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1997 Mercury Sable
3.0L 6-cyl Engine Code [U] Engine Code [U]
145 bhp. @ 5250 rpm / Torque: 170 ft. lbs. @ 3250 rpm
3.0L - V 6-cyl (Gasoline)

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For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SEO15
    Maximum Performance
    All TEMPS  »  5W-20 [1]
  2. Automatic Transmission

  3. Power Steering Fluid

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [3]
  5. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] This specification has been updated from 5W-30 to 5W-20
    per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
    5W-20 is the preferred viscosity.
    [2] This specification has been updated from Mercon to
    Mercon V per TSB 06-14-4
    [3] Motorcraft High Performance DOT 3 brake fluid, P/N PM-1-C
    or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSS-M6C65-A1.
    [4] Per TSB 07-1-7 Mercon V can now be used to service power
    steering systems in which the original recommendation
    was Mercon

  6. Fluid Capacities (drive train fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.5 quarts [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  11.1 quarts
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, AX4N Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, AX4S Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed AX4N  »  13.5 quarts
    4 speed AX4S  »  12.3 quarts
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  7. Chassis Lubrication

    W/O POL
    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
    Police
    2 Fittings, 0 Plugs  »  LL
  8. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  10 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EAO34)  
    Oil Filter MANN Oil Filter (W71936)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51516 Oil Filter [1]
    Air Filter WIX 46428 Air Filter  
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24773 Cabin Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33097 Fuel Filter  
    Transmission Filter WIX 58822 Auto Tran Filter [2]
    Transmission Filter WIX 58815 Auto Tran Filter [3]

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
    [2] with Deep Pan
    [3] with Shallow Pan
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOBDominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    ASTGasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    APIP.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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XLM5W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLM)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEM5W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEM)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
ATFSignature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTFOE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
ATDTorque-Drive Transmission Fluid (ATD)

Formulated for Allison TES-295, TES-389, C-4; Ford MERCON V; GM DEXRON III-H and more. Engineered for outstanding performance in heavy-duty transmissions manufactured by Allison, Voith, ZF and other heavy-duty transmissions. Excellent protection i...
BFLVDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPCPassenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANTAntifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix cabin filterWIX Cabin Air Filters

WIX offers high-efficiency cabin air filters for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses & off-highway vehicles. Trap & eliminate harmful microbes in the filter medium and reduce the opportunity for those microbes to be released into the air of vehicle occupants.
wix fuel filterWIX Automotive, Light Truck and Racing Fuel Filters

wix filterWIX Fuel Filters provide an unmatched fuel cleansing performance. They prevent pump wear, injector clogging, premature engine wear and help boost fuel efficiency. Offer quick, easy filter replacement, long life and the possibility of extended service intervals.
wix transmission filterWIX Automotive & Light Truck Transmission Filters

WIX Transmission Filters protect automatic transmissions against contaminants in the transmission fluid system. Proper filtration helps improve transmission life by minimizing wear and preventing sticking and scoring of sensitive shift control valves.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
6
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
25,000 miles (40,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake linings
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: High-friction, heat-resistant material that is attached to the brake shoes in a rear drum brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
30
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
12.8
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
35,000 miles (56,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
50,000 miles (80,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
55,000 miles (88,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
65,000 miles (104,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
75,000 miles (120,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
80,000 miles (128,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
84
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
85,000 miles (136,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
95,000 miles (152,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
100,000 miles (160,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
1.2
Parts Units:
6
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
120
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
115,000 miles (184,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
0
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0680961024
NHTSA Item Number:
50357

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles shipped w/ low transaxle fluid level. ( nhtsa item number - 50357 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0713961021
NHTSA Item Number:
50379

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of a surge (powertrain shuffle) at 35-40 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 50379 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0762961016
NHTSA Item Number:
50398

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repetitive thumping/knocking noise proportional to wheel speed when braking. ( nhtsa item number - 50398 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0850961007
NHTSA Item Number:
50432

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring: rear compartment/trunk.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of vehicle stall, hesitation stumble, rough idle, missing, fuel pressure, or fuel pressure related check the rear ground. ( nhtsa item number - 50432 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0851961007
NHTSA Item Number:
50433

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Procedure for concerns of ride quality. ( nhtsa item number - 50433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5195961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50472

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Firestone p235 tires may exhibit a high frequency vibration at 65-75 mph. ( nhtsa item number - 50472 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC5197961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50474

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped w/ an ax4s transaxle may have been shipped w/ a low transaxle fluid level. ( nhtsa item number - 50474 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9584961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50503

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for concerns of grunt or groan during wheel return from full right turn. ( nhtsa item number - 50503 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
BC9683961001
NHTSA Item Number:
50542

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Procedure for updating the calibration from r-11 to r-12 for stalling on decel & misfire codes on 3. 0l vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 50542 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96221
NHTSA Item Number:
50940

Component Description: Visibility:windshield.

Service Bulletin Summary: Windshield and interior glass - fog/film. ( nhtsa item number - 50940 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-10-01
Bulletin Number:
96225
NHTSA Item Number:
50944

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow sensor - replacement as an assembly - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50944 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308961101
NHTSA Item Number:
50716

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 50716 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0503961108
NHTSA Item Number:
50772

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic procedure for system indicators kit with dtcs c1165 and/or c1175. ( nhtsa item number - 50772 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0535961108
NHTSA Item Number:
50777

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The egr tube torque specifications in service manual are incorrect. ( nhtsa item number - 50777 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0541961107
NHTSA Item Number:
50780

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a whistle condition from the a/c evaporator. ( nhtsa item number - 50780 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96246
NHTSA Item Number:
50905

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Wiring - electrical diode identification and service replacements. ( nhtsa item number - 50905 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-11-01
Bulletin Number:
96249
NHTSA Item Number:
50908

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter - leak test procedure - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50908 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962511
NHTSA Item Number:
50968

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Powertrain control module -reprogram powertrain control module (pcm) - service procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50968 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962515
NHTSA Item Number:
50971

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Noise-"creaking" in a-pillar when going over bumps and/or turning-vehicles built through 12/31/96. ( nhtsa item number - 50971 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96261
NHTSA Item Number:
50987

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Body - product changes for 1997 taurus/sable and taurus sho vehicles electrical - product changes for 1997 taurus/sable and taurus sho vehicles miscellaneous - product changes for 1997 taurus/sable and taurus sho vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 50987 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
96263
NHTSA Item Number:
50989

Component Description: Suspension:rear.

Service Bulletin Summary: Suspension - rear - availability of camber kit to improve inner edge wear on rear tires. ( nhtsa item number - 50989 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962612
NHTSA Item Number:
50997

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - torque converter replacement guidelines and torque converter/transaxle cooling system cleaning procedures - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50997 ).

Bulletin Date:
1996-12-01
Bulletin Number:
962613
NHTSA Item Number:
50998

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxle - ax4s - extended 2-3 shift and/or higher than expected engine rpm during 2-3 shift at light to medium throttle and/or no 2-3 shift - vehicles equipped with 3. 0l engine - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 50998 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0011970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51009

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: A buzz noise in ax4s transaxles on 1996/97 taurus/sable and windstars. ( nhtsa item number - 51009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0042970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51016

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: For 1996 3. Ol 2-valve vehicles stop updating the processor to the r-12 calibration. ( nhtsa item number - 51016 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0130970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51036

Component Description: Suspension:front:springs:coil springs.

Service Bulletin Summary: Removing or replacing one of the front strut springs on a 1996/97 taurus or sable vehicle use rotunda #014-00781 strut spring compressor master set. ( nhtsa item number - 51036 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0144970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51044

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Residual brake pressure on the rear brakes of a 1996-1997 taurus or sable, make sure to support the rear control arms to remain at the normal ride height position. If the rear contral arm on the drivers side is allowed to hang all the way d ( nhtsa item number - 51044 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0152970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51046

Component Description: Structure:body:door:hinge and attachments.

Service Bulletin Summary: Water leak in the rear of a taurus or sable wagon, check for water entering in at the rear hatch hinges. ( nhtsa item number - 51046 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0180970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51048

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: The crankshaft damper bolt, found underneath the pulley has a standard right and left hand thread. To avoid damage to plastic, avoid using heat. ( nhtsa item number - 51048 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0194970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51064

Component Description: Exterior lighting:tail lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Moisture can become trapped between the rubber molding and lens edge of the rear tail lamps. ( nhtsa item number - 51064 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0196970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51066

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Noisy fuel pumps on 1996/1997 taurus/sable vehicles. Revised fuel pump to aleviate noise. ( nhtsa item number - 51066 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0251970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51084

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:antilock:abs warning light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Abs indicator illumination with dtc c1095. ( nhtsa item number - 51084 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0252970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51085

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Uneven idle rpm, stall, rough running, surge, and/or spark knock when the cooling fans come on at a idle. ( nhtsa item number - 51085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0253970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51087

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner guide lists that the 3. 0l 2v vulcan engine uses a fl-400-s oil filter and the 3. 0l 4v duratec uses a fl-820-s filter. ( nhtsa item number - 51087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0264970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51099

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The rear main seal removal tool listed in the service manual for the 3. 0l 4v duratic and 4. 6l continental engines, is incorrect. ( nhtsa item number - 51099 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308970201
NHTSA Item Number:
51108

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 51108 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1010197020
NHTSA Item Number:
51162

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Noisy fuel pumps on 1996/97 vehicles. A revised fuel pump has been released with a modified manifold outlet to reduce noise. ( nhtsa item number - 51162 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1010297020
NHTSA Item Number:
51163

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engines are equipped with a unique crankshaft pulley assembly which threads into the crankshaft damper using a left-handed thread. Heating the crankshaft pulley will damage the rubber components. ( nhtsa item number - 51163 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC101209702
NHTSA Item Number:
51184

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Verify the transaxle installed in the vehicle is the correct model and model year for the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51184 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1012397020
NHTSA Item Number:
51187

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Residual brake presure on the rear brakes of a 1996-1997 vehicle, make sure to support the rear control arms to remain at the normal ride height position- support during lifting process. ( nhtsa item number - 51187 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1012497020
NHTSA Item Number:
51188

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Removing or replacing one of the front strut spring on a vehicle us a rotunda #014-00781 strut spring compressor master set. ( nhtsa item number - 51188 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1013997010
NHTSA Item Number:
51202

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: May have no audio in cddj mode. ( nhtsa item number - 51202 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9713
NHTSA Item Number:
51358

Component Description: Steering:gear box (other than rack and pinion).

Service Bulletin Summary: A "grunting" or "groaning" noise may occur as the steering wheel returns to its center position during a full right turn on some vehicles- this may be due to the steering gear valve sleeve creating a resonance through the steering system. ( nhtsa item number - 51358 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9723
NHTSA Item Number:
51380

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Frame - subframe insulators - clunk on heavy acceleration and/or deceleration heard or felt in floor pan area - vehicles built through 2/28/97. ( nhtsa item number - 51380 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9724
NHTSA Item Number:
51381

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Steering - grunting or groaning noise during steering wheel return from full right turn - vehicles built through 11/8/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51381 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9725
NHTSA Item Number:
51383

Component Description: Suspension:front:springs:torsion bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Suspension - clunking noise from front suspension - taurus sable built through 1/14/97 - continental built through 12/16/96. ( nhtsa item number - 51383 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0011972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51384

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz noise in ax4s transaxles. ( nhtsa item number - 51384 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0042972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51392

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: For 1996 3. 0l 2-valve vehicles stop updating the processor to the r-12 calibration. This update may cause the vehicle to stall on cold engagement. ( nhtsa item number - 51392 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0307972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51414

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Battery goes dead- check the current draw with an ammeter. ( nhtsa item number - 51414 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51416

Component Description: Suspension:front:stabilizer bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/clunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 51416 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0309972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51418

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition.

Service Bulletin Summary: Surge at steady cruise (power train shuffle), misfire codes, stalls at high ambient temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 51418 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3410972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51457

Component Description: Structure.

Service Bulletin Summary: Water leak at the right front floor on vehicles, check for a broken cowl top inner panel shield. ( nhtsa item number - 51457 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3482972301
NHTSA Item Number:
51478

Component Description: Suspension:front:macpherson strut.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacing front rear struts on a vehicle, the replacement strut may appear to be appoximately 2" too short. ( nhtsa item number - 51478 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1016397230
NHTSA Item Number:
51512

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Buzz noise in ax4s transaxles at all speeds or idle on vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 51512 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1019697230
NHTSA Item Number:
51556

Component Description: Suspension:front:macpherson strut.

Service Bulletin Summary: Replacing front or rear struts on a 1996/97 vehicle, the replacement strut may appear to be approximately 2" too short when compared to the strut in the vehicle. ( nhtsa item number - 51556 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1021497230
NHTSA Item Number:
51575

Component Description: Structure:frame and members.

Service Bulletin Summary: Water leak at the right front floor, check for a broken cowl top inner panel shield. ( nhtsa item number - 51575 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-01-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1025097230
NHTSA Item Number:
51621

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Passive anti-theft system. ( nhtsa item number - 51621 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0307A97020
NHTSA Item Number:
51616

Component Description: Electrical system:battery.

Service Bulletin Summary: Battery oes dead overnight. ( nhtsa item number - 51616 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC0308A97020
NHTSA Item Number:
51622

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Thump/klunk noise from front suspension area. ( nhtsa item number - 51622 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9735
NHTSA Item Number:
51662

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Air conditioning- r-134a tracer dye installed in a/c system and three o-ring spring lock couplers- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51662 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3061970228
NHTSA Item Number:
51670

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repeat power steering grunt/groan after completion of tsb 97-02-04. ( nhtsa item number - 51670 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3100970224
NHTSA Item Number:
51699

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Micron filter - reminder that the filter must be changed every 15000 miles - symptoms that might indicate need for change include poor a/c-heater performance and/or window fogging. ( nhtsa item number - 51699 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3142970220
NHTSA Item Number:
51734

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan or moan noise from the power steering when returning from a right turn. ( nhtsa item number - 51734 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3154970219
NHTSA Item Number:
51751

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Whistle or squeal noise from engine compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 51751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1030097020
NHTSA Item Number:
51753

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Whistle or squeal noise in the engine compartment on 1997 vehicles built before 11/1/96 with the 2-valve engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51753 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1030697020
NHTSA Item Number:
51763

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan or moan noise from the power steering when returning from a right turn. ( nhtsa item number - 51763 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC1032697020
NHTSA Item Number:
51783

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles have a cabin air filter that must be changed every 15000 miles. ( nhtsa item number - 51783 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3205970214
NHTSA Item Number:
51805

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concern of water ingestion in engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51805 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-02-01
Bulletin Number:
BC3272970207
NHTSA Item Number:
51870

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles are equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) - vehicle will not start without the correct ignition key. ( nhtsa item number - 51870 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9772
NHTSA Item Number:
51909

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hesitation- on acceleration- vehicles with 3. 0l 4-valve engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51909 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9751
NHTSA Item Number:
51931

Component Description: Seats.

Service Bulletin Summary: Interior- leather seat cleaning procedure- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51931 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97511
NHTSA Item Number:
51945

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fluid- transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 51945 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9761
NHTSA Item Number:
51980

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Locks- remote keyless entry (rke)- location of rke fobs- service tip- vehicles built after 3/17/97. ( nhtsa item number - 51980 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9763
NHTSA Item Number:
51982

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Steering- steering column- air bag sliding contact servicing- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 51982 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9765
NHTSA Item Number:
51984

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hesitation- on acceleration- vehicles with 3. 0l 4-valve engine. ( nhtsa item number - 51984 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9768
NHTSA Item Number:
51987

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel economy- customer expectations versus vehicle usage. ( nhtsa item number - 51987 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-03-01
Bulletin Number:
97610
NHTSA Item Number:
51990

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Blower motor- "chirping" or "squeaking" from blower motor at low speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 51990 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2224970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52768

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may experience a knock or wop noise in the passenger compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 52768 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2310970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52805

Component Description: Air bags.

Service Bulletin Summary: Deactivation procedure - clarification of instructions in service manual. ( nhtsa item number - 52805 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2311970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52806

Component Description: Suspension:rear:springs.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a clunking noise from the rear suspension when driving over bumps. ( nhtsa item number - 52806 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC2380970501
NHTSA Item Number:
52820

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Harsh 1-2 upshift. ( nhtsa item number - 52820 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC105739705
NHTSA Item Number:
52855

Component Description: Air bags:frontal.

Service Bulletin Summary: When performing the air bag deactivation procedure, the service manuals do not clearly state which simulators to use on the passenger side air bag. ( nhtsa item number - 52855 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
BC105959705
NHTSA Item Number:
52875

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline:belts and associated pulleys.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a knock or wop noise in the passenger compartment. ( nhtsa item number - 52875 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9705011635
NHTSA Item Number:
52913

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information in tsb 97-09-04 is incorrect. ( nhtsa item number - 52913 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9705019584
NHTSA Item Number:
52930

Component Description: Steering:wheel and handle bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of grunt or groan during wheel return. ( nhtsa item number - 52930 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
97090297181
NHTSA Item Number:
54067

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles during wet weather conditions and/or when driving through puddles and /or the crankshaft pulley may be damaged. ( nhtsa item number - 54067 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
97090297183
NHTSA Item Number:
54069

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing difficulties with the malfunction indicator lamp (mil). ( nhtsa item number - 54069 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-09-01
Bulletin Number:
97090297184
NHTSA Item Number:
54070

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience static in the am band of the radio while driving. ( nhtsa item number - 54070 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097231
NHTSA Item Number:
53658

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic and inspection procedure for front suspension noise. ( nhtsa item number - 53658 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097234
NHTSA Item Number:
53660

Component Description: Electrical system:starter assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles exhibiting a "squeaking" or "chirping" from the blower motor at low blower motor speeds. ( nhtsa item number - 53660 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
97111097237
NHTSA Item Number:
53663

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with harsh engagements and harsh shifts with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) 628, p0741 and/or p1744. ( nhtsa item number - 53663 ).

Bulletin Date:
1997-11-01
Bulletin Number:
976011
NHTSA Item Number:
605804

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing difficulty diagnosing vehicles with evaporative fuel system diagnostic trouble codes. ( nhtsa item number - 605804 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
9814
NHTSA Item Number:
605562

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding the availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 605562 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98110
NHTSA Item Number:
605570

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding passive anti theft system (pats) diagnostic service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 605570 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983566
NHTSA Item Number:
607484

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding programming / diagnosing passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. ( nhtsa item number - 607484 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
090308
NHTSA Item Number:
607711

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mil light on with evaporative dtc p0442, p0455 ( nhtsa item number - 607711 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
980312
NHTSA Item Number:
607713

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine check lamp on with misfire dtc(s). ( nhtsa item number - 607713 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983496
NHTSA Item Number:
607811

Component Description: Structure:body:hood.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit b1522 or gem "hood sw" pid concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 607811 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-01-01
Bulletin Number:
983566
NHTSA Item Number:
607837

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on programming / diagnosing any passive anti-theft system (pats) related issues. ( nhtsa item number - 607837 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
9831
NHTSA Item Number:
600585

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repairs to vinyl covered surfaces. ( nhtsa item number - 600585 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983112
NHTSA Item Number:
607407

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent neutral condition after driving and coming to a stop. ( nhtsa item number - 607407 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-02-01
Bulletin Number:
983221
NHTSA Item Number:
607433

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting a vibration at sppeds of 45 mph and above with the cruise on. ( nhtsa item number - 607433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A5
NHTSA Item Number:
601003

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment from rotunda is now approved for warranty and service use. ( nhtsa item number - 601003 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
985A11
NHTSA Item Number:
601009

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information regarding elimination of sanding rotors and drums. ( nhtsa item number - 601009 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9845
NHTSA Item Number:
601264

Component Description: Service brakes, air:disc:rotor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Availability of hub-mount brake rotor machining equipment. ( nhtsa item number - 601264 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9851
NHTSA Item Number:
601289

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exerpeincing a moaning noise heard from the power steering during engine idle. ( nhtsa item number - 601289 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9864
NHTSA Item Number:
601312

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a buzzing or rattle noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 601312 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9865
NHTSA Item Number:
601316

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging and/or diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. ( nhtsa item number - 601316 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98B18
NHTSA Item Number:
601219

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Owner notification program 98b18- cooling system by-pass kit installation. ( nhtsa item number - 601219 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9884
NHTSA Item Number:
601233

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: The malfunction indicator lamp (mil) may illuminate for misfires at high engine rpms durng engine warm up. ( nhtsa item number - 601233 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9888
NHTSA Item Number:
601238

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on a new transmission fluid usage chart. ( nhtsa item number - 601238 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9852
NHTSA Item Number:
601290

Component Description: Tires.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on tire company telephone numbers for customer assistance. ( nhtsa item number - 601290 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9873
NHTSA Item Number:
601341

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whining / buzzing noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio. ( nhtsa item number - 601341 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9874
NHTSA Item Number:
601343

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: A new silicone gasket and sealant. ( nhtsa item number - 601343 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980305
NHTSA Item Number:
602158

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles experiencing coolant odor, coolant overflow, high or fluctuating temp gauge readings, blown or leaking hoses, blown head gasket, failed engine, and lack of heat. ( nhtsa item number - 602158 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
980314
NHTSA Item Number:
603508

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:module.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a hard start / long crank. ( nhtsa item number - 603508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982523
NHTSA Item Number:
603548

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine valves may exhibit a customer concern of a moan noise at idle. ( nhtsa item number - 603548 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982675
NHTSA Item Number:
603573

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly:axle shaft:seal.

Service Bulletin Summary: A revised forward clutch inner seal for the axod, axode, ax4s & ax4n transaxle is available with improved sealing and reduced chance of the seal rolling during installation. ( nhtsa item number - 603573 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
982742
NHTSA Item Number:
603595

Component Description: Steering.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a steering groan noise. ( nhtsa item number - 603595 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
9811481
NHTSA Item Number:
613390

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 3. 0l 4-valve engines may exhibit a customer concern of a moan noise at idle. ( nhtsa item number - 613390 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-04-01
Bulletin Number:
11530
NHTSA Item Number:
613794

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: When diagnosing crank / no start on certain vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft (pats) check the customers key ring for any magnetic objects like the mobile speedpass key which may affect the signal transmission between the pats key a ( nhtsa item number - 613794 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
97120897251
NHTSA Item Number:
600584

Component Description: Steering:hydraulic power assist system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The front end accessory drive (fead) belt may slip momentarily in wet conditions causing a reduction in power steering assist or the generator lamp. ( nhtsa item number - 600584 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9802169837
NHTSA Item Number:
600590

Component Description: Power train:driveline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience an no forward or reverse movement. ( nhtsa item number - 600590 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-05-01
Bulletin Number:
9802169838
NHTSA Item Number:
600591

Component Description: Power train:manual transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Transaxles use a new transmission fluid. ( nhtsa item number - 600591 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
981512
NHTSA Item Number:
609551

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: A direct replacement part for the evaporative emission canister and bracket assembly. Ak ( nhtsa item number - 609551 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98B23
NHTSA Item Number:
609563

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: The owner notification program 98b23 contained incorrect labor allowance and coolant part number information ( nhtsa item number - 609563 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4619
NHTSA Item Number:
615157

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit malfunction indicator light on with evaporative diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455 set. ( nhtsa item number - 615157 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4621
NHTSA Item Number:
615159

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit contaminated / corroded coolant, high or fluctuating temp gauge, coolant odor, coolant overflow, blown or leaking hoses, blown head gasket, failed engine, lack of heat. ( nhtsa item number - 615159 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4630
NHTSA Item Number:
615166

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding general stalling concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 615166 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4636
NHTSA Item Number:
615174

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnosing hard start / long crank condition. ( nhtsa item number - 615174 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4655
NHTSA Item Number:
615191

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the service evaporator assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 615191 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
4676
NHTSA Item Number:
615221

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard / no start concern when parked in a steep nose-up position with less than 1/4 tank of fuel and for an extended period of time. ( nhtsa item number - 615221 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11773
NHTSA Item Number:
615273

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding service evaporator assemblies. ( nhtsa item number - 615273 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
11793
NHTSA Item Number:
615294

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard / no start concern when parked in a steep nose-up position with less than 1/4 tank of fuel and for an extended period of time. ( nhtsa item number - 615294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-08-01
Bulletin Number:
98163
NHTSA Item Number:
6090873

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Locks failed. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 6090873 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4724
NHTSA Item Number:
607136

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Contaminated/corroded coolant, high or fluctuating temperature gauge. ( nhtsa item number - 607136 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4731
NHTSA Item Number:
607143

Component Description: Suspension:front.

Service Bulletin Summary: Clunk or plop coming from front end. ( nhtsa item number - 607143 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4735
NHTSA Item Number:
607149

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Hard start/long crank. ( nhtsa item number - 607149 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4737
NHTSA Item Number:
607151

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine spark knock on acceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 607151 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4741
NHTSA Item Number:
607156

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel gauge accuracy or fuel gauge erratic operation. ( nhtsa item number - 607156 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-09-01
Bulletin Number:
98-4803
NHTSA Item Number:
607211

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some 1996-1998 taurus/sable vehicles with 3. 0l 4-v engine may exhibit a concern of moan noise at idle. ( nhtsa item number - 607211 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-10-01
Bulletin Number:
982010
NHTSA Item Number:
603695

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a " buzzing " or " rattling " noise from the exhaust system. ( nhtsa item number - 603695 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982112
NHTSA Item Number:
603675

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles experience a hard start/long crank time condition. ( nhtsa item number - 603675 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982310
NHTSA Item Number:
603724

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Mass air flow (maf)- sensor contamination- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 603724 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982320
NHTSA Item Number:
603780

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles with a very low odometer reading may experience a lack temperature control. ( nhtsa item number - 603780 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
982323
NHTSA Item Number:
603930

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding replacement and / or repairs on any lock component. ( nhtsa item number - 603930 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
984984
NHTSA Item Number:
613024

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with 3. 0l 2-valve engines may exhibit a spark knock concern on acceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 613024 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12079
NHTSA Item Number:
613057

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit a buzz or rattle condition on a cold start or during a low rpm stead speed. ( nhtsa item number - 613057 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
5048
NHTSA Item Number:
613143

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repeat message regarding contaminated / corroded coolant, high or fluctuating temp gauge; coolant odor, coolant overflow, blown or leaking hoses, blown head gasket, failed engine, lack of heat. ( nhtsa item number - 613143 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12154
NHTSA Item Number:
613173

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with pats (securilock) except certain models now have availability of fleet keys through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 613173 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12163
NHTSA Item Number:
613178

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a slight vibration during acceleration only. ( nhtsa item number - 613178 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12169
NHTSA Item Number:
613186

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a ngs error message after ngs/sbts pcm reprogramming. ( nhtsa item number - 613186 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985065
NHTSA Item Number:
613201

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Repeat message regarding hard start / long crank condition. ( nhtsa item number - 613201 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
985083
NHTSA Item Number:
613211

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:catalytic convertor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles (3. 0l 4 valve only) may exhibit a catalytic converter buzz or rattle condition on a cold start or during a low rpm steady speed. ( nhtsa item number - 613211 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12174
NHTSA Item Number:
613224

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start/long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 613224 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12178
NHTSA Item Number:
613234

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding tsb 98-5a-12 (transaxle/transmission/transfer case-vehicles towed behind recreational vehicles-recommended guidelines) does not list towing information for certain model vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 613234 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-11-01
Bulletin Number:
12189
NHTSA Item Number:
613242

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installation a new fuel pump , ensure that the pump has plastic sheathing over the wires. ( nhtsa item number - 613242 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98251
NHTSA Item Number:
603639

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns of a possible chafing of the fuel pump assembly wires resulting in an open fuse and/or inoperable fuel pump assembly or a no start condition. ( nhtsa item number - 603639 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98259
NHTSA Item Number:
603647

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vinyl covered items such as dash panels, door trim panels, consoles, etc. , may exhibit a small dent, scuff, abrasion and/ or discoloration resulting from assembly, transit, dealer prep and/or customer usage. ( nhtsa item number - 603647 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982513
NHTSA Item Number:
603651

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhibiting an inoperative power window. ( nhtsa item number - 603651 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
982514
NHTSA Item Number:
603652

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with the timing arrows/flags on the back of the camshaft sprocket (s) are mis-marked by as much as 30 degrees rotation. ( nhtsa item number - 603652 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98241
NHTSA Item Number:
604053

Component Description: Steering:column locking:anti-theft device.

Service Bulletin Summary: Diagnostic service tips on passive anti theft system ( pats ). ( nhtsa item number - 604053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
98246
NHTSA Item Number:
604059

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a new electrical grease ( f8az - 19g208-aa ) to reduce the possibility of moisture corrosion at the terminals. ( nhtsa item number - 604059 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5203
NHTSA Item Number:
615335

Component Description: Vehicle speed control:cruise control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a hard start / long crank, cold start stall, cold rough idle concern. ( nhtsa item number - 615335 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5205
NHTSA Item Number:
615337

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a ngs error message, total checksum error after ngs / sbts pcm reprogramming. ( nhtsa item number - 615337 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5226
NHTSA Item Number:
615345

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on installing a new fuel pump on certain vehicles. ( nhtsa item number - 615345 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5255
NHTSA Item Number:
615372

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit contaminated / corroded coolant, high or fluctuating temp gauge, coolant odor, coolant overflow, blown or leaking hoses, blown head gasket, failed engine, and or lack of heat. ( nhtsa item number - 615372 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
5301
NHTSA Item Number:
615406

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on vehicles exhibiting an inoperative power window. ( nhtsa item number - 615406 ).

Bulletin Date:
1998-12-01
Bulletin Number:
12238
NHTSA Item Number:
615496

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an inoperative power window concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 615496 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-01-01
Bulletin Number:
98B23S1
NHTSA Item Number:
604845

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Installation of cooling system by-pass kit. ( nhtsa item number - 604845 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
9943
NHTSA Item Number:
604751

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding reprogramming powertrain control modules (pcms). ( nhtsa item number - 604751 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5518
NHTSA Item Number:
605190

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on servicing oil pan gasket leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 605190 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
5897
NHTSA Item Number:
605254

Component Description: Steering:linkages:tie rod assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a squeaking and / or popping noise from the front outer tire rods. ( nhtsa item number - 605254 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12559
NHTSA Item Number:
605294

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly:pedal/linkage.

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with reverse clutch that could become sheared or torn in extremely cold temperatures. ( nhtsa item number - 605294 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12616
NHTSA Item Number:
605338

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:lever and linkage:column shift.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on transaxle service case replacement with oss (output shaft speed sensor) hole. ( nhtsa item number - 605338 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-03-01
Bulletin Number:
12570
NHTSA Item Number:
6091815

Component Description: Steering:linkages:tie rod assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit front outer tie rods squeak and / or pop noise over bumps and / or turning. ( nhtsa item number - 6091815 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99-8-15
NHTSA Item Number:
606419

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding door trim panel replacement - service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 606419 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
99816
NHTSA Item Number:
606420

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company now recommends sae 5w-30 viscosity grade for servicing any ford gasoline-powered vehicle regardless of model year. ( nhtsa item number - 606420 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-05-01
Bulletin Number:
996123
NHTSA Item Number:
606980

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Service Bulletin Summary: Concerns with buzz or vibration with the gear selector in park. ( nhtsa item number - 606980 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99111
NHTSA Item Number:
606433

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information designed to aid in the diagnosis, testing and repair of noise, vibration and harshness (nvh) concerns. ( nhtsa item number - 606433 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99127
NHTSA Item Number:
606445

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp (mil) with diagnostic trouble code (dtc) p1135 or p1155 stored in memory and / or a long crank / slow start. ( nhtsa item number - 606445 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99129
NHTSA Item Number:
606460

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Experiencing a whine / buzz type noise in the speakers of the entertainment radio or two-way radio on vehicles with an in-tank electric fuel pump. ( nhtsa item number - 606460 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
991210
NHTSA Item Number:
606461

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Ford motor company has released a private labeled material to be used for iron particle / acid rain service repairs. ( nhtsa item number - 606461 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-06-01
Bulletin Number:
99139
NHTSA Item Number:
606508

Component Description: Exterior lighting:brake lights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Conditions with the brake lamps inadvertently disabling the brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 606508 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
99152
NHTSA Item Number:
608431

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on the new flush and fill tool available through rotunda. ( nhtsa item number - 608431 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-07-01
Bulletin Number:
6612
NHTSA Item Number:
610705

Component Description: Suspension.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit front suspension noise due to front strut, front sway bar links or symptoms such as premature rear brake pad wear due to seized rear brake calipers or slides. ( nhtsa item number - 610705 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-08-01
Bulletin Number:
996735
NHTSA Item Number:
608455

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the ax4s transaxle may exhibit a harsh 3-2 downshift when coasting around a corner and then stepping into the throttle to accelerate away from the corner. ( nhtsa item number - 608455 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99183
NHTSA Item Number:
6090051

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service tip information on revised oil pan gasket replacement procedure. ( nhtsa item number - 6090051 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99184
NHTSA Item Number:
6090053

Component Description: Power train:axle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with ax4s transaxle, may exhibit a harsh 2-3 downshift may occur when coasting around a corner and then accelerating. ( nhtsa item number - 6090053 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99194
NHTSA Item Number:
6090082

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information for servicing and diagnosing brake vibration, brake inspection, and brake friction material replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 6090082 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99195
NHTSA Item Number:
6090085

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service information for musty and mildew type odors coming from the air conditioning / heating system. ( nhtsa item number - 6090085 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
99196
NHTSA Item Number:
6090087

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on identifying non-approved / alternate refrigerants which could cause safety, and performance concerns if installed in ford a/c systems. ( nhtsa item number - 6090087 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
6997
NHTSA Item Number:
6090310

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some service manuals may list the incorrect camshaft position sensor alignment tool for vehicles with various engine sizes. ( nhtsa item number - 6090310 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
7106
NHTSA Item Number:
6090455

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the winners of the edsr of the month quality awards for the month of august. ( nhtsa item number - 6090455 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13180
NHTSA Item Number:
6090538

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding camshaft position (cmp) sensor alignment tool chart. ( nhtsa item number - 6090538 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-09-01
Bulletin Number:
13250
NHTSA Item Number:
6090649

Component Description: Vehicle speed control.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding slight vibration upon acceleration. ( nhtsa item number - 6090649 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-10-01
Bulletin Number:
99222
NHTSA Item Number:
6089681

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject on a wire harness terminal repair kit available for repairing electrical wiring harnesses. ( nhtsa item number - 6089681 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99234
NHTSA Item Number:
6090131

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on diagnosing a vehicle with malfunction indicator lamp illuminated and diagnostic trouble codes p0442 and p0455 stored in continuous memory. ( nhtsa item number - 6090131 ).

Bulletin Date:
1999-11-01
Bulletin Number:
99242
NHTSA Item Number:
6090184

Component Description: Structure:body:door.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information on replacing and / or repairing malfunctioning (door, ignition and decklid) locks. ( nhtsa item number - 6090184 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0015
NHTSA Item Number:
612203

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding the new transmission cooler flusher- service tip. ( nhtsa item number - 612203 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
7855
NHTSA Item Number:
612216

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles may exhibit intermittent instrument control panel (icp) illumination. ( nhtsa item number - 612216 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-01-01
Bulletin Number:
13802
NHTSA Item Number:
612819

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent loss of instrument control panel (icp) illumination. ( nhtsa item number - 612819 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-02-01
Bulletin Number:
8199
NHTSA Item Number:
612411

Component Description: Suspension:front:stabilizer bar.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a rattling or clunking noise from the front end (front stabilizer link) under normal driving conditions. ( nhtsa item number - 612411 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-03-01
Bulletin Number:
8316
NHTSA Item Number:
612739

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:radio/tape deck/cd etc. .

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with compact disc changer may exhibit a 6 disc cd changer that is not ejecting the magazine or is not responding to command from the radio. ( nhtsa item number - 612739 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
98164
NHTSA Item Number:
609732

Component Description: Structure:body.

Service Bulletin Summary: A transeal coating is on the front and rear bumpers. This coating must be removed before delivery to the customer. Yd ( nhtsa item number - 609732 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
8016
NHTSA Item Number:
613611

Component Description: Electrical system:wiring:interior/under dash.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent loss of integrated control panel (icp) illumination. ( nhtsa item number - 613611 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
8583
NHTSA Item Number:
613689

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit dtc p1518 and / or p1519, related to intake manifold runner control (imrc). ( nhtsa item number - 613689 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-04-01
Bulletin Number:
14087
NHTSA Item Number:
613729

Component Description: Fuel system, gasoline:carburetor system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit diagnostic trouble code p1518 and/or p1519, related to intake manifold runner control (imrc). ( nhtsa item number - 613729 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-09-01
Bulletin Number:
00191
NHTSA Item Number:
618578

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may experience a separation between layers of the instrument panel. ( nhtsa item number - 618578 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-10-01
Bulletin Number:
00203
NHTSA Item Number:
618541

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: A separation between layers of the instrument panel. ( nhtsa item number - 618541 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-12-01
Bulletin Number:
00E11
NHTSA Item Number:
616814

Component Description: Equipment.

Service Bulletin Summary: Service action bulletin regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. ( nhtsa item number - 616814 ).

Bulletin Date:
2000-12-01
Bulletin Number:
00263
NHTSA Item Number:
616828

Component Description: Visibility:power window devices and controls.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a power window that will not operate downward because it's stuck / bound to the weathership header. ( nhtsa item number - 616828 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-02-01
Bulletin Number:
00E11
NHTSA Item Number:
619150

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: Service action 00e11, supplement #1 - update information regarding on-board diagnostic system upgrade. ( nhtsa item number - 619150 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
0147
NHTSA Item Number:
619424

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding engine oil recommendations for use in 2001 vehicles - sae 5w-20 motor oil. ( nhtsa item number - 619424 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-03-01
Bulletin Number:
13802
NHTSA Item Number:
620271

Component Description: Interior lighting.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit an intermittent loss of integrated control panel (icp) illumination. Audio and climate controls continue to operate during the icp's loss of illumination condition. This may be caused by a faulty internal ribbo ( nhtsa item number - 620271 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
0162
NHTSA Item Number:
619266

Component Description: Electrical system:ignition:anti-theft controller.

Service Bulletin Summary: Vehicles equipped with passive anti-theft system (pats) may not start or crank. ( nhtsa item number - 619266 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-04-01
Bulletin Number:
14856
NHTSA Item Number:
619333

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equpped with 3. 0l 2v vulcan or 4v duratec engine may exhibit an exhaust rust-thru, weld fatigue condition between the two toeboard catalysts where a tie-in bracket is welded to the formed inlet pipe of the rear bank toeboard c ( nhtsa item number - 619333 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
01116
NHTSA Item Number:
622646

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:cooling system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit cooling system conditions such contaminated / corroded coolant; leaking / discolored coolant overflow bottles; vibration from engine; leaking heater core; coolant overflow; high temperature gauge readings, etc. ( nhtsa item number - 622646 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-06-01
Bulletin Number:
01124
NHTSA Item Number:
622665

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: On some vehicles, engine oil may continue to leak from the engine oil pan gasket area after an engine oil pan gasket repair has been performed. ( nhtsa item number - 622665 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01156
NHTSA Item Number:
623944

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:heater core.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit heater core leaks. ( nhtsa item number - 623944 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-08-01
Bulletin Number:
01157
NHTSA Item Number:
623988

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Information regarding transmission fluid usage charts. ( nhtsa item number - 623988 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-09-01
Bulletin Number:
01181
NHTSA Item Number:
625715

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:park/neutral start switch.

Service Bulletin Summary: Brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 625715 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-10-01
Bulletin Number:
01205
NHTSA Item Number:
627927

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit vacuum or air leaks in the intake manifold and / or engine system causing diagnostic trouble codes p0171 and or p0174. ( nhtsa item number - 627927 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15370
NHTSA Item Number:
630351

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park. ( nhtsa item number - 630351 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15392
NHTSA Item Number:
630356

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a park pullout clunk noise when shifting from park to another gear position. ( nhtsa item number - 630356 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-11-01
Bulletin Number:
15390
NHTSA Item Number:
630408

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system:emission control:gas recirculation valve (egr valve).

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles may exhibit a check engine light and/or egr diagnostic trouble codes 332, p0401, p1407 (lackof egr flow). ( nhtsa item number - 630408 ).

Bulletin Date:
2001-12-01
Bulletin Number:
01246
NHTSA Item Number:
630515

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine oil system priming procedures, service tips for reports of premature engine failure. ( nhtsa item number - 630515 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-01-01
Bulletin Number:
0214
NHTSA Item Number:
630001

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine:gasoline.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some engine assemblies with aluminum cylinder heads repaired in-vehile have been found to leak coolant and/or oil from the cylinder head gasket area. ( nhtsa item number - 630001 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-08-01
Bulletin Number:
02153
NHTSA Item Number:
635968

Component Description: Other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Some vehicles equipped with the 3. 0l 4v duratec engine may exhibit a malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with a diagnostic trouble code p1518, intake manifold runner control. ( nhtsa item number - 635968 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02176
NHTSA Item Number:
10008580

Component Description: Service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Lamp-brake-invadvertent disabling of brake shift interlock. ( nhtsa item number - 10008580 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-09-01
Bulletin Number:
02183
NHTSA Item Number:
10008592

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:exhaust system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Exhaust system y-pipe crack at the noise vibration harness bracket. ( nhtsa item number - 10008592 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
870197
NHTSA Item Number:
10000592

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Incorrectly installed gear driven camshaft position (cmp) sensor synchronizer assemblies causing surge, lost of power, malfunction indicator lamp on and diagnostic trouble codes p1336, p1309 and p0340. ( nhtsa item number - 10000592 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-10-01
Bulletin Number:
02208
NHTSA Item Number:
10013060

Component Description: Equipment:electrical:air conditioner.

Service Bulletin Summary: Climate control a/c service tech tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10013060 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
02221
NHTSA Item Number:
10008304

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Engine-gear driven synchronizers-incorrect installation-camshaft position synchronizer (cmp) installation tool correct application. ( nhtsa item number - 10008304 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-11-01
Bulletin Number:
02236
NHTSA Item Number:
10008314

Component Description: Visibility:defroster/defogger system:windshield:controls/wiring.

Service Bulletin Summary: Erratic operation of the cool/warm function of the temperature control system - repair procedure for stratification (secondary) temperature blend door. ( nhtsa item number - 10008314 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-05-01
Bulletin Number:
0398
NHTSA Item Number:
10002780

Component Description: Fuel system, other.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp (mil) illumination with diagnostic trouble codes p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457, p1442 or check fuel cap lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble code p0457. ( nhtsa item number - 10002780 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-06-01
Bulletin Number:
03123
NHTSA Item Number:
10002684

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:torque converter.

Service Bulletin Summary: Torque converter clutch not engaging when commanded and/or diagnostic trouble codes p0741 or p1744 stored in memory. Models from 1996 to 2003. ( nhtsa item number - 10002684 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-07-01
Bulletin Number:
03148
NHTSA Item Number:
10003748

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:cooling unit and lines.

Service Bulletin Summary: New transmission cooler flusher - service tips. 2003 escort and super duty f series included. ( nhtsa item number - 10003748 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-09-01
Bulletin Number:
03181
NHTSA Item Number:
10004027

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Remote keyless entry (rke) - service tips. ( nhtsa item number - 10004027 ).

Bulletin Date:
2003-10-01
Bulletin Number:
03203
NHTSA Item Number:
10004886

Component Description: Electrical system.

Service Bulletin Summary: Malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0442, p0455, p0456, p0457 or p1442 or a check fuel cap lamp illuminated with dtc p0457 for the evaporative emission system. ( nhtsa item number - 10004886 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-08-01
Bulletin Number:
17358
NHTSA Item Number:
10008183

Component Description: Power train.

Service Bulletin Summary: Groan/buzz/vibration when the gear selector is in park with the vehicle parked on an incline. ( nhtsa item number - 10008183 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-11-01
Bulletin Number:
04217
NHTSA Item Number:
10013369

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General power train control module (pcm) programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10013369 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-12-01
Bulletin Number:
042107
NHTSA Item Number:
10014086

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission:control module (tcm, pcm).

Service Bulletin Summary: General (pcm) power train control module programming procedures. ( nhtsa item number - 10014086 ).

Bulletin Date:
2005-05-01
Bulletin Number:
18614
NHTSA Item Number:
10017916

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling.

Service Bulletin Summary: Surge, idle roll, rough idle only when the engine cooling fans are operating. ( nhtsa item number - 10017916 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
96V166000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
40,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission:gear position indication (prndl).

Summary: The park pawl abutment bracket has a sharp edge which can cause the parking pawl to hang up and not engage the park gear. This would allow the vehicle to move even though the gear shift indicator shows that the vehicle is in park. .

Conequence: Unintended and unexpected vehicle movement can result in personal injury and property damage. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the park pawl abutment bracket. .

Notes: Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin september 23, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
2
Make(s):
FORD, MERCURY
Model(s):
SABLE, TAURUS, WINDSTAR
Year(s):
1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
97V097000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
100,000

Affected Component: Power train:automatic transmission.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles equipped with ax4s automatic transaxles. The low/intermediate servo cover can separate from the transaxle while the vehicle is being driven. If this occurs, transmission fluid will leak contacting the catalytic converter. .

Conequence: The catalytic converter temperature may be hot enough to ignite the transmission fluid and cause a vehicle fire. .

Remedy: Dealers will inspect the transmission and replace these servo covers. .

Notes: Owner notification: owner notification began june 30, 1997. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
3
Make(s):
FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY
Model(s):
CONTINENTAL, CONTOUR, MYSTIQUE, NAVIGATOR, SABLE, TAURUS, TOWN CAR
Year(s):
1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
FORD MOTOR COMPANY
NHTSA ID:
98V028000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
571,800

Affected Component: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. The text and/or graphics for the vehicle headlamp aiming instructions provided in the owner guides are not sufficiently clear. This does not meet the requirements of fmvss no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment. ".

Conequence: If the headlamp assemblies are replaced, customers may be confused by the aiming instructions provided in the owner guides causing the headlamps to be improperly aimed. .

Remedy: Owner guides containing revised aiming instructions will be mailed to owners of these vehicles. .

Notes: Owner notification is expected to begin march 23, 1998. Owners who do not receive the free owner guide within a reasonable time should contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

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