2002 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
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2002 Ford Taurus ProblemsEngine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak
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.
2002 Ford Taurus QuestionsWHY IS MY TRANSAXE LIGHT BLINKING ONCE IN A WHILE? (1 answer)
SOMETIMES WON'T SHIFT TO 3RD.OR IT TAKES A LONG DRIVE BEFORE IT SHIFTS..?
I burned up a hose on my Taurus while trying to go in over gear and passed a car. Now I can hear air coming out of the pipe.
I have a 2002 Taurus SE. I started having problem with the Theft light coming on for a second and then off; which kills the speed for that moment. I have made a new key and programmed at Ford, changed thenTranceiver in the steering column. checked all fuses, checked all relays, had Autozone che...
2002 Ford Taurus RecallsFord Recalls 2000-2004 Taurus and Mercury Sable Vehicles for Brake Light Switch Issue
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 2002-2003 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles because their windshields do not comply with safety standards. Due to improper mounting, the windshield may exhibit increased wind noise, water leakage, squeaks, and rattles and could experience a loss of retention, which would reduce occupant protection in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the windshield.
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.