Check engine light came on our 96 Taurus wagon and I had the wife take it to
The dealer recommends:
1. Replace DPFE sensor and hoses
2. Reprogram PCM
3. Clean MASS filter
4. Replace serpentine belt
5. Clean throttle body and fuel injectors
6. Replace PCV/Grommet (wallace?)
7. Replace fuel filter
Dealer also wants $750 to perform same.
No way I'm dropping 7 big ones on this list. I'm out $80 for the diagnostics
and a car wash, but whatever....
With a Haynes in hand and some new jack stands from Sears, I've decide to do
this work myself.
I am not the best mechanic you're going to meet so I would appreciate any
insight this group would contribute. For instance, is item #2 covered under
the 8/80 Emissions warranty?