Our featured Under the Hood candidate is a 2001 Ford Taurus. The Taurus uses a 6 cylinder engine and is a front wheel drive car, so the general layout of the engine components will be similar to most other 6 cylinder, FWD vehicles.
- Engine Oil Cap
- Engine Oil Dipstick
- Upper Radiator Hose
- Engine Coolant Reservoir and Cooling System Cap
- Windshield Washer Reservoir
- Fuse/Relay Box
- Air Filter Housing
- Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) location
- Brake Fluid Reservoir
- Power Steering Reservoir
- Spark Plugs (Front 3, Back 3 are under the Intake Manifold)
- Spark Plug Coil Pack
- Idle Air Control (IAC) Solenoid
The above photographs with diagrams should help you locate the main parts and systems under the hood of your vehicle. If you have any questions about the outlined parts that are not answered in the relevant text or links, or need help identifying addition components, feel free to contact me.
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