2005 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

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

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.

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there is fluid in the power steering fluid container so based on what I'm reading, it's probably a pump. How hard is the pump to change? I've read they are expensive, is that the pump or the pump plus labor? I'm a typical girl so I know very little....

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Hi,my name is Dallerie Williams and i have an question,i have an 2005 ford taurus that i had since last feburary of 2011 & i was driving 03/12/2012 and went on an interview and when i got back home and parked but when i tried to park my car closer to the curb it would'nt start back up.can you please tell me what the problem may be...

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...

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 ...

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