Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Special operating conditions

If you operate your vehicle primarily in any of the following conditions, you need to perform additional maintenance as indicated. If you occasionally operate your vehicle under any of these conditions, it is not necessary to perform the additional maintenance. For specific recommendations, see your dealership service advisor or technician.

Perform the services shown in the following tables when specified or within 3000 miles (4800 kilometers) of the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message appearing in the information display.

Example #1:

The OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message comes on at 28751 miles (46270 kilometers); perform the 30000 mile (48000 kilometer) automatic transmission fluid replacement.

Example #2:

The OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message has not come on, but the odometer reads 30000 miles (48000 kilometers); perform the engine air filter replacement. (i.e., Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor was reset at 25000 miles [40000 kilometers].)


*Reset your Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after each engine oil and filter


*Reset your Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after each engine oil and filter change. See the Instrument Cluster chapter.

Special Operating Condition Log


Special Operating Condition Log


Exceptions


    Normal scheduled maintenance and log
    Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor® Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that determines when the engine oil needs to be changed based on how your vehicle is used. By using seve ...

    Exceptions
    There are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule. They are listed below: Normal vehicle axle maintenance: Rear axles and power take-off (PTO) units with synthetic fluid and light-duty trucks equ ...

    Other materials:

    Safety canopy curtain airbags
    WARNING: Do not place objects or mount equipment on or near the headliner at the siderail that may come into contact with a deploying curtain airbag. Failure to follow these instructions may increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. WARNING: Do not lean your head on the door. ...

    General Procedures
    Solenoid Body Identification Procedure Original Solenoid Body Service Tag Using the scan tool, select Powertrain, Transmission and Transmission Solenoid Body Identification from the toolbox icon and follow the instructions displayed on the scan tool. The solenoid body identification screen di ...

    Battery, Mounting and Cables
    SPECIFICATIONS General Specifications Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Battery and Cables Overview The battery and cable system consists of the following components: Battery Battery cable assembly (both negative and positive cable serviced as an assembly) High current&nb ...