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Ford Taurus Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers

Ford Taurus Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC

Average Mileage: 123,355 mi (50,000 mi - 185,000 mi)


The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 81,300 mi

    Jan 3, 2012 Chirping noise when engine warms up, engine miss above 3000rpm. Shop said camshaft synchronizer bad and had to be replaced.
    About a year ago significant oil leak onto exhaust, thought it was front oil seal, found out oil pan gasket leaking. I want to know the assembly line person responsible for this!!!

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 135,000 mi

    check engine light on and delayed starting.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6 DOHC, 162,675 mi

    it vibrated and then the engine light flashed and then stayed on running rough. I put an obd 2 reading at home states cylinder 6 misfire. Last month I took the car in for repairs because of illumining engine light, oil leaks, and water pump replacement. All were fixed one month later car running rough again and illuming light on and burns oil with no oil leaks.

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  • Visitor, , 162,000 mi

    The auto store told me it was the camshaft sensor and the crankshaft sensor and the engine light went off. Do I need to replace them anyways or keep driving the car?

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6 DOHC, 150,000 mi

    check engine stay on and now check transmission light comes and go's

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 113,000 mi

    It still has not been fixed.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6 DOHC, 50,000 mi

    my cramshaft is chirping and squeeling

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6, 185,000 mi

    The synchronizer was shattered in my car along with the sensor.

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  • Visitor, , 3.0L V6

    Replaced at 67000 miles

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  •  Rookie

    engine light stays on

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