2001 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Ford Taurus
2001 Ford Taurus Problems
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.
The engine may misfire and/or buck while driving at freeway speeds with no fault code stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This can be caused by an intermittent fault with the camshaft synchronizer assembly. This condition can be diagnosed by monitoring knock sensor data as per Ford service bulletin #05-22-12. Replacement of the synchronizer assembly will be required to correct this concern.
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.
2001 Ford Taurus Questions
The original problem when I took the car to the shop is it would stall while idle. After the MAF replacement it sometimes drives fine and other times will stall when I give it gas. The IAC did not seem to change performance.
It's not the power steering pump..I've tried a repair fluid but it did not work. As soon as you pour some power steering fluid in, it comes and makes a bubbly noise. Does anybody know what it is? And what part do i need?
2001 Ford Taurus Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for possible malfunctioning of the brake light switch, which may cause brake lights to stick on, or not come on at all. Also, the driver may not be able to shift out of "Park" and the battery could discharge. Dealers will replace the brake light switch and the wiring connector mounted to it.
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles for an issue with the adjustable accelerator and brake pedal assembly. The pedals are too close to each other, causing unintended pedal selection errors and possibly an accident. Dealers will check for appropriate spacing between pedals, and if it is found to be insufficient, they will adjust it to the correct specification.
2001 Ford Taurus Reviews
We have some porblems will the check engine light too. What do u do for this?
I bought this car in2005 used and had to put $2000 worth work in it right away I guess the previos owner didn't maitain it properly. Since then I have maintained it regularly. The most recurring issues are the brakes and the suspension I had the front coils snap but noone ever sent me a recall notice so I had to repair on my own. Now I have an issue with the front end and steeering shakin...
Reliable car, some problems with head lights, check engine light.