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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Electric Cooling Fans -> Precautions -> Air Bag System Disarming & Arming -> Battery Ground Cable -> Fan Service
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

Air Bag System Disarming & Arming

Refer to and for air bag system disarming and arming procedures.

Battery Ground Cable

Refer to when battery power to the computer has been interrupted.

Prior to service, disconnect battery ground cable and isolate as required.

Fan Service

Do not operate engine until fan has first been inspected for crack...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Disc Brakes -> Rear Disc Brakes & Parking Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar, Sable, Taurus, Thunderbird & 1997-98 Continental, Mark VIII & Mustang -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort, Probe, Tracer & ZX2 -> Installation -> Removal -> Replacement
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

On models with anti-lock brakes, the brake system power booster must be depressurized before disconnecting any hydraulic lines or fittings. Depressurize the system by pumping the brake pedal a minimum of 25 times with the ignition in the Off position.

After performing any service work, obtain a firm brake pedal before moving the vehicle.

Cougar, Sable, Taurus, Thunderbird & 1997-98 Continental, Mark VIII & Mustang
Removal

On models with air suspension, turn service switch Off before beginning repairs.

  • Raise and support rear of vehicle, then remove wheel and tire assembly.
  • Remove bra...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Passenger Cars -> Fuel Filter Scheduled Maintenance -> 1986-98 Sable & Taurus -> Normal Service -> Severe Service
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

Normal Service

Service ...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

  • 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Ford Motor Co. -> 1996-99 Sable & Taurus
Vehicle: 1998 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Electronic Throttle Control ->
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX

Electronic throttle displays when the system has malfunctioned and the engine has defaulted to a limp-home operation. On vehicles equipped with ...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

  • Rotate drive belt tensioner clockwise to release tension from drive belt.
  • Rem...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1998 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GASEngine Compartment Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Turbine Shaft Speed Sensor
  • Thermactor Air Bypass Solenoid
  • Starter Motor/Solenoid
  • Radio Noise Capacitor
  • Mass Air Flow Sensor
  • I/P Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GASI/P Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Trunk Lid Release Switch
  • Transmission Control Switch
  • Remote Climate Control Module
  • Headlamp Switch
  • Blend Door Actuator
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1998 Ford Taurus cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Power Antenna
  • Rear Control Unit (RCU)
  • Integrated Control Panel (ICP)
  • 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 FLEX Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Starter Motor/Solenoid
  • Radio Noise Capacitor
  • Fuel Injector #1
  • Ignition Coil
  • Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) Sensor
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1998 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: 1998 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: 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS

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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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 1998 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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