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:

    Frame and Mounting
    Uni-Body, Subframe and Mounting System SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Subframe and Mounting Systems The front subframe is bolted to the body and: aids in structural support. provides the mounting surface for the steering gear, the front suspension lower arms, en ...

    Fastening the safety belts
    The front outboard and rear safety restraints in your vehicle are combination lap and shoulder belts. 1. Insert the belt tongue into the proper buckle (the buckle closest to the direction the tongue is coming from) until you hear a snap and feel it latch. Make sure the tongue is securely fa ...

    Power Brake Actuation
    SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Brake Booster The power brake actuation system includes a vacuum sorce (engine manifold or vacuum pump), vacuum assisted brake booster, vacuum check valve and a vacuum supply tube. Vehicles equipped with 3.5L and 3.7L engines utilize ...