20 Most Recent 1988 Ford Taurus Questions & Answers

fuel pressure should be 40 psi.

But, if you have a MAF sensor on your air intake after the air filter box, clean the exposed wires inside, with spray carb cleaner or MAF sensor cleaner. It will fix a lean condition.

report back.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

more than likely the catalytic converter is plugging up, get it tested

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 17, 2018

what do you mean diagram? like which fuses control what? or like a wiring diagram of the whole car?

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 04, 2017

about this time they changed to computers so chances are it hasnt .

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 31, 2016

It's caused by a lack of spark which can be either the ECU's fault (on EFI cars), or the coil on pretty much any car. Heat causes expansion inside the coils, and over heats. So when vehicle warms up, it gets hot. God-Bless! also check the wiring good to the crankshaft sensor.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 17, 2016

vehicle horns are connected to the alarm system. run the fault codes or have the al;arm system checked.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 04, 2015

There is a horn relay. If the relay fails it can complete the power circuit to the horn regardless of any input from the steering wheel horn buttons. Only way to remedy the situation is to disconnect the battery and replace the horn relay.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 01, 2015

better get the old girls timing checked real soon or her will let you stranded someplace

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Feb 22, 2015

Should we quess?

Did you not do some testing?

That is what is required

Have to know the system your working on
& need a wiring diagram, to know where to
start looking & start your testing.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 03, 2014

is the negatif that goes from batt to engine,clean?
alternator coils can be worn out.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

"What fuse is for turn signals is 6 ..."
Have no idea ...not even sure what you're asking here.

Look on the fuse map that's on the back of the fuse panel cover. It will have location and the appropriate amperage rating. There is also a fuse panel inside the engine compartment. Usually this fuse panel will have high draw components and typically these fuses are 10 amp or more.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


Did you check the fuses for the turn lights? Do the
parking lights work? If the parking lights work then you probably have a
problem either in the switch or in turn signal module thing.
The burned out bulb is what might be causing it not to blink... if one bulb is burned out you gotta replace it, make no difference if front or back,the left blinker will not work if the left front or rear bulb is bad.
same with the right side. if the front right or rear right turn signal
light is burned out it will not work.....get replacing the bulbs.Hope this solves your problem.Please rate me if my solution helped you.


1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 12, 2014

Your local junk yard should have one. if it isnt under the hood, look inside and in the trunk. when they disassemble the engine to sell it, they put the parts inside so that all of the parts stay in one place.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Apr 10, 2014

You need to check three things if your car wont start.check the fuel make sure your getting fuel to your engine.If so check to see if you have spark u can do that by taking a spark plug wire off the plug and put a screw driver in it have someone crank your engine and tap the metal part of screwdriver to metal if it sparks your good.the last is compression u need a compression tester to check that.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 07, 2013

check vacum on trans it must be leaking or bad

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 29, 2013

If you're talking about one light, then you need to test for power and ground at the light and once you determine which is missing, that will tell you where you're going next.

1988 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 17, 2013

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