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Old 03-31-2012, 03:27 PM
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Smile Does the 1997 Ford Taurus GL have a timing belt or timing chain?

Does the 1997 Ford Taurus GL have a timing belt or timing chain? Thanks, might be getting this car, and I can't tell what it has, so if you know it'd help a lot, thanks.
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Old 03-31-2012, 04:14 PM
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Hi Nick,
Both 3.0 L 2v and 4 v have timing chains. The 4v has 2 chains. Manuals refer to them as chains/belts.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 AM
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Nick, good luck with your purchase. The 3.0 2v is a great motor, I have a 99 with over 256,000 mi. on it and purrs like a kitten. uses maybe 1/2-3/4 of a qt. of oil between changes. With the age of car your thinking about, have the tranny fluid changed right away after you buy it,(if you do). Be sure and use only Mercon V fluid, and have tranny serviced every 25,000-30,000 miles.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 AM

1997, 30, 97, adjust, belt, broken, chain, change, ford, gl, price, procedure, tarus, taurus, timing

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