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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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.
2004 Ford Taurus Recalls (Recent)
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Ford has recalled certain 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable vehicles due to an inadequate weld on the front seats. In a collision, the seat may not perform as designed, which could result in injury. Dealers will replace the upper support assembly on the power seats.
2004 Ford Taurus Questions and Answers
plugged in computer to car and codes were PO352, PO353
How to increase the air flow out of the heater/ac vents??? Its there but when its 20 below the heater will not melt ice till i;m 5 miles from home????
My miles per gallon has dropped from 19 or 20 mpg to 16 or 17 miless per gallon, why?
New battery and starter is a year old. Sometimes, it will not turn over, just get a "click" when trying to start the car. eventually, it turns over, it comes and goes. Sometimes, no probl...
2004 Ford Taurus Reviews
2004 Ford Taurus Se, great car 135,000 stalling, coil pack replaced, told by mechanic it need a tuneup , that will be done next, plugs, wires, fuel filter and we shall see the results, also the throttle position sensor was replaced, high RPMs was the reason for TPS changed.
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Visitor, Eureka, MT, August 11, 2010 11:24
"2004 SE Station Wagon with 90,000 miles. Was doing well so far but... the catalytic converters just busted completely (result: huge loss of power), along with the O2 sensors. Around $2,000 for the repair with aftermarket parts (Ford's are a grand more). Ouch. I guess it was just bad luck since it doesn't seem to be an issue with this car. Oh well."
Ford should have told you that the catalytic converter was covered by the emissions warranty up to 100000 miles. Mine went out at 70000 and it was paid for by the warranty.
I have a 2004 ford taurus that I just had to replace the camshaft censor. Does this mean that the cam is fixing to go out on my taurus. I was told that it was please let me know. My car only has 83,000 miles on it and I have always kept the oil changed in it I just don't think I was told right. It has always been serviced and kept up very good. If my cam is going down I know for sure that I will never buy another Ford if this is true. I think this car should not have a cam going down at 83,000 miles I purchased this car new and I have always loved it. But if it is true I will have to think hard before purchasing another Ford will you please answer my question.
i own a 2004 ford taurus se with the dohc motor and just before 95000 miles or so everytime i turn left my motor revs up and it acts like it is coming out of gear. after a second or two it catches again and launches like i dumped the clutch. it is an automatic. anyone else have this problem? or know of a manual tranny for it?
I have a 2004 ford taurus and the car runs good when its at running timp. but when its cold and warming up it cuts out when idleing and idk why?