Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information



Your car uses one of three different electronic ignition systems. The 2.5L, 3.0L and 3.8L engines utilize the standard Distributor Ignition (DI) system. The 3.0L/3.2L SHO and the 3.0L Flexible Fuel (FF) engines use two different Electronic Ignition (EI) systems, formerly known as Distributorless Ignition (DIS). The purpose of using an electronic ignition system is to eliminate the deterioration of spark quality which occurred in the earlier breaker point ignition system as the breaker points wore, to extend maintenance intervals, and to provide a more intense and reliable spark at every firing impulse, in order to ignite the leaner gas mixtures necessary to control emissions.