By BJ Wiley on
1998 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan
This car was specifically built for me.
Within the first 2 years I began having
throttle assembly problems. It's now on
it's 4th TA. The throttle sticks in the
idle position. Instead of paying $300
for another throttle body, a friend
said to check the throttle fly. It was
the problem. Carb cleaner fixed it.
Carbon build-up was the culprit.
Also one spark plug is located on the
backside of the engine which means the
engine has to be disassembled to change
it. This makes normal maintenance be
Also, the transmission finally broke
two months ago. $1600 to repair. No
warning that the transmission was about
Designed for the driver. Everything
the driver needs is in easy reach.
Allow easier access to the spark plugs.
Determine a fix to the throttle
assembly carbon build-up problem. MOST
IMPORTANTLY, REDESIGN the transmission.
There are a number of
service bulletins against it. Ford
SHOULD HAVE recalled to fix the problem.