|From Cory 12/28/03|
"In reference to your Jul - Aug 2002, 2000 Taurus, P0401 DTC Project, is there some special trick to removing the DPFE sensor? It is hard to get your hand on it. Do you need to remove something first, do I need a special tool, or do I just grab and yank?|
Thanks for the great page; I wish I would have found it when I was actually looking for the sensor... finding that little bugger was half the battle.
|From Tom 12/29/03|
"No special tool, just unplugs." Then asked him how he was doing with it.|
|From Cory 01/02/04|
" Not so good. I have tried about every lever that I have to
pry that thing off. I can get at it pretty well from the
left side (facing towards the car from the front), but I can't
seem to twist a screw driver far enough to pop the sensor out
of the hose. Maybe I just need a bigger screw driver?
Did yours come out fairly easily or did it require some force?
I imagine that there is a coupling ridge on the sensor, but I'm
guessing that there is nothing else binding the tube to the
hose than just the friction of rubber on plastic. Is there? Did
you remove the sensor from the rubber tubes or slip the rubber
tubes from the metal pipes connected to the manifold?"|
|From Tom 01/02/04|
"I'm going over to the garage tonight (for sure Sat.) I'll pull it in and check it out."|
|From DMiller 5/15/03|
" I read one of your project pages concerning the Taurus DPFE sensor. Great information. Worked like a charm. I have a question for you though. I took my old sensor apart and found water in the "Ref" side (the smaller of the tubes). My rough engine returned after approx. a month. I took the DPFE off and found more water, dried it out and the roughness is gone again. My question is where could the moisture be coming from. I put some dry gas in the tank after changing the sensor but there is still some moisture somewhere apparently."|
(We're still working on this one.)
From Marty R 5/19/03
" Fixed my for sensor using the info from your website. Saved $260. Thanks.
From Pierre 5/30/03
" I have a 2001 Taurus with 36,600 miles and seem have the same symptoms.
I have not had a chance to test the DPFE sensor but I may have a clue
to DMiller's post on 5/15/03 about moisture or water in the sensor.
This may be caused by water being forcefully splashed on the sensor.