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Craigslist Cam Failure #1039 - Tuscon AZ - '98

Date 3/1/09

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1998 Ford Taurus SHO - $1477 (East side)

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Date: 2009-02-18, 6:22PM MST

1998 Ford Taurus SHO - $1477
130,000 miles
3.4L SFI V8 Engine
4 door
Sun & moonroof

Grey leather interior, Nice powerful Mach Stereo system, digital climate control
4 new disc brake calipers, 4 wheel ceramic pads, new brake lines, new oxygen sensor, new coil, Bridgestone Potenzas in good shape
Some dings, scratches and surface paint peel on trunk lid.

The SHO is Ford's "hot rod" version of the Taurus. Not too common - you don't see too many of these on the road.

Car is in non-working condition. It may have experienced cam sprocket failure which these SHO Tauruses are prone to.

I'm not positive about this though - it could be something else. I was driving it up until a few weeks ago and all of a sudden it made a knocking noise and suddenly died and wouldn't restart.

I don't have the time or energy to devote to diagnosing and or repairing a cam failure if that's what happened. The upper and lower intakes, valve covers and possibly cylinder heads would have to be removed to be certain. It's too bad because it was a fun car to drive.

This could be a cool project car for an adventurous person who wasn't afraid to tackle the job or a great fully loaded parts car full of rare and "impossible to find" SHO parts for a person who already has their own 3rd Gen SHO project car. If you have an SHO you already know how hard it can be to find parts for them.

There's at least a few thousand dollars worth of good parts on this car. Just the coils alone are $600 minimum from the parts store.


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