2008 Ford Taurus Brake Pads Removal

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Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 03-03-2016

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1. Remove the wheel and tire. 2. Check the brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. If required, remove fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is half full. 3. Remove the brake caliper bolts. 4. CAUTION: Do not use the brake caliper sight hole to retract the pistons as this may damage the pistons and boots. CAUTION: Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose may occur. CAUTION: Care must be taken when servicing rear brake components without disconnecting the parking brake cable from the brake caliper lever. Carefully position the caliper aside using a suitable support or damage
to the parking brake cable end fittings may occur. Using hand force and a rocking motion, separate the brake caliper from the anchor plate. Position the brake caliper aside. Support the caliper with mechanic’s wire.

2002 Ford Taurus Intake Manifold: Service and Repair

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Intake Manifold: Service and Repair Upper Upper Intake Manifold Removal 1. Disconnect the battery ground cable. 2. Remove the air cleaner assembly and the air cleaner outlet tube. 3. Remove the pin-type retainers and the snow shield.
4. Disconnect the accelerator cable, speed control actuator cable and the throttle return spring from the throttle body. 5. Remove the bolts, then position the accelerator cable bracket aside. 6. Disconnect the hoses.- Disconnect the vacuum hose. – Disconnect the evaporative emissions return tube. 7. Disconnect the electrical connectors. – Disconnect the Idle Air Control (IAC).
- Disconnect the Throttle Position (TP) sensor. 8. Disconnect the engine wiring harness from the intake manifold support bracket.

DRIVEABILITY—IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS

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Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 02-03-2016

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FORD: 2000-2003 TAURUS 2002 THUNDERBIRD 2000-2003 EXPLORER, RANGER 2001-2003 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC, EXPLORER SPORT
LINCOLN: 2000-2002 LS MERCURY: 2000-2003 SABLE, MOUNTAINEER ISSUE
Some vehicles, may exhibit drivability conditions.
These may include: • No start • Difficult to start • Stall • Low idle • Rough • High idle • Hesitation/surge while accelerating or at steady speed These conditions may be intermittent with no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) and no Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). In some cases DTC and MIL may be evident. ACTION Trouble cannot be identified with 95% of returned Idle Air Control (IAC) valves. The following procedure is supplemental information to normal diagnostics to facilitate accurate identification of malfunctioning valves. These symptoms would include engine stall, hard start, crank/no start, idling problems, and Idle Speed Control System related DTC’s. If the service writer uses the attached worksheet (Figure 2) for all drivability concerns including stalls it will assist the technician making a correct repair the first time.

1996 Taurus / Sable Steering Column DISASSEMBLY AND ASSEMBLY

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Steering Column Disassembly
1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01. Wait one minute for air bag diagnostic monitor to deplete its stored energy. 2. Remove Steering Wheel (3600) as outlined. 3. Remove Steering Column from vehicle as outlined.
4. Remove steering column lower yoke (3N725), steering column upper bearing spring (3520), suspension height sensor control ring (3C131) and steering column bearing tolerance ring (3L539). Lower Steering Column Assembly
5. Remove turn indicator cancel cam (13318) by pushing up with flat-bladed screwdriver. Note direction of flush surface.
6. Remove two bolts retaining ignition switch (11572) and remove ignition switch assembly.

1996 Ford Taurus Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor REMOVAL

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Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 01-03-2016

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CAUTION: Prior to removal of the Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor, set cylinder No.1 to zero degrees Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke. Then note the position of the CMP sensor electrical connector. The installation procedure requires that the connector be located in the same position. 1. Disconnect battery ground cable. NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy. 2. Disconnect engine control sensor wiring connector from CMP sensor. 3. Remove retaining screws and CMP sensor from sensor housing. 4. If removing CMP sensor housing from the cylinder block, proceed with Removal Step 5. If not removing sensor housing, proceed to installation Step 6. 5. Remove hold-down clamp (bolt and washer assembly). 6. Remove CMP sensor housing from cylinder block