Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Under hood overview

3.5L V6 engine

A. Engine coolant reservoir


A. Engine coolant reservoir

B. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

C. Brake fluid reservoir

D. Battery

E. Power distribution box

F. Air filter assembly

G. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick

H. Engine oil dipstick

I. Engine oil filler cap

3.5L V6 SHO engine

A. Engine coolant reservoir


A. Engine coolant reservoir

B. Brake fluid reservoir

C. Battery

D. Power distribution box

E. Air filter assembly

F. Automatic transmission fluid dipstick (out of view)

G. Engine oil dipstick

H. Engine oil filler cap

I. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

Engine shield

Some vehicles may be equipped with an aero-shield under the engine.


Some vehicles may be equipped with an aero-shield under the engine.

This shield needs to be removed for service, including oil and filter changes. It is secured with four quick release fasteners.

2.0L EcoBoost® Engine

A. Engine coolant reservoir


A. Engine coolant reservoir

B. Brake fluid reservoir

C. Battery

D. Power distribution box

E. Air filter assembly

F. Engine oil filler cap

G. Engine oil dipstick

H. Windshield washer fluid reservoir

    Opening and closing the hood
    1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom of the instrument panel near the steering column. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latc ...

    Other materials:

    Disassembly and Assembly of Subassemblies
    Cylinder Head Special Tool(s) Material Cylinder Head NOTE: RH shown, LH similar. Disassembly All cylinder heads NOTE: If the components are to be reinstalled, they must be installed in the same positions. Mark the components for installation into their original locations. Using the ...

    Parking brake
    WARNING: If the parking brake is fully released, but the brake warning lamp remains illuminated, then driving your vehicle could result in reduced braking ability, increased stopping distances and potential loss of brakes. See your authorized dealer as soon as possible. WARNING: Always set the p ...

    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 ...