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.
Car Problem Reports
Ford Taurus Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers
Ford Taurus Problem
Engines Affected: 3.0L V6, 3.0L V6 DOHC
Average Mileage: 108,700 mi (50,000 mi - 185,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, 113,000 mi
It still has not been fixed.
Visitor, 2001 Ford Taurus, 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!!!
Visitor, 1997 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, 135,000 mi
check engine light on and delayed starting.
Visitor, 2004 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6 DOHC, 50,000 mi
my cramshaft is chirping and squeeling
Visitor, 1997 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, 185,000 mi
The synchronizer was shattered in my car along with the sensor.
Visitor, 2007 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6
Replaced at 67000 miles
engine light stays on