Ford Taurus Service Manual: Removal and Installation

Selector Lever Cable - Floor Shift

Removal

All vehicles

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. Refer to Section 100-02.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: Failure to use a piece of cardboard between the LH center console lower trim panel and the center console can result in damage to the side of the center console.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: Note the routing of the selector lever cable under the heater housing for assembly.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

6F50/6F55

  1. Remove the Air Cleaner (ACL) and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

6F35

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

All vehicles

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

All vehicles

    • Tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: Route the selector lever cable under the heater housing as noted during removal.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: When installing the selector lever cable, make sure that the selector lever cable locking tabs are locked in place. Press the selector lever cable into the selector lever housing and listen for the selector lever cable retainer to click in place. Pull back on the selector lever cable to make sure that the selector lever is locked into the selector lever housing.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: Failure to use a piece of cardboard between the LH center console lower trim panel and the center console can result in damage to the side of the center console.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

6F35

  1. NOTE: When installing the selector lever cable, make sure that both selector lever cable locking tabs are locked in place. Press the selector lever cable into the selector lever cable bracket and listen for the selector lever cable retainer to click in place. Pull back on the selector lever cable to make sure that the selector lever is locked into the selector lever cable bracket.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise 1 detent.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Carefully pry outward the adjuster lock tabs.
    1. While holding the adjuster lock tabs outward, slide the lock to unlock the selector lever cable.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: Make sure that the selector lever cable end is correctly installed onto the manual control lever ball stud by pulling back on the selector lever cable end.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: After locking the adjuster, pull back on the adjuster to make sure it is securely installed.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

6F50/6F55

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: When installing the selector lever cable, make sure that the selector lever cable locking tabs are locked in place. Press the selector lever cable into the selector lever cable bracket and listen for the selector lever cable retainer to click in place. Pull back on the selector lever cable to make sure that the selector lever is locked into the selector lever cable bracket.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise one detent.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Gently pry the latch up.
    1. Push the lock tab to slide it over.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: Make sure that the selector lever cable end is correctly installed onto the manual control lever ball stud by pulling back on the selector lever cable end.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: After locking the adjuster, pull back on the adjuster to make sure it is securely installed.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the Air Cleaner (ACL) and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12.

All vehicles

  1. Verify that the vehicle starts in PARK and NEUTRAL only and that the reverse lamps illuminate in REVERSE.

Selector Lever Cable - Column Shift

Removal

  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. Refer to Section 100-02.
  1. Remove the steering column shrouds. Refer to Section 211-04.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Remove the ACL and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the steering column shrouds. Refer to Section 211-04.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: When installing the selector lever cable, make sure that the selector lever cable locking tabs are locked in place. Press the selector lever cable into the selector lever cable bracket and listen for the selector lever cable retainer to click in place. Pull back on the selector lever cable to make sure that the selector lever is locked into the selector lever cable bracket.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Place the selector lever in DRIVE.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever clockwise until it stops.
    1. Rotate the manual control lever counterclockwise one detent.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    1. Gently pry the latch up.
    1. Push the lock tab to slide it over.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTICE: To prevent selector lever cable damage, do not apply force to the selector lever cable between the manual control lever and the selector lever cable bracket.

    NOTE: Make sure that the selector lever cable end is correctly installed onto the manual control lever ball stud by pulling back on the selector lever cable end.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: After locking the adjuster, pull back on the adjuster to make sure it is securely installed.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the ACL and outlet pipe. Refer to Section 303-12
  1. Verify that the vehicle starts in PARK and NEUTRAL only and that the reverse lamps illuminate in REVERSE.

Selector Lever - Paddle Shift

  1. Remove the driver air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section 501-20B.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. On both sides.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    • To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Selector Lever - Floor Shift

Removal

  1. Remove the selector lever bezel. Refer to Selector Lever Bezel - Floor Shift.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

    • Tighten to 12 Nm (106 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: When installing the selector lever cable, make sure that the selector lever cable locking tabs are locked in place. Press the selector lever cable into the selector lever housing and listen for the selector lever cable retainer to click in place. Pull back on the selector lever cable to make sure that the selector lever is locked into the selector lever housing.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the selector lever bezel. Refer to Selector Lever Bezel - Floor Shift.
  1. Adjust the selector lever cable when a new selector lever is installed. Refer to Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F35 or Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F50/6F55.

Selector Lever - Column Shift

Removal

  1. Remove the steering column shrouds. Refer to Section 211-04.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    • To install, tighten to 18 Nm (159 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

  1. To install reverse the removal procedure.

Selector Lever Knob - Floor Shift

Removal

All vehicles

  1. Remove the selector lever bezel. Refer to Selector Lever Bezel - Floor Shift.

Vehicles equipped with SelectShift

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

All Vehicles

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Selector Lever Bezel - Floor Shift

Removal

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. NOTE: Selector lever shown out of vehicle for clarity.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Installation

  1. Install the selector lever bezel and position the selector lever boot on the selector lever bezel.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Tilt the selector lever up and connect the selector lever bezel.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. Install the 4 selector lever bezel screws.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

Selector Lever Mechanism - Column Shift

Removal and Installation

  1. NOTE: To access the top selector lever mechanism bolts, position the selector lever in NEUTRAL before removing the selector lever.

    Remove the selector lever. Refer to Selector Lever - Column Shift.

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

    • To install, tighten to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).

    Ford Taurus. Automatic Transmission

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Adjust the selector lever cable when a new selector lever mechanism is installed. Refer to Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F35 or Selector Lever Cable Adjustment - 6F50/6F55.
    General Procedures
    Brake Shift Interlock Override - Floor Shift NOTE: If it is necessary to use the override procedure to move the selector lever out of the PARK position, it is possible that a fuse has blown.&nb ...

    Other materials:

    Ford Extended Service Plan
    PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE RISING COST OF VEHICLE REPAIRS WITH A FORD EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN. SERVICE PLANS (U.S. only) More than 32 Million Ford and Lincoln owners have discovered the powerful protection Ford ESP. It is the only extended service plan backed by Ford Motor Company, and provides pe ...

    In-Vehicle Repair
    Upper Intake Manifold Removal NOTICE: If the engine is repaired or replaced because of upper engine failure, typically including valve or piston damage, check the intake manifold for metal debris. If metal debris is found, install a new intake manifold. Failure to follow these instructions c ...

    Cleaning the engine
    Engines are more efficient when they are clean because grease and dirt buildup keep the engine warmer than normal. When washing: • Take care when using a power washer to clean the engine. The high-pressure fluid could penetrate the sealed parts and cause damage. • Do not spray a hot en ...