2005 Ford Taurus Engine Controls - Vacuum Leakage Noise Possible DTC's

2005 Ford Taurus V6-3.0L VIN U

Engine Controls - Vacuum Leakage Noise Possible DTC's

3.0L - VACUUM LEAKAGE NOISE AND MIL ON WITH LEAN CODES

FORD: 2005 Taurus

LINCOLN: 2003-2005 Lincoln LS

MERCURY: 2005 Sable

ISSUE

Some 2005 Taurus and Sable vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 2V and some 2003-2005 Lincoln LS vehicles equipped with a 3.0L 4V engine may exhibit a vacuum leakage noise or lean codes and/or malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on. The cause may be a leak at the 0-ring on the intake manifold tuning (IMT) valve.

ACTION

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

Verify the concern by removing the IMT valve from the intake manifold and visually inspecting the 0-ring condition. If the 0-ring is flat or damaged, replace only the 0- ring not the actuator.

For Lincoln LS, refer to the 2005 Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-14, IMT valve.

For Taurus vehicles, the IMT valve is located on right front of upper intake manifold: ... Download File PDF


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