1997 Ford Taurus - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

On the top of the engine U will see a metal tube that is the fuel supply to the fuel injectors, it has round sockets that fit over the tops of the fuel njectors, on that rail is test port, it looks like a metal valve stem, you will need to hook up a fuel pressure test guage to that test port, you may be able to borrow one from Auto Zone or Kragen auto free, hook it up and drive the car until it stops then see if it has fuel pressure.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018 | 183 views

Fig. 1: 3.0L (VINS 1, 2 andU) Engines Firing Order: 1-4-2-5-3-6 Distributorless ignition system

Fig. 2: 3.4L (VIN N) Engine Firing Order: 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 Distributorless ignition system


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1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018 | 483 views

It's the tape deck there must be a tape that got caught inside and is wrapped around the capstan or the heads and the radio stays on because the switch is not activated by the deck lowering down far enough you have to take it out and clean it and look for any tape or other obstructions that would stop the mechanism from working including the belt you may need parts and a 20 year old radio there hard to find try the junk yard for a replacement but you can operate yours with the cover off if you can get it out far enough to see inside while it's on and that will help you find the problem but first bring it inside your house so you don't loose parts after cleaning with alcohol and derusting if any and a light lubricant you might be lucky see what happens I also use an adapter for my cell phone music in a 2007 bull and I also did it in an 87 bull with a cd player so I know what your talking about also make sure the adapter wire is not hanging up when pushing it in good luck also brand new replacements might be the best way to get the music you want they have auxiliary input jacks for cell phone mp3 players but try to fix yours first the learning part is priceless for the future radios you will own

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 04, 2018 | 215 views

Sounds like the transmission is failing, have a local trans shop diagnose it.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 26, 2017 | 233 views

Yes but that's an inertia switch that shuts down the fuel pump if your in an accident it's possible but I don't this so you must remember which side you hit the puddle with R/L you could've shorted out the ignition module the coil pack or the computer check for spark ground out a spark plug wire to the engine and see if you get spark wear rubber gloves because if there is spark it's 40,000 volts and you'll look like harpo marx after check the coil for incoming voltage first if there is check for it coming out with the test I just described if no spark you hit the lottery replace the coil if no voltage is coming into the coil from the module and computer side check the module for + voltage in if so then check the wires going to the coil if none the module shorted out if no voltage is coming into the module then your computer is gone but I hope not I think it's your coil but you must check all good luck Stephen

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 31, 2017 | 90 views

If it's a Ford, the tensioner probably has failed.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 25, 2017 | 28 views

if its had a new battery fitted but it still needs a jump it still could be the start motor or the wrong battery fitted 72ah min i think is the minuem for your vehicle, it could also be a faulty starter, or it could at worst be a stiff engine.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 24, 2017 | 81 views

The multifunction switch may be defective.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 28, 2017 | 261 views

could be a good move to have the transmission oil changed
next move is to have the fault codes read to determine the sensors at fault
new transmission --no --from your description , you never mentioned any strange noises so it will not be necessary to go that path
It will be electronic problems not mechanical
take it to an accredited professional transmission shop , have the codes read and get a proper diagnosis done

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 22, 2017 | 140 views

code will keep returning until repair is correct or you have another problem

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 20, 2017 | 112 views

code p 0306 is misfire detected no 6 cylinder causes electrics
more likely a bad injector , injector wiring or dirty tip

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 05, 2017 | 44 views

what you describe is a tyre problem, probably as you say belt separation
I would stay away from rotors at this point as they really will not give what you describe
you can try doing a tyre rotation and see if the problem goes from front to back
If it does then you will know that you need 2 new tyres
You can go to a tyre shop and have each wheel checked for a problem tyre on the balancer unit
if there is a case problem , it will not be able to be balanced easily
It is poor practice to run different brands of tyres as each tyre has its own handling characteristics and that will give you noise and control problems

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 21, 2017 | 30 views

Check your idle sensor solenoid...

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 15, 2017 | 101 views

That front bulb is burnt out ! Replace it ! Check it out on you tube!

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 18, 2016 | 61 views

First you need to take off the belt(s) then unlossen the bolts

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 14, 2016 | 35 views

If one needs replacing, so will all the others. Easiest way is to separate the engine from the transmission and hoist the engine out of the car . That way you'll have access to all the freeze plugs

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 02, 2016 | 70 views

transmission and ring gear, flex plate has to come off

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 02, 2016 | 52 views

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