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 Problems
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.
2005 Ford Taurus Questions and Answers
The parking brake light and the gas door light stay lit - even when the brake is disengaged and gas door closed. This first happened when the temperature dropped below zero and now the lights stay...
If th magnets & synchronizers need to be replaced what is the repair cost
I used my cruise control daily for more than 7 months and then I took my car to have the brakes assessed and now it doesnt work. the light still comes on when I turn it on.. but it wont hold a spe...
After sitting overnight, etc., the car will not startup initially. it dies, restart and dies again. Usually takes 3 starts if you will before it starts up. other than that it runs great
2005 Ford Taurus Reviews
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 i got it back from the dealership that time, it happened again! I didn't think I had bought a toyota. Shortly after, the AC went out. paid to have it recharged but then they said it would be 1200 to get it fixed! - no way jose. Compressor out, Condenser out. And did i mention when I walked to my car after a dinner out that the muffler had randomly fallen off? Had to drive the 4 hour ride home with the entire thing in my car and all the windows down. Currently, because I can't afford a new vehicle, I'm having to replace my rotors - again, along with having the transmission serviced because it's getting 'stuck' and chugging on my when i'm driving down the interstate in the snow. The wheel wont' even turn sometimes! It gets stuck and my car won't do anything! Terrifying vehicle, although I've heard nothing but wonderful stories from all of my other relatives that have owned one. Maybe it's just my luck.
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 warranty, I've always had problems with the seals in the doors and trunk leaking, and last year I had to re-charge the A/C due to a small leak. Everything else has been routine maintenance.
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 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 acceleration problem with it. The car sometimes accelerates and jerks forward without me pushing the accelerator. I am told that since my cruise control is also broken, the cruise control cable is either loose on, too tight on, or blocking the throttle body. I think I made a mistake in buying this car.
What a great deal. I bought this can in 2007 with 75,000 miles. It has been very reliable and cheap to operate. Best car ever. The only problems has been getting the alignment correct and now I think I have a CV going. That is acceptable as I now have 170,000 miles on the car. This model has the 24 valve engine and has lots of get up and go.