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Your 2000 Taurus dosnt have a fuel temp sensor. The only Ford that uses this sensor is the 4.6 Crown vic that run on Propane. (NGV)
What else would cause me to get a 0181 code? I get codes 0181,7E5 and 58A and every thing I read says it is a faulty fuel temp sensor. Your answer does make sense in that I can not find a parts listing for one on a Taurus.
Ok If you have a 2000 3.0 Flex engine then the code is set due to an issue with your Flex fuel Sensor which does monitor fuel temputure.
I just verified the code. It is not a flex fuel. It is the standard V-6 not the DOHC.
It is running fine. I would not be worried about it except that it will not pass emissions with the engine light on. And they will not pas it if you just cleared the code.
Well I can send you the pinpoint for the code 0181 but you do not have a fuel temp sensor on the standard DOHC. The P0181 on the DOHC means you need to complete the Drive cycle test.
DRIVE CYCLE HERE
It is not the DOHC. It is the standard V-6 but I assume the code means the same.
What is the drive cycle test?
Ok this test is the test for the vin code U as well.
If its not a flex and its not a NGV then it has this system.
The electronic engine controls consist of the following:
The TP sensor:
The IAC valve:
The ECT sensor:
The CMP sensor:
The CKP sensor:
The KS 3.0L (4V):
The MAF sensor:
The catalyst monitor sensor:
The PSP switch:
Thanks for the info. I geuss I have some things to check. Would you have a geuss as where to start based on the fact that it is running fine.