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Best thing too do is take vehicle too orilley's parts store and have them run a code check. Computer can have stored code and check engine light not come on. And they do not charge for this service.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 04, 2015

Sound like an airflow issue. But not sure if that car has a mass air flow sensor. Clean intake with carb cleaner or seafoam. I use seafoam for these issues. on throttle body unplug largest hose that has suction when running pour very slowly 6 oz seafoam into funnel connected with hose then shut car off let sit 15-30 minutes then in an open area run the car for 10 minutes revving engine to clean out the carbon. Then drive high acceleration 55+ for 10-20 miles or until smoke clears from tail pipe.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 03, 2014

obviously you can check with auto parts stores, and vendors selling new old stock car parts on eBay. if those sources come up with nothing then you are going to have to do a google search. i am sure there must be folks selling them in the UK, and you can always buy a new cable which fits something else, take it and your broken old one to a metal fabrication shop and have them build you a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 31, 2011

you mean the distributor rotor button. check the ignition module on the distributor.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 05, 2010

Put the coolant directly into the radiator until it's full. Start the engine and run it, watching the fluid level. Keep the coolant within one inch of the neck. Fill the reservoir about half way when the radiator is full.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 22, 2010

I do not know if you have the 2.5L (4-Cylinder) or the 3.0L V6; however I have included both below:

For the 2.5L:
Firing Order:

For the 3.0L:
Firing Order:

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 28, 2010

your transmission is worn out and has been overheated too many times you need to rebuild the transmission or get a new one

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

it is on the side of the gearbox about halfway up,it should be an allen key or a square head bolt

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 12, 2009

Attach the spark plug wires in the firing order. The firing order should be in your owner's manual. It also might have a diagram next to your ignition coil pack. The ports on the coil pack are shown by the diagram.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 11, 2009

No it dosn't, but the side engine mount must be disconnected so u can lift engine to remove the water pump drive pulley.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 03, 2009

ok, is it losing fluid? check the floor board by the passenger seat, up under the dash, is it wet? Your heater-core may be shot. The core is tucked up behind your glove compartment. If it's plugged, water won't circulate and won't be able to be cooled, causing it to overheat.

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 15, 2009

Do you have a Vac leak? easy way to find is to let run and open hood.. buy a can of starting fluid.. sprey around the Vac hoses and when the engine RPM picks up you have found your Vac leak.. hope it helps

1986 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 20, 2009

You can't - when the PATS (passive anti-theft system) is armed the engine management system (and maybe other stuff) is switched off.
The system is embedded into and integral with the vehicle electronics and it is practically impossible to defeat it or bypass it. Only sending the correct code will switch on the electronics and allow the engine to start - the code is stored in the vehicle memory and in a transponder embedded either in the ignition key or plip.

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Nov 25, 2020

plugs... they are a few on any engine

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Nov 24, 2020

You need two people...one in the drivers seat and one working the wrench on each brake caliper....Make sure fluid is full. Start with the back passenger wheel and have them pump brakes up and hold it....Use a wrench and loosen bleeder on caliper. Pedal will go to the floor. Close it and have them pump it up again. Have them hold it again then do this to each wheel two to three times.....Back passenger first, then back drivers, front passengers, then front drivers....Doing this forces the air out of the lines

Ford Taurus Cars... | Answered on Jun 24, 2020

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