Originally Posted by il66pony
Thanks. I will do more looking
I could not find anything obvious. On a different Taurus forum (taurasclub.com) I found info suggesting it could be the metal/rubber hose leading to the PCV. Evidently, these can pop a leak over time. I think
I found it but it appears to be totally inaccessible without tearing down the top of the engine. A vacuum leak would explain the lack of assist on the brakes and no vacuum at the egr vacuum line as well as the rough idle.
I have had nothing but Fords since 1993 and have never had an engine problem. I sort of gave up working on engines when carburetors went away. You think I should take out a second mortgage and go to a Ford dealer?