next, remove the upper and lower steering column plastic cowelling, unplug the airbag wiring, and then put the key in the ignition and release the steering lock.
Now, look at the back of the steering wheel around where the steering columnn goes in or thereabouts. You should see a number of bolts or screws which can be accessed one at a time by turning the steering wheel to bring each one into view. These are holding the airbag unit onto the steering wheel.
Undo and remove them all and then VERY CAREFULLY remove the airbag unit from the front of the steering wheel, and carry it with the airbag facing AWAY from you, and put it somwhere safe, FACE UP.
You should now have access to the steering wheel nut and its straight forward from here on, but remember, you will no longer have a drivers airbag, and you may need to have the light put out when the ECU realises you have removed the airbag.
Very best regards
Posted on Jun 18, 2008
Most likely this is a heat problem. There are several exhaust shields for the Catalytic converter and pipes. Over time these parts can fall off due to rust or idling in Traffic. If you drive in a Metro area, sitting in Traffic will overheat the parts.
There are some aftermarket products used for wrapping Headers. They are a Flameproof cloth which you wrap around the nearby exhaust pipes. Or look at the underside of your car for missing parts. You may want someone who has seen other Ford Taurus' as they would know what is missing.
Another possibility is overadvanced timing. Ask a Dealer for any Service Bulletins about your problem. Even though your car is older there may be some info. With overadvanced timing the starter is fighting more compression than normal.
Posted on Jul 09, 2010
Testimonial: "I have my car going to machanic to have the heat protector placed, will let ya know how it goes."
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