The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
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1995 Ford Taurus Problems
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.
Worn motor mounts can cause the motor to rise during acceleration, causing a clunking noise and possibly damaging the AC hoses. Damage to the AC hoses can cause a loss refrigerant resulting in no cold air from the AC. The motor mount will need to be replaced prior to repairing the damaged hose or the problem will continue.
1995 Ford Taurus Recalls (Recent)
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Ford has recalled certain 1986-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models and 1988-1994 Lincoln Continental models in high corrosion, cold weather states because the rear subframe mount plate nuts may corrode and fail, causing the subframe to drop. If the subframe drops, loss of vehicle control and functionality can occur. Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts.
Summary: ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS, PASSENGER VEHICLES, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND MOTOR HOMES CHASSIS, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.Learn more »
Summary: FORD IS RECALLING 225,000 MY 1992-2003 ECONOLINE, MY 1993-1995 TAURUS SHO, MY 1992-1998 CROWN VICTORIA, MY 1993 BRONCO, F-SERIES, MY 1995-1997 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY STRIPPED CHASSIS, MY 1992-1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS, AND MY 1992-1995 LINCOLN TOWN CAR VEHICLES. THE AFFECTED VEHICLES WERE PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED USING A WIRING HARNESS THAT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE VEHICLE CIRCUIT POLARITY.Learn more »
Summary: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 1995 TAURUS/SABLE PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.0L AND 3.8L ENGINES AND 1995 FORD MUSTANG VEHICLES WITH 3.8L AND 5.0L ENGINES. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE ENGINE COOLING FAN BEARING TO SEIZE.Learn more »
1995 Ford Taurus Questions and Answers
the interior lights stay on all the time,i've checked the fuse and I've checked the door switch,had to pull the fuse to turn them off,but by doing that i lose radio, clock ,and everything...
since purchase of the vehicle, it will shift to higher gears while driving, however as i slow down, it downshifts jerkey into low at about 35 mph as if i'd done it manually. also while a backy...
it seems to be an electrical can i by pass the fuuse box to test to battery
i don t have a maula so i am not sure of fuse locaction or relay if tthere is one
return line leaking at pump housing,what tools do I need to replace or tighten fiting
1995 Ford Taurus Reviews
cant figure out why my evap lines are hard?!!!
i bought my ford taurus in 2011 and its a great car for a 1995 it hadnt been kept up with at all and its really easy to perform repairs on yourself i replaced the water pump starter spark plugs and wires my taurus is running strong with the original motor and tranny and its a 1995 i really reccommend for buyers looking for cheap reliable cars and it has just under 300k miles
I've had my '95 Taurus for 12 years now and it's currently at 307K miles, and is still going strong. (Though, I did recently replace the original starter, but nothing lasts forever, I guess.) The only major issues I've had with this car have been the transmission (replaced at 163K), the cooling fan was replaced three times (once under recall), and the struts were replaced at 128K. Other than those major expenses, this car has only had minor, infrequent expenses (brake pads twice, water pump twice, alternator twice, battery three times, a few alignments, etc.) and has been a complete joy to drive. (Though, please note, one must regularly change the fluids and maintain a car if you want to have a relatively long-lasting, high-mileage vehicle.) My only complaints with this car is 1)the transmission (and its replacement) were never great, and 2)acceleration with the air conditioning on is very sluggish, and stop-and-start city driving with the a/c on can really eat up the gasoline. (Which at $4/gal can break the bank.) Overall, the '95 Taurus was, at least in my mind, a car built to last.
I HAVE A 1995 FORD TAURUS THE CAR RUNS SO GOOD IT SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF ME ,NOW GET ME WRONG IT HAD ITS MAINTENCE EVERY SO OFTEN BUT NOTHING REALLY MAJOR JUST BASIC WEAR AND TEAR FOR 1995 FORD TAURUS .
THE CAR FOR SOME TME WAS NEGLECTED SINCE I WAS GOING THROUGH SOME HARD TIMES AND STILL I WAS ABLE TO BRING IT BACK AND IT WAS NOT VERY COSTLY .BUT I HAVE TO SAY THIS AGAIN IT RUNS SO GOOD THAT IT SCARES THE SHIT OUT OF ME. ITS A DAMM GOOD CAR HOLY SHIT
Body- paint coming off at gas tank, Had a partial paint job about 10 years ago. The rest of car looks good.
Interior- the fabric is coming loose at the top of the rear window. The carpet holding up well considering the wear and tear on the car.
Brakes-brake light has been coming on for the past year - intermittently.
Electrical and lights - My rear turn signals are not working and the lights on the rear are not working. No brake light on the rear driver side.
Drive train - no knowledge. No diagnosis of a problem in this area.
Exhaust and emissions - have had mufflers replaced at least 4 times. I was told about 8 years ago I needed to have a catalytic converter replaced. Have had no problems to the best of my knowledge.
Heating and Air Conditioning. No problem with the heating but - I have not used my A/C since 2000! My car's engine dies when I use my A/C. I have not had a decent diagnosis on why yet. The computer diagnosis was always suggested when I did not have the money to get it done and when the car was running fine, I did not think about it. I got one computer diagnosis and it did not tell me anything of value. And it was not done at a Ford facility.
Suspension and Steering - I keep my fluids level and have had no problems in this area.
Today I had to replace the rear strut rod and bushings when a piece broke loose, jammed into the wheel and stopped my car. Fortunately I had reached half of my destination and had not picked up the passenger I was to take in for a medical appointment 20 miles away! it cost me $141 for the replacement parts and labor. I don't know what the regular charge is at a Ford dealership but this is what I paid at a brake place.
Overall, I love my Taurus and really have not had that much maintenance done on my car. Tires and oil changes have been my most numerous maintenance items. I did have Transmission work twice since I purchased my car in November, 1995 as a retirement gift to myself. This was the newest car I had ever purchased and don't think I will ever buy another one.