Ford Sable, Taurus 2000-05



Idle Speed

Idle speed is maintained by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). No adjustment is necessary or possible.

Throttle Linkage Adjustment

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  3. On the injection system throttle body, loosen the 2 locknuts at the end of the throttle cable and adjust the cable until there is a play of 0.010-0.030 inches (0.254-0.762mm).
  5. Loosen the locknut and lower the kickdown stop under the accelerator pedal. Have someone depress the accelerator pedal until the transmission detent can be felt. Then, back the kickdown stop back out until it just touches the pedal.
  7. Check that the distance from the seal at the throttle body end of the cable housing is at least 1.732 inches (43.9mm) from the rear end of the threaded sleeve and tighten the locknuts.