Ford Taurus/Sable 1986-1995 Repair Information

General Recommendations


Do NOT tow a trailer unless your vehicle has been driven at least 500 miles!

Towing a trailer puts additional load on your vehicle's engine, drivetrain, brakes, tires and suspension. For your safety, as well as your car's well being, make sure the trailer towing equipment is properly matched to the trailer. All towing equipment should be of the proper weight class, and must be safely attached to the vehicle.

Trailer towing should only be attempted with the 3.0L or 3.8L V6 engine!

The maximum trailer weight that your vehicle can tow is 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) gross trailer axle weight with a maximum tongue load of 100 lbs. (45 kg). Be sure to observe the following qualifications:

Any model equipped with an overdrive transaxle should be shifted to the "D'' (DRIVE) position to avoid excessive shifting between the overdrive and third gears.
Auxiliary oil coolers are recommended for the power steering system and the automatic transaxle during long distance towing (more than 50 miles/80 km), while towing in hilly terrain or for frequent towing.
Vehicle speed no higher than 55 mph (88 km/h) is recommended while towing a trailer.