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2000 taurus 3.0 flex fuel(lx) smelt burning gas checked the oil and the dipstick had practically no oil (nothing visible on dipstick), (no visible leaks, or smoke) filled with two quatrs of oil so i could monitor the oil level over the next few days... burned 2quarts of oil over a fridaymorning-sunday morning period, throughout that period having only driven it the total of an hour... when i took a 20min trip into town 10minutes in down the highway, car jerked, stoped for a minute or two jerked again, so i got off the highway, it stopped jerking i checked the oil, there was practically none, so i filled with 3 quarts of oil...

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Have a compression test ( wet and dry tests ) to determine ring condition most likely a broken oil control ring
check the color of the remaining oil as if there is a problem with a badly scored bore form ring failure, the compression fire can be getting to the sump , boiling off the oil and burning the fumes in the sump which is then removed by the PVC system
what ever it is it is a serious engine condition

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You are burning oil for sure, if it was a leak you would have a large puddle under the car when it was parked and the underside would be covered in oil all the way to the gas tank. Modern catalytic converters tend to burn off oil so many times you see little smoke

Posted on Apr 04, 2017

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SOURCE: After driving for an hour

I had the same issues for most of last summer. Finally, I replaced the Plug Wires and the car has been working like a charm since. The other problem I found was that I had the wrong plugs. It seems there are only two types for the Focus, the local parts guys quoted me the incorrect part number and my fuel efficiency went to ****.

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SOURCE: Check engine light 05 taurus

From what I understand even a "qualified" Ford mechanic has problems locating this and if you look at a pre-2000 Haynes or Chilton manual it shows it being in a completely different location but to answer your question from what I understand (never changed one myself) it's on the passenger side, under the dash and should be by the radio. Should be held on by one or two screws. Also easy to get to if the radio is removed.

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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SOURCE: car is jerking

youmay have picked up some dirty fuel .check fuel filter again

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SOURCE: my 2005 escape is burning oil. about 3 quarts

If it has high mileage try running heavier wt oil.

Posted on Jan 21, 2010

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SOURCE: 2000 ford econoline jerks

It does it more uphill because the engine needs more fuel. Its starving. How about replacing the fuel filter.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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