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

Component Replacement & Adjustment -> Passenger Cars -> Fixed Orifice Tube (Expansion Valve), Replace -> Continental -> Contour & Mystique -> Cougar & Mustang -> Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis & Town Car -> Escort & Tracer -> Focus -> LS -> Sable, Taurus & Mark VIII
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

Continental

Do not attempt to remove the fixed orifice tube with orifice removal tool, it is an integral part of the liquid line. When a new fixed orifice tube is required, the line must be cut and a new fixed orifice kit installed.

  • Recover refrigerant as outlined under .
  • Remove condenser to evaporator tube.
  • Locate evaporator core orifice.
  • Cut a 2.5 inch section from condenser to evaporator tube to remove evaporator core orifice.
  • Clean tube ends, then install new evaporator core orifice kit.
  • Ensure flow dir...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Power Brake Units -> Troubleshooting -> Bendix Diaphragm Types -> Bendix Hydro-Boost Type -> Brakes Grab -> Erratic Booster Operation, Binding, Grabbing Or Sticking -> Hard Pedal Or No Assist -> No Or Slow Release -> No Power Assist
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GAS

On Vehicles Equipped With Anti-Lock Brakes Refer To "Anti-Lock Brakes".

Complaints about power brake operation should be handled as if two separate systems exist. Inspect for faults in the hydraulic system first. If it is satisfactory, start inspecting the power brake circuit. For a quick inspection of proper power unit operation, press the brake pedal firmly and then start the engine. The pedal should fall away slightly and less pressure should be needed to maintain the pedal in any position.

Another inspection begins with installation of a suitable pressure gauge in the brake hydr...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 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: 1998 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 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 SHO 3.4 V8 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

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

Ford Motor Co. Cars -> Low Coolant Lamp ->
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

The low coolant warning lamp should light whenever the coolant level in the coolant recovery bottle is 1/4 to 3/4 inch or more below the cold full mark. Raise coolant level in recovery bottle to the cold full mark to turn lamp off.

On models equipped with GEM module and low coolant level warning system, t...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 1998 Ford Taurus LX 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1998 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 1998 Ford Taurus AUTOMOBILES

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

Body Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GASBody Components Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 V6 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Right Rear Brake Sensor
  • Left Front Door Ajar Switch
  • Right Vanity Lamp
  • Fuel Pump/Fuel Gauge Sender
  • Overhead Console
  • Heated Oxygen Sensors Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GASHeated Oxygen Sensors Diagram for 1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4 V8 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Heated Oxygen Sensor
  • Connector C-137
  • Connector C-143
  • Connector C-1008
  • Connector C-1009
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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:
  • Ignition Switch
  • Brake Fluid Level Switch
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Brake Indicator
  • Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Module
  • 1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram1998 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • One Touch Window Down Relay
  • Master Window Control Switch
  • Right Front Window Switch
  • Left Front Window Motor
  • Generic Electronic Module
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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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