1998 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Ford Taurus
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1998 Ford Taurus ProblemsProblem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
when i turn the automatic light switch on my healghts dont come on but my running(parking) lights do
1998 Ford Taurus QuestionsI jus put a new starter on my car and its still not working .Now all my lights and radio stay on even tho car wont start and is no tension to it when u try to start it. It was not like that before we changed the starter. (2 answers)
I just let it run for about 10 mins yesterday with no problem, battery and alternator both showed fine voltage. It'll turn over, and almost start but instead the car backfires sometimes and the car shakes and putts. When it did start, as soon as u put it in gear you could tell a huge differen...
1998 Ford Taurus RecallsFord Recalls 1998-1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Seat Belt Buckle Anchor Issue
Ford has recalled certain 1998-1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the front seat belt buckle attaching stud. On some vehicles, the attaching stud could develop cracks due to manufacturing issues. If cracked, the belt may become detached and not properly protect vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle mounting bracket and stud assembly.
Ford has recalled certain 1997-1998 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles and 1998 Contour, Mercury Mystique, Lincoln Navigator, and Town Car models to provide owners with proper instructions on how to aim their headlamps. If there is a need to adjust the headlamps, during headlamp replacement for example, there is a lack of proper documentation on how to properly perform the adjustment. Ford will mail vehicle owners a new owner guide containing revised aiming instructions.