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Valve Stem to Guide Clearance · Intake
0.026-0.071 mm (0.001-0.0028 in) · Exhaust
0.038-0.083 mm (0.0015-0.0033 in) Valve Clearance
  1. With No. 1 piston (6108) on top dead center (TDC) at the end of compression stroke (Position No. 1 in the illustration), check the following valves:
    Position 1
    No. 1 exhaust valve (6505) No. 1 intake valve (6507).
    No. 3 exhaust valve No. 2 intake valve.
    No. 6 exhaust valve No. 4 intake valve.
  1. Rotate crankshaft (6303) 360 degrees to position No. 2 and check the following valves:
    Position 2
    No. 2 exhaust valve No. 3 intake valve.
    No. 4 exhaust valve No. 5 intake valve.
    No. 5 exhaust valve No. 6 intake valve. 4cb038f.gif

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Nov 19, 2018


On the top of the engine U will see a metal tube that is the fuel supply to the fuel injectors, it has round sockets that fit over the tops of the fuel njectors, on that rail is test port, it looks like a metal valve stem, you will need to hook up a fuel pressure test guage to that test port, you may be able to borrow one from Auto Zone or Kragen auto free, hook it up and drive the car until it stops then see if it has fuel pressure.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


Fig. 1: 3.0L (VINS 1, 2 andU) Engines Firing Order: 1-4-2-5-3-6 Distributorless ignition system
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Fig. 2: 3.4L (VIN N) Engine Firing Order: 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 Distributorless ignition system

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I hope help you with this. Good luck (remember rated this help).

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Sep 30, 2018


It's the tape deck there must be a tape that got caught inside and is wrapped around the capstan or the heads and the radio stays on because the switch is not activated by the deck lowering down far enough you have to take it out and clean it and look for any tape or other obstructions that would stop the mechanism from working including the belt you may need parts and a 20 year old radio there hard to find try the junk yard for a replacement but you can operate yours with the cover off if you can get it out far enough to see inside while it's on and that will help you find the problem but first bring it inside your house so you don't loose parts after cleaning with alcohol and derusting if any and a light lubricant you might be lucky see what happens I also use an adapter for my cell phone music in a 2007 bull and I also did it in an 87 bull with a cd player so I know what your talking about also make sure the adapter wire is not hanging up when pushing it in good luck also brand new replacements might be the best way to get the music you want they have auxiliary input jacks for cell phone mp3 players but try to fix yours first the learning part is priceless for the future radios you will own

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


Sounds like the transmission is failing, have a local trans shop diagnose it.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


Yes but that's an inertia switch that shuts down the fuel pump if your in an accident it's possible but I don't this so you must remember which side you hit the puddle with R/L you could've shorted out the ignition module the coil pack or the computer check for spark ground out a spark plug wire to the engine and see if you get spark wear rubber gloves because if there is spark it's 40,000 volts and you'll look like harpo marx after check the coil for incoming voltage first if there is check for it coming out with the test I just described if no spark you hit the lottery replace the coil if no voltage is coming into the coil from the module and computer side check the module for + voltage in if so then check the wires going to the coil if none the module shorted out if no voltage is coming into the module then your computer is gone but I hope not I think it's your coil but you must check all good luck Stephen

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Oct 31, 2017


If it's a Ford, the tensioner probably has failed.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 25, 2017


if its had a new battery fitted but it still needs a jump it still could be the start motor or the wrong battery fitted 72ah min i think is the minuem for your vehicle, it could also be a faulty starter, or it could at worst be a stiff engine.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 24, 2017


its quite a job, but hopefully this helps you, i have already replaced my gfs transmission on her 2000 taurus once and i need to do it again, ford really sucked on these transmissions. if you jack up the car high enough to give you about 21/2 feet of pllay under the car it would be good, take the tires off, take the calipers off, disc brakes, nut on axles, rack and pinion to the spindle, shocks, everything that will get in the way when you bring down the bottom frame. under the hood, i take out the intake air box and battery with battery plate so it gives you room to disconnect the shift cable and all connections that need to be disconnected. now remember when you bring down this frame its going to come down with motor and tranny, so you gotta either get an engine hoist or put some blocks under the mottor,take the starter off, take the torque converter cover off from the bottom its right in the middle of the motor and tranny 2 screws, there are 4 nuts honding the torque converter in there so you will probably need the help of someone to turn the main pulley as you look for those 4 nuts, take all bolts holding the transmission in place, take axles off, 2 big nuts for the rack and pinion, 2 nuts for motor mounts (if you are under the car they are holding onto the squared frame, use a engine hoist to hold on to the motor and use a jack under to hold the tranny, now this is the tricky part, you might want to use a second jack to hold the frame, as you take off the 4 main bolts for the bottom frame leave one so it dosent come crashing down, if you have everything secure, take the last bolt off as you have the jack holding it in the front in place, when you take it off then bring the jack down slowly making sure you got all bolts and connections, once that is down make sure all bolts and connections are disconnected from transmission, there are 2 metal hoses that go into the front of the transmission that are a pain to get out, squeeze the 2 little plastic ears that it has as you try to pull the tip out, play with it cause sometimes they are a pain, once you have that, double check everything and you can wiggle the tranny to make sure its loose off the motor if it is, take precaution and bring the jack down slow to bring your transmition down. hope it helps if you know some basics of mechanical.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Aug 13, 2017


The multifunction switch may be defective.

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jul 28, 2017


could be a good move to have the transmission oil changed
next move is to have the fault codes read to determine the sensors at fault
new transmission --no --from your description , you never mentioned any strange noises so it will not be necessary to go that path
It will be electronic problems not mechanical
take it to an accredited professional transmission shop , have the codes read and get a proper diagnosis done

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 22, 2017


code will keep returning until repair is correct or you have another problem

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 20, 2017


check the fuses the head lights and the parking lights have different fuses

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Jun 05, 2017


code p 0306 is misfire detected no 6 cylinder causes electrics
more likely a bad injector , injector wiring or dirty tip

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on May 05, 2017


what you describe is a tyre problem, probably as you say belt separation
I would stay away from rotors at this point as they really will not give what you describe
you can try doing a tyre rotation and see if the problem goes from front to back
If it does then you will know that you need 2 new tyres
You can go to a tyre shop and have each wheel checked for a problem tyre on the balancer unit
if there is a case problem , it will not be able to be balanced easily
It is poor practice to run different brands of tyres as each tyre has its own handling characteristics and that will give you noise and control problems

1997 Ford Taurus | Answered on Mar 21, 2017

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