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Replacement Options for Your Ford Taurus Engine

Our experience with Ford Taurus engines has been fantastic. You see, for the number of Taurus's that are on the road, we receive relatively few quote inquiries.

In your search for a used Taurus engine, be careful. Many of our competitors do not value accurate representation of the mileage the same way that we do. Sadly, many of them outright lie - they'll sell you a 60,000 mile engine that actually has 120,000 miles.

We separate ourselves from the competition by providing a free CARFAX to verify the mileage on every Taurus engine that we sell. Not only will the CARFAX show the final mileage on the vehicle the engine is coming from (or give a reference point close to the final mileage), but it will verify that the vehicle your engine is coming from didn't come out of a flood.

Best of all (according to our customers), when you purchase a Taurus engine from us, you get an industry leading warranty that allows you to install and drive with confidence.

Before you call us, make sure to read some of our testimonials. Not only do we want to provide you with an engine that will far outlast our warranty, we want to provide you with excellent customer service. Our testimonials speak to the fact that we do both.

Ford Taurus Engine Directory

Year Make / Model Engine Size VIN Code/Engine Code/Transmission Type
1995 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "Y" SHO
1995 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1" Flex Fuel
1995 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U"
1995 Ford Taurus 3.2L VIN "P" SHO
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L VIN "4" Police Package
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L VIN "4" w/o Police Package
1996 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
1996 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U or 4" OHV Vulcan
1996 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L VIN "N" SHO
1997 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
1997 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U or 4" OHV Vulcan
1997 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L VIN "N" SHO
1998 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
1998 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U or 4" OHV Vulcan
1998 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L VIN "N" SHO
1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
1999 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L VIN "N" SHO
2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2000 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2001 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "1 or 2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2001 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2001 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2002 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2002 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2002 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2003 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2003 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2003 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2004 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2004 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2004 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2005 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2005 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2005 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "S" DOHC Duratec
2006 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "2" OHV Vulcan, Flex Fuel
2006 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan
2007 Ford Taurus 3.0L VIN "U" OHV Vulcan

Ford Taurus engines, 1986-Present

The Taurus debuted in 1985 for the 1986 model year, replacing the mid-size LTD (not the larger Crown Vic LTD, which remained in production). Two variants have been offered, the upscale Mercury Sable between 1986 and 2005 and again for 2008-09; and the performance Taurus SHO (1989-1999 and 2010). Between 1992 and 1996, the Taurus outsold every other car in the US. It has been credited with saving Ford from bankruptcy.

The first generation Taurus (1986-91) was a front-wheel drive midsize car. Ford, following the lead of Chrysler and GM, was transitioning from rear wheel to front wheel drive at this time. Fuel economy standards were one reason for the car’s aerodynamic “jelly bean” design. The first generation Taurus came with one of two engines. The first, a 90-horsepower, 2.5-liter in-line four HSC (high swirl combustion) engine with electronic fuel injection good for 130 foot-pounds of torque, was discontinued for future generations as it couldn’t provide enough power fro a midsized car. Automatic transmission buyers could opt for a 3-liter Vulcan 140-horsepower V6 pushrod engine with two valves per cylinder. The Vulcan was designed for electronic fuel injection. Vulcans are known for their durability.

The first-generation SHO, introduced in 1989, featured a Yamaha-designed, 3.0-liter 220-horsepower SHO V6 engine.

For its second generation (1992-95), Taurus lost the aforementioned HSC engine and manual transmissions. Most sedans and wagons contained either a 3-liter V6 engine or a 3-8-liter V6 engine, both Vulcans. (The 3.8-liter was standard on the LX wagon only). Both offered 140 horsepower, but the 3.8-liter engine had more torque (215 foot-pounds versus). A Police trim was briefly offered; this contained an Essex V6 engine with dual exhaust. The second-generation SHO, which debuted in 1992, had either a 3-liter or a 3.2-liter SHO V6 engine with the latter engine being included in the new auto transmission SHO. The 3.2-liter version offered 251 foot-pounds of torque whereas the 3-liter engine got 200. Both engines were 220 horsepower.

Taurus’ third generation ran from 1996-99. Base trim models G and GL kept the Vulcan V6 engine, now good for 145 horsepower and 179 foot-pounds of torque. The Vulcan now had a distributorless coil pack ignition system and a new intake manifold. The top-of-the-line LX had a new 3-liter 200 horsepower dual overhead cam Duratec 30 V6 engine, designed especially for the LX. In 1998, the Vulcan became the standard engine with the Duratec being optional for all models, although the Duratec was only available on the SE trim level for the 1999 model year. The SHO now featured a 3.4-liter V8 good for 235 horsepower. This engine was said to be prone to fail around 50K miles, when the camshaft tended to separate from its socket unless it was welded into place. Placing more emphasis on comfort and less performance, this generation of the SHO didn’t sell as well as previous ones. It was discontinued in 1999.

For its fourth generation (2000-07), Taurus engines remained the same as in the third. LX and SE trim levels were available only with a 155-horsepower Vulcan offering 185 foot-pounds of torque; this engine was optional for the SES. The other option for SES buyers was the 200-horsepower Duratec engine. When the LX and SES were dropped in 2005, the only Taurus to contain a Duratec engine was the SEL. In 2006, the Duratec engine was dropped from the Taurus line and the SEL was available only with the 200-horsepower Vulcan 3-liter V6. Sales slumped during this generation and Ford decided to discontinue the Taurus. The wagon was eliminated in 2004 and sedans in 2006.

The Taurus was revived in 2007, which this fifth generation imprint having originally been designated a Ford Five Hundred. (It was decided that “Taurus” had more brand recognition than “Five Hundred.”) . The generation offered one engine, the 3.5-liter, 263-horsepower Duratec 35 V6.

The Taurus’ sixth generation begins in 2009 for model year 2010. These cars feature the dual overhead cam 3.5-liter 263-horsepower Cyclone V6 version of the Duratec 35 engine with 249 foot-pounds of torque at 6250 rpm and 249 foot-pounds at 4500 rpm.

The SHO also returns for 2010 with a twin-turbo, direct (gasoline) injected EcoBoost V6 engine, which offers the same fuel economy as the base engine but gets a whopping 365 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque. Back to the Ford engine directory

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