2005 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Ford Taurus Problems

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 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.

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2005 Ford Taurus Questions

My information center displayed a Check CHARGING SYSTEM warning then a few days later my gauges went out while but my ABS and Battery icon light stayed lit. There was no performance issues, my car never died or loss power. AutoZone said there is no issues with the battery or alternator. I brough...

So I changed the front and back spark plugs yesterday and car stopped shaking a little bit but then started shaking again harder this time when on the highway. Car cant seem to go past 45 mph without having issues gaining speed. A couple lights came on while driving but I assumed it was because...

My car started shaking and vibrating after I replaced the spark plugs and wiring so I brought into the shop and the codes said I was having a misfire in cylinders 1,2 and 3. Also had a P0420 code but mechanic said he wasn't sure if it was from the converter or an exaust leak because the exa...

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2005 Ford Taurus Reviews

I bought my 2005 Taurus with 12,000 miles on it right before graduating college and it has been awesome. My mom had a Taurus and my sister bought the same model 6 mo. after me. Only problem I've noticed is that the check engine light will randomly go off and on for no reason (happened 7-8 times in the last year). I had REALLY tight finances right after graduation (hooray for student loans) s...

I don't so much like my car. I purchased this 2005 Taurus back in 2008 as a get to college car. I try to keep up with the maintenance, but as a student, the car has had to skip a few services. I have had had to have its "front-end" replaced 3 times. As a result, of the front-end work, I cannot (I was told it never will) get the car 100% aligned. I have refurbished the brakes once. I now have an...

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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