I appreciate all of the input! Let's see. As for mileage, it does infact have 150,000 miles on it. The steering issue is not shift related as it happens at low speed and cruising speed, shifting or not. I contacted the previous owner and he said that it had a shift kit installed, but he too agreed that it should not be "hammering" into gear. I had no clue that they even made a shift kit for a V6 sedan. I also did not mention on here that I replaced the TPS to no avail. I back probed it and it is getting sufficient voltage and sending out the correct signal. I had also considered the IAC Valve, but I also probed it and found good voltage and ground. I performed a diagnostic scan on it today and received a multitude of codes in the memory and KOER areas, but no faults in the KOEO. The ones that concern me the most are MAF volts too high, MAF volts too low, and no signal from the VSS which again points back to my original thinking. I did also consider the MAF, but I checked the resistance, cleaned it, and it is good. I was also told that a faulty MAF would cause a rich condition, but I also received codes for lean mixture in bank 1 and 2. This car absolutely boggles my mind. My hat is off to the engineers at Ford and Yahmaha for coming up with a technical masterpiece that we call SHO. I also aquired the use of a Ford shop manual for the Taurus, including the SHO, and it made mention of thepressure control solenoid in the trans, AKA the EPC. But anyway, I found procedures and specs for testing the various sensors, and I will let you all know what I come up with. Thanks once again!
Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 8:48 PM