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2002 Ford Taurus

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2002 Ford Taurus Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

2002 Ford Taurus Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., March 31, 2003

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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.

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Brakes, September 13, 2002

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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.

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Electrical & Lights, April 5, 2004

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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.

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2002 Ford Taurus Questions and Answers

mrz300, 2002 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Fort Worth, TX

i have a 02' taurus,everytime i hit the power door lock,it burns out my fuse anyone have any idea?......thanks

RUSHBLITZ, 2002 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, Dallas, GA

Should I remove the power steering pump to gain access to the top clamp

vintrin, 2002 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6 DOHC, Woburn, MA

how much to rplace both rear coil springs

RachelM_1, 2002 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, Denton, TX

My car keeps jerking whenever I shift gears. Sometimes after I've been driving for a while it stops but if not whenever we come to a stop sign or have to park somewhere then start the car agai...

brblair, 2002 Ford Taurus, 3.0L V6, Talihina, OK

need help finding low port to put in r 1342

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2002 Ford Taurus Reviews

Engine has hesitation I changed front 3 plugs-wires and hesitation is worse. I am afraid the engine has jumped time.

I bought a 2002 Ford Taurus 3.0L 24v DOHC with 58,000 miles on it. Currently, it has 85,000 miles on it and we have put in over $4000 in repairs in the last 20 months.

First, the rotors went bad and had to be replaced - found out that this is a common problem in a Taurus. Second, the ignition coil had to be replaced - another common repair on the taurus. Now, the air compressor has gone out (yet another common Taurus repair) and, because of the way the vehicle is engineered, repairing this will cost over $1200 (they would have to pull the engine). I have opted to do this repair myself with a bypass pulley kit ($40 at autozone and elbow grease). Now I have taken out the compressor and installed the pulley, but the way the car was engineered makes putting a serpentine belt back on almost impossible - even with a serpentine tool I bought from autozone. The space between the tensioner and the metal is literally 1" and no tool I have found can access it! Now I am having to pay someone to put the belt back on.

Despite the low mileage, this has been the most frustrating car I have ever owned. I would recommend that anyone who is thinking about buying one think long and hard about the $$$ you will have to eventually spend on repairs.

I have a bit of an unusual engine, unseen by most mechanics. It's a 2002 Taurus SES, 24V, DOHC, 3.0litre engine. The passenger side of engine has the serpentine belt and on the driver side is a 'balancer belt' which goes on a camshft pulley, through a tensioner and around the water pump pulley. Its purpose is a counter balancer weight on the cam so as to reduce engine vibrations. How many models has this? Most part houses don't supply or find this belt listed. Suppose to get from a Ford Dealer, which is the stupidest thing. I can get it online. The "Gates" belt part number is: WO133-1635861 and it is 26.8inches in length. Anyone else have this specific designed engine?

expect to do some major repairs. torque contveter at some point, and shocks and struts x4 ever single one junks

my tarus has been not wanting to start and it has been skipping really bad how do i fix it

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