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1996 Ford Taurus CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Ford REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Compressor, Replace -> 1996 -> 1997 -> 3.0L Engine (DOHC) -> 3.0L Engine (Overhead Valve) -> 3.4 L Engine -> 3.8L Engine -> 4.6L Engine -> Aspire -> Continental -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar & Thunderbird -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort & Tracer -> Mark VIII -> Mustang -> Probe -> Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

The A/C evaporator core orifice and the accumulator/drier should be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced due to lack of performance, or when there is debris in the system.

Aspire
  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove A/C compressor to condenser discharge line bolt. Plug A/C compressor outlet fitting to prevent moisture from entering the system.
  • Disconnect A/C compressor to condenser discharge line from A/C compressor.
  • Remove evaporator to compressor suction line fitting bolt from A/C compressor. Plug compressor inlet fitting t...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Parking Brake Service -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Parking Brake Linings, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

Parking Brake Linings, Replace
Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car

The parking brake system is a drum type design mounted in the hubs of the rear brake rotors.

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove caliper as previously outlined, then the rotor assembly.
  • Drain differential fluid from axle by removing cover.
  • Remove lock bolt from differential pinion shaft, then shaft from differential.
  • Push axle shaft inward to access and remove axle shaft C-lock.
  • Remove ABS speed sensor, then axle shaft from axle housing.
  • Disconnect brake cable from lever, then...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> Except 2002-05 Thunderbird, 2000-06 LS, 1984-87 Escort, Tracer, Tempo & Topaz 2.0L Diesel Engine & 1984-85 Continental & Mark VI 2.4L Diesel Engine
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnecting fuel lines, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spray of fuel.

When installing the fuel filter, ensure the flow arrow is facing in the pro...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove front wheels.
  • Remove and discard front axle retainer nut and washer.
  • Remove nut from stabilizer bar link at shock absorber end, then remove link from shock and position aside.
  • Remove nut from lower ball joint, then using a suitable pitman arm type puller, loosen ball joint in lower control arm.
  • Place a suitable pry bar through opening in lower control arm and under frame, then pry down on control arm to release lower ball joint.
  • Remove outer CV joint from hub using suitable tools, noting the following:
    • Do not use a hammer to drive joint fr...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Disconnect engine control sensor wiring and starter battery cable from starter solenoid. When disconnecting hardshell connector of engine control sensor wiring at S-terminal, grasp plastic shell and pull straight off. Do not pull on...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1996-99 Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the hood.
  • Turn the four nylon push pins retaining the righthand cowl vent screen 90°, then remove the push pins, Fig. .
  • Remove the righthand cowl vent screen retaining clips, then the vent screen.
  • Remove the two cowl top inner panel shield reta...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Check Fuel Cap Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

The Check Fuel Cap Lamp will illuminate momentarily when the ignition switch is placed in the On position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS

Lower

  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
  • Reposition hose clamp from water inlet housing.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from water inlet housing.
  • Reposition hose clamp from radiator.
  • Remove radiator outlet hose from radiator and from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner in a clockwise direction, using 15mm ...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Relays & Sensors Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEXEngine Compartment Relays & Sensors Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

Components on diagram:
  • Starter Relay
  • Horn Relay
  • Left Headlamp
  • Wiper Park Relay
  • Ambient Temperature Sensor
  • Fuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GASFuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Fuel Filter
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Blower Motor
  • Check Valve
  • Evaporator Core
  • 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Right Seat Control Switch
  • Left Seat Control Switch
  • Left Power Lumbar Compressor
  • Right Power Lumbar Compressor
  • Left Lumbar Seat Switch
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: RECALL - CERTAIN 1992-2003 MODEL YEAR CARS AND TRUCKS - FUSED JUMPER HARNESS REPLACEMENT FOR VEHICLES SERVICED WITH AN INCOMPATIBLE FUSED JUMPER HARNESS
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Chassis Electrical, Wiring, Fuses & Breakers, Wipers, Motors
  • Document: RECALL - 1992-2004 MULTIPLE VEHICLE LINES - SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM MODIFICATION
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1996 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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