Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Starting and Stopping the Engine

GENERAL INFORMATION

WARNING:

Extended idling at high engine speeds can produce very high temperatures in the engine and exhaust system, creating the risk of fire or other damage.

WARNING:

Do not park, idle, or drive your vehicle on dry grass or other dry ground cover. The emission system heats up the engine compartment and exhaust system, which can start a fire.

WARNING:

Do not start your vehicle in a closed garage or in other enclosed areas. Exhaust fumes can be toxic. Always open the garage door before you start the engine.

WARNING:

If you smell exhaust fumes inside your vehicle, have your vehicle checked by an authorized dealer immediately.

Do not drive if you smell exhaust fumes.

If you disconnect the battery, your vehicle may exhibit some unusual driving characteristics for approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) after you connect it. This is because the engine management system must realign itself with the engine. You may disregard any unusual driving characteristics during this period.

The powertrain control system meets all Canadian interference-causing equipment standard requirements regulating the impulse electrical field or radio noise.

Do not press the accelerator pedal while starting the engine. If you have difficulty starting the engine, see Failure to start later in this section.

Overhead console
The appearance of the overhead console will vary according to your option package. Press near the rear edge of the door to open it. ...

Ignition switch
A. Off: The ignition is off. Note: When you switch the ignition off and leave your vehicle, do not leave your key in the ignition. This could cause your vehicle battery to lose charge. B. Ac ...

Other materials:

Assembly
Engine Special Tool(s) Material Engine Upper Engine Upper - LH Cylinder Head Engine Upper - RH Cylinder Head Engine Front Timing Drive Components Lower Engine Block (View 1) Lower Engine Block (View 2) NOTICE: During engine repair procedures, cleanliness is extremely i ...

Diagnosis and Testing
Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems Special Tool(s) Material DTC Chart Diagnostics in this manual assume a certain skill level and knowledge of Ford-specific diagnostic practices. Refer to Diagnostic Methods in Section 100-00 for information about these practices. BCM DTC Ch ...

Locking and unlocking
You can use the power door lock control or the remote control to lock and unlock your vehicle. Power Door Locks The power door lock control is located on the driver and front passenger door panels. A. Unlock B. Lock Remote Control You can use the remote control anytime your vehicle is not ...