Cylinder Head Bolt Torque Specifications (VIN 1, 2, y U)

Cylinder Head Bolt Tightening Sequence (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 3.0L OHV Ford Taurus And Mercury Sable)

The illustration above shows the cylinder head bolt tightening sequence.

NOTE: Install the cylinder head gasket without any type of sealer.

Cylinder Head Torque Specs. (3.0L OHV)
Step 1 59 Ft. Lbs. (80 N.m)
Step 2 Loosen bolt one complete turn
Step 3 33-41 Ft. Lbs. (45-56 N.m)
Step 3 63-73 Ft. Lbs. (85-99 N.m)

More 3.0L Ford Tutorials

You cand find many more ‘how to test’ tutorials for your 3.0L Ford Taurus (3.0L Mercury Sable) in these two indexes:

  1. Ford 3.0L Index of Articles.
  2. Ford 3.0L, 3.8L Index of Articles.

Here's a sample of the tutorials you'll find in the indexes:

  1. How To Test The TPS -1994-1995 3.0L Ford Taurus.
  2. Constant Control Relay Module Pinout (1996-1997 3.0L Ford Taurus).
  3. How To Test The Alternator (1994-1995 3.0L Ford Taurus).
  4. How To Test The Fuel Injectors (1991-1995 3.0L Ford Taurus).