It either cracks and leaks, or gets mushy and collapses and cuts off the flow. Two months after I bought it, 13 days after their warranty expired, it started knocking. Its gonna be a project but I'm psyched its actually all in motion now. Most folks like the Motorcraft replacement parts for these cars and this brand is available from many of the same places. At home, the low coolant light came on as I parked in the driveway. On a side note, got almost everything electircal disconnected from the motor this afternoon. The car runs fine above 1200 rpm, and does not miss at all and accelarates fine.
It's Sunday, it's Canada Day, it's raining. I am a retired mechanic, 10 years kidney disease and Guillain Barré Syndrome so even though I try to do my own repair work, I usually have a lot of pain when I do jobs sometimes. Well here I am now, with a complete donor 2000 Taurus with the Duratec, only the transmission is shot. Just take the hood off, make sure not to forget the torque convertor nuts, and pull all the accessories off the front. Also, at start- up, big ole' plume of blue oil smoke. I am completely out of ideas at this point and would like to avoid taking it to a shop. Examine all the electrical wiring and connections.
Both engine have timing chains, no need to replace. Either way, the motor is going in my car thru the top. Drove it for over 18 months , knocking and all, till it died. I don't miss it I did a swap in my 04 just a few months ago here the link maybe it will help you out a bit. Maybe the red and white labels have to do with if you have the 16 or the 18 gallon fuel tank? So maybe you might want to consider the coil pack. With it running, I am unable to verifying any wiring issues.
Was thinking that as well. But I couldn't get the car high enough. You will understand after you have driven both. It is built into the reservoir tank bottom so whole unit gets replaced. Now on this car, I have a 2004 Duratec installed, new breather hoses, new pcv hose, coil packs are newer motorcraft units. The engine itself has only 45k or so miles on it. Find the vacuum leak and this will go away.
Not only do I get a motor with only 86k on it, but all the spares I'm gonna need as well; starter, alt. I would assume if vacuum is an issue it would be an issue whether the engine is hot or cold. Why did Ford make this valve so hard to get to on my engine? Just adds to my confusion. I have been through some issues with my '03. The coil pack fires two plugs with each of 3 coils and that really messes up the running. Either will allow excess stuff into the intake that isn't supposed to be there and cause idle problems as you describe. Thus the '00 is a one of a kind.
The bad motor was pulled today. Will also check and photograph the engine bay. However, when I used my scan tool, I had a pending P0191 code. But I couldn't get the car high enough. Engine sputtered for about a minute barely able to keep at idle speed 600 rpm or so.
When you drop the tank, don't just pull the pump and be done with it. However, when I used my scan tool, I had a pending P0191 code. It has 178,000 miles on it. Drove it for over 18 months , knocking and all, till it died. But yes as far as bleeding everywhere, I didn't experience any of that mess.
Thought I would clean underneath after this part then drive to see, go from there. I checked for vacuum leaks with a propane hose but found none. And, does anybody here know for certain, whether either engine has a timing belt or chain? It does run great, no loss of power, no mis fires, just what I described here. I actually had to lower the car all the way to the ground to pull it. Hope this helps somewhat, and hope you can get her figured out. . I'm not sure what the name of the part is mounted to the underside of the trunk, it is a box of some sort with lines running from the fuel tank.
Don't wanna have to do it again let alone put it back together. Cash has been tight with children and whatnot, so I haven't been able to fix it. Both engine have timing chains, no need to replace. Sometimes it's nice to have a clue about what you're selling. Swapped pretty easily that way.