Ford 3.0L, 3.8L Index of Articles

How To Avoid A Blown Head Gasket (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Avoid A Blown Head Gasket  (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

One of the most expensive repair jobs you may face, with your 3.0L/3.8L equipped Ford car, mini-van, or pick-up is a blown head gasket condition. The good news is that it's possible to avoid a blown head gasket on your vehicle and it only...   read more >>

Coolant Leaking From Intake Gaskets (Ford 3.8L)

Coolant Leaking From Intake Gaskets   (Ford 3.8L)

A very common problem on the 1996-1998 3.8L equipped Ford Mustang (96-97 3.8L T-Bird and 96-97 3.8L Cougar) is the intake manifold gaskets leaking coolant. No doubt this little problem has been a gold mine for Ford and the auto repair industry...   read more >>

How To Test The Oxygen Sensors (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Test The Oxygen Sensors (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

Testing the pre catalytic converter oxygen sensors on your Ford 3.0L or 3.8L V6 OBD II equipped car, mini-van, or pick up is not that hard. I'm gonna' show you how to test them so that if you do need to replace one of both... you'll know that...   read more >>

How To Test A BAD Starter Motor (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Test A BAD Starter Motor (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

If your Ford 3.0L or 3.8L vehicle Does Not Crank, and you suspect the starter motor and need to test it... this is the starter motor test ‘How To’ article you need. I'll show you how to test the starter motor while it's still in the car...   read more >>

How To Diagnose Misfire Codes (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Diagnose Misfire Codes (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

Troubleshooting a misfire (also known as an engine miss) can be a challenge... since so many different things can cause one. Although a misfire will usually light up the check engine light, on your OBD II equipped Ford vehicle... this is not an...   read more >>

How To Test A BAD Alternator (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Test A BAD  Alternator (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

This article will help you to test and troubleshoot a No Charge Condition on any Ford (and Mercury and Lincoln) 3.0L and 3.8L V6 equipped car, pick up or mini-van. The only piece of diagnostic/testing equipment you'll need to test the alternator...   read more >>

Troubleshooting A No Start Condition (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

Troubleshooting A No Start Condition (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

Having the car Crank but Not Start is stressful enough... but what really adds insult to injury is replacing parts that don't solve the problem. What complicates a No Start problem with your Ford vehicle is that a lot of different things can...   read more >>

How To Test The Fuel Injectors (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Test The Fuel Injectors (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

A fuel injector going BAD is rare, but it does happen. I have run across this situation every now and then myself. If you need an effective, but simple fuel injector test, this article will help you. This is an On-Car test of the fuel injectors...   read more >>

How To Test The Crank Sensor (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Test The Crank Sensor (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

The clearest indication that the crank sensor on your Ford 3.0L or 3.8L car, mini-van or pick up has failed, is a Cranks but Does Not Start Condition. Since so many things can cause a No Start, it's always a good idea to tests the components...   read more >>

How To Do And Interpret an Engine Compression Test (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

How To Do And Interpret an Engine Compression Test (Ford 3.0L, 3.8L)

Doing a compression test on your Ford or Mercury Taurus, Sable, Windstar equipped 3.0L and 3.8L V6 is an easy test to do. This article will take you thru' the test and interpretation of the cylinder compression results in a step by step...   read more >>