1998 Ford Taurus Cylinder Heads Removal and Installation

1. Rotate crankshaft (6303) to zero degrees top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke. 2. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). 3. Drain engine cooling system. Refer to Section 03-03. 4. Remove air cleaner outlet tube (9B659) to throttle body (9E926) . Refer to Section 03-12. 5. Mark and remove vacuum lines to upper intake manifold (9424). 6. Disconnect EGR backpressure transducer hose from EGR valve to exhaust manifold tube (9D477) , loosen lower EGR valve to exhaust manifold tube nut and rotate EGR valve to exhaust manifold tube away from EGR valve (EGR valve) (9D475) . 7. Disconnect the throttle position sensor (TP sensor) (9B989), idle air control valve (IAC valve) (9F715) , EGR backpressure transducer and EGR vacuum regulator solenoid electrical connectors. 8. WARNING: COVER FUEL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE (9H321) WITH SHOP CLOTH TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL FUEL SPRAY INTO EYES. Relieve pressure at the fuel pressure relief valve . Refer to Section 03-04A. 9. Remove fuel tube safety clips. 10. CAUTION: Cover fuel tube ends with clean shop cloths to prevent dirt from entering opening.


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