Under the Hood: 2001 Ford Taurus 3.0L

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.



  1. Engine Oil Cap
  2. Engine Oil Dipstick
  3. Upper Radiator Hose
  4. Engine Coolant Reservoir and Cooling System Cap
  5. Windshield Washer Reservoir
  6. Fuse/Relay Box
  7. Battery
  8. Air Filter Housing
  9. Mass Air Flow Sensor (MAF) location
  10. Brake Fluid Reservoir
  11. Power Steering Reservoir
  12. Spark Plugs (Front 3, Back 3 are under the Intake Manifold)
  13. Spark Plug Coil Pack
  14. Alternator
  15. Idle Air Control (IAC) Solenoid

Identification Aid
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.
Are there any parts you can identify that I left out? Let me know by leaving a comment!


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3 comments:

Anonymous,  April 24, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

where is the fuel regulator located in a 2001 ford taurus ses

Ford Dallas November 27, 2011 at 2:42 AM  

Thanks for the detailed layout of the interior. I'm not really to handy with knowing all the parts so I'm sure this will come in handy.

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