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If engine light is on in a ford taurus 2004 and when u turn on the car you hear a knocking sound could that be a broke spark plug

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No --it will be something else. Run the fault codes to determine why the light is on. Check the oil level. have the noise diagnosed by an accredited service centre.

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    put the vehicle on a tow truck . It is impossible to diagnose the faults from an office.



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SOURCE: Can't get to the spark plugs in a 2003 Ford Taurus

I am assuming you have the 3.0L Duratec engine. Although the job seems daunting, it's actually easy to remove the upper half of the intake manifold plenum. This took me about 40 minutes to remove the first time I did it, and leaves the rear three spark plugs wide open.

A good repair manual such as the Chilton's manual for the 1996-2005 Ford Taurus has the step-by-step. You should get a new set of intake plenum seals (from Ford or most auto parts stores, which may have to special order them) along with the spark plugs. The seals are a set oval rings made of silicone rubber. Yours may not need them but if you damage one getting the plenum off, or if they have shrunk with age, you'll be glad you got them. They're about $16 a set.

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change the fuel filter. and clean the mass air flow sensor usein a can of carb cleaner from any parts shop. depending on the miles on your car the timing belt mit have jumped a tooth. have to change it every 120.000 km.

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SOURCE: My ford taurus doesnt turn

If the starter is clicking, or the engine is turning over slowly, try replacing the battery or try getting a jump to see if you can get the engine to start.

If the engine is turning over, but won't start, it sounds like you may have a bad timing belt or your timing tensioner or idler has gone out.

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If the spark plug wiring is not correct, the engine will misfire and that will create erratic combustion, which is a shock to the cylinder, which results in a load harsh noise. Locate the number 1 spark plug wire on the distributor cap and trace each wire to the spark plugs. The firing order will be listed on the intake manifold. Make the correct wire to spark plugs attachments as needed.

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I drove through some high water and flooded my engine. Trying to let the car dry out and be able to get it running without taking it to a shop. Any suggestions on what to do?

Depending on how much water you got into the engine you could have irreversible internal component damage. I would start by removing all of the spark plugs and then try to crank the motor. If you are hearing knocking noises at this point it is barely worth putting the spark plugs back in the motor as it is blown. If you hear no knocking while clearing the water out of the cylinders reinstall the spark plugs and try to start it momentarily (DO NOT LET IT STAY RUNNING). If you still have no engine noise I would proceed to a oil change. At any point if it is knocking or refusing to turn over normally with the plugs out you can count on a bent connecting rod or bent crankshaft. Hope this was of help to you.

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look on the inside of the hood and around the engine compartment for stickers... one of them should have the information you need on them.


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