2005 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Taurus

2005 Ford Taurus Problems

Problem With Idle Air Bypass Valve May Cause Engine Performance Problems

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.

Engine 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.

Engine 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.

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2005 Ford Taurus Questions

How much would it cost me to replace lower control arm? And what are common related issues I should worry about that go hand in hand with control arm replacement? (1 answer)

I got into a wreck and my car slid sideway over a curb and over a pole from passenger side. I can't drive it over 40 mph without losing control of the wheel. It doesn't make any noises and everything seems fine.

M . Ca . I . Using. A lo . Of. Gas Wat. Coul . It be (2 answers)

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Hi I've replaced the idle air bypass Valve twice y does it keep going bad (2 answers)

When it goes bad it has rough idle
Some times the engine will
Shut off to
Y is this abv keep going bad
Only after two days plz advise

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2005 Ford Taurus Reviews

It's 4/3/15, To be short and direct, I've dumped right at $4300 in repair costs on this '05 Taurus SE (3.0 V6 Vulcan flex-fuel ) since new, this Does NOT include tires/oil-filter changes, I've got 68K miles on it and I feel the repair costs on this Piss Poor Taurus have been outrageous. It's in the shop now for a new oil pan gasket because it leaks oil, cost estimate is approx. $300. Past rep...
Listen. I bought this car in 2009 with 63,000 miles on it. It currently has 120,000 miles on it, and I couldn't be more afraid of it. My alternator went out on my while I was driving down the interstate - had to pay for an emergency battery switch and wait for some rando to charge me 500 to put a new alternator and battery in. Then, the accelerator got stuck! The car was driving itself! After ...
Bought my Taurus in 2006 with 9k on it from a Ford dealership. It has the 24V V-6. The car was fairly inexpensive, so I didn't expect to get something "maintenance free." The car now has 100k on it, and overall, I'm pleased and would buy another Taurus. It had quite a few problems during the first two years I owned it, but the warranty covered the work so I can't complain. Outside of the wa...

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