20 Most Recent 1998 Ford Taurus Questions & Answers

I would check fuel pressure before and after you crank the engine.
The pump gets power for 3 seconds during startup - if the fuel pressure has leaked down you would have to crank the engine until the oil pressure came up to get the pump to power up again.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

Hello Melita.

The fuel pressure for the Taurus;

Engine Running 240-310 kPa (35-45 psi)
Key ON Engine OFF 255-310 kPa (37-45 psi)
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1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

you should not have to sypon the fuel just locate the fuse that controls the fuel pump pull it out and start the car when it stops there will be no pressure in any line. you should be able to remove the fuel pump without any trouble then

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

No that is it, More then likely your 02 sensor needs to be replaced.
But other possible causes would be excessive fuel pressure, leaking/contaminated fuel injectors, leaking pressure regulator, low fuel pressure or running out of fuel, vapor recovery system.
Other possible causes could be: Air leaks after the MAF, vacuum leaks.
Possible causes PVC system:
improperly seated engine oil dip-stick.
Possible causes EGR system:
Leaking gasket, stuck EGR valve, leaking diaphragm or EVR.
Possible causes Base engine:
Oil over filled, cam timing, cylinder compression, exhaust leaks before or near H02S(s).
I know its a lot of info but it could be anything. Take your time, good luck. Let me know how it is going.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

Hi Nancycardno,
The spark plug #6 is located on the cylinder head that is closest to the radiator and it is the one closest to the driver-side.Hope this helps,if you need anything else,let me know. Thanks,Chuck

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

maybe your plug going to the spark plug is bad or the distributor cap

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

if its a 3.0 with vin# 1,2 or u the firing order is 1-4-2-5-3-6

if its a 3.4 with vin# n the firing order is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8

hope this helps, good luck!

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

Find the passtime device , it's usually under the dash near the ignition switch. You can trace it by following the wire from the remote eye. There are 5 wires with a plug connector plugged into the device. Leave the red, pink and black wires alone. The blue wire comes from your ignition switch and goes to a relay switch inside the device. The purple wire comes from that switch to your starter.
Leave them cut from the device, but solder, (or connect in some manner) them together so that the passtime device is bypassed. Then your starter will get power when you turn the key. That's all there is to it.
the passtime device will still appear to be functioning. It will beep and take codes from the remote, but regardless of whether it is timed out or not your starter will still get power.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 05, 2018

Testing before replacing parts should be done ,an if you don't know how , take it to a qualified repair shop. What made you pick on the TCC solenoid ? That would have nothing to do with it at idle . I would look at scan tool data for the IAC - idle air control valve . Clean the IAC passages , throttle plate ect....

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1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 28, 2018

possible splines stripped in torque converter that turns transmission pump. Our 2006 ford minivan did this to me when I stopped to get gas. it would not move when i started back up. I cannot remember if scanner showed transmission pressure or if I had to hook a gauge up to find out. I basically had to replace torque converter, I did flush transmission cooler in case medal from stripped splines was circulated thru system.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 11, 2018


Have you checked your transmission fluid level? Make sure car is level, engine running with engine and transmission at operating temperature. The dipstick is located under hood, on driver side behind engine. Typically has a yellow handle.

Check that and report back.


1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 09, 2018

you have got a air leak by what you say retrace your work especially the manifold gasket

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 31, 2018

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1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 30, 2017

Check the pully on your a/c unit. Mine on my 2003 ford f250 siezed up and locked the engine up. Prior to that my harmonic balancer pully failed.


1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 22, 2017

sound like it could low fuel presser. or clogged fuel filer. so start by changing filter then check fuel presser.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 19, 2017

It will not pass inspections. The purge valve could be a vacuum hose cracked or something simple but it could also be a worn out valve. The pcm failure could be very expensive.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 11, 2017

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1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 11, 2017

Check all cables including those to alternator for corrosion, typically greenish. Dielectric grease is helpful on contacts. New cables may not be necessary but if heavily corroded they aren't terribly expensive.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 30, 2017

maybe pixels gone bad check that.

1998 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 07, 2017

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