Serpentine Belt Routing Diagram DOHC (VIN S)

Serpentine Belt Routing Diagram 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 3.0L DOHC Ford Taurus And 3.0L DOHC Mercury Sable

NOTE: The serpentine belt routing diagram above applies only to the 1996-1999 3.0L DOHC (VIN: S) Ford Taurus.

Intake Manifold Bolt Torque Specifications (3.0L DOHC)

Intake Manifold Bolt Tightening Sequence 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 3.0L DOHC Ford Taurus And 3.0L DOHC Mercury Sable

The illustration above shows the intake manifold bolt tightening sequence to avoid damage to the intake manifold gasket or vacuum leaks.

NOTE: Install the intake manifold gaskets without any type of sealer.

Intake Manifold Bolt Torque Specifications
Step 1 11 Ft. Lbs. (15 N.m)
Step 2 19-24 Ft. Lbs. (26-33 N.m)

Intake Manifold Plenum Bolt Torque Specifications (3.0L DOHC)

Intake Manifold Plenum Bolt Tightening Sequence 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 3.0L DOHC Ford Taurus And 3.0L DOHC Mercury Sable

The illustration above shows the intake manifold plenum bolt tightening sequence to avoid damage to the intake manifold plenum gasket or vacuum leaks.

The intake manifold plenum is also known as the upper intake manifold.

NOTE: Install the intake manifold plenum gasket without any type of sealer.

Intake Manifold Plenum Bolt Torque Specifications
15-22 Ft. Lbs. (20-30 N.m)