2004 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Taurus
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2004 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.
2004 Ford Taurus QuestionsThe seal in my brakes wont seal, what causes this? (1 answer)
Already replaced 3 coils, plugs and car still coming up with same codes
The light came on almost immediately after switching out the alternator. The battery tests fine and the ground wires have been checked. The light would come on and switch off intermittently but now it always turns on shortly after startup and does not go away.
2004 Ford Taurus RecallsFord Recalls 2004 Taurus, Thunderbird, and Mercury Sable Models for Seat Weld Issue
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.