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 Buck/Misfire at Freeway Speeds
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.
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
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.
2004 Ford Taurus QuestionsHow do I know if my vehicle needs a tune up? (1 answer)
Car is struggling for power when accelerating. Not sure what's causing it but thought I'd ask about a tune up.
would not start- got out of car -h2o forming puddle under car- checked h2o resevoir - still h20 present -but all eventually leaked out-trailered car home- engine oil leaking also- appears all over engine-could be tranny fluid or? what happened? charged battery car started removed cable car die...
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.