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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 -> Accumulator/Drier, Replace -> 1996 -> 1997 -> Aspire -> Continental, Cougar, Mark VIII, Mustang, Sable, Taurus & Thunderbird -> Contour & Mystique -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort & Tracer -> Probe
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS

    Aspire
    • Recover refrigerant as outlined under , then remove battery.
    • Remove radiator coolant recovery reservoir.
    • Disconnect A/C pressure cutoff switch electrical connector.
    • Disconnect jumper line and liquid line from suction accumulator/drier. Discard O-rings.
    • Remove two clamp screws and remove suction accumulator/drier.
    • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
      • Use new O-rings lubricated with refrigerant oil.
      • Torque suction accumulator/drier inlet fitting and liquid line at suction accumulator/drier ou...

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    BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    Power Brake Units -> Power Brake Unit Service -> 1995 -> 1995-96 Continental -> 1996 -> Aspire -> Assemble -> Bendix, Teves & Tandem Diaphragm Booster -> Capri, Escort, Probe & Tracer -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar, Mark VIII & Thunderbird -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Disassemble -> Hydro-Boost System -> Mustang -> Overhaul -> Power Booster, Replace -> Sable & Taurus -> Single Diaphragm Booster -> Vacuum Type System
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS

    Power Booster, Replace
    Aspire

    Pump brake pedal several times to exhaust any vacuum in the booster.

    • Remove master cylinder as described in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
    • Disconnect vacuum hose from power brake unit.
    • From under instrument panel, remove brake pedal clevis pin, then detach pushrod from brake pedal.
    • Remove power brake unit attaching nuts, then remove power brake unit.
    • Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
      • Ensure proper clearance between pushrod and master cylinder exists as described under "Adjustments."
      • Bleed brakes as described in "Hydraulic Brake Systems."
      • Torqu...

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    FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1996 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Pressure Relief -> Except Aspire, Festiva, Focus, Fusion, Milan, 2003-06 Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis, Sable, Taurus & Town Car, 1991-96 Escort, 1988-96 Tracer, 1991-94 Capri, 1989-91 Probe & 2005-06 Mustang
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 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 proper direction...

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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 GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

    • 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 SHO 3.4 V8 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

    Heater Hose, Replace -> Bypass -> Inlet -> Outlet
    Vehicle: 1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

    Inlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose inlet clamp at heater core.
    • Remove heater inlet hose from heater core.
    • Reposition heater core inlet hose clamp at water bypass tube.
    • Remove hose from water bypass tube.
    • Remove hose from vehicle.
    • Reverse procedure to install.

    Outlet

    • Drain cooling system into a suitable container.
    • Reposition heater hose outlet clamp at heater core.
    • Disconnect heater outlet hose from heater core.
    • Reposition heater core outlet hose clamp at water hose connection.
    • Remove hose ...

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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 Sensors & Solenoids Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GASEngine Compartment Sensors & Solenoids Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Turbine Shaft Speed Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Starter/Motor Solenoid
  • Thermactor Air Bypass Solenoid
  • Fuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEXFuel Filter Diagram for 1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

    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 SHO 3.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Remote Anti-Theft Personality Module
  • Speed Control Module
  • Anti-Lock Brake Control Module
  • Powertrain Control Module
  • Shift Lock Actuator
  • 1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Accessory Delay Relay
  • Battery Saver Relay
  • Moonroof Drive Assembly
  • Generic Electronic Module
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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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