2008 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 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.

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.

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2008 Ford Taurus Questions

Unable to figure out how to remove the rear coil springs on a 2008 Ford Taurus SEL. (Does not have pinch bolts)

Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission. Bought car with 17k miles and now has 61k Shifts hard and never does it on a daily basis so I cannot get help to find the problem. Have taken to dealer and no help at all. Is there any way to get this to code to get the problem fixed?

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2008 Ford Taurus Reviews

I have a 2008 Taurus Limited with a bit over 48,000 miles. When I turn the ignition key to "on" just short of start, I hear what sounds like a belt, or something rotating, hitting the metal or plastic part of the car where the passenger foot/knee heat vent(under the glove box) area is. After 10 seconds or there abouts, it stops. Today it made the same slapping like noise when I started the engi...

I HAVE A 2008 FORD TAURUS WITH LESS THAN 22000 MILES ON IT. THE AIR CONDITIONER WORKS ON THE DRIVERS SIDE, VERY HOT HEAT COMES OUT OF THE VENTS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. PAULS REPAIR HAS ORDERED A PART WELL OVER A MONTH AGO. HE WAS TOLD THE PART WOULD BE SENT AS SOON AS THERE WAS ONE MADE. DOES THIS HAPPEN OFTEN? IT WAS 104 HERE IN EASTERN COLORADO TODAY. I AM IN BAD NEED OF THE AIR CONDITI...

I bought a 2008 Taurus in 2009 with 27k on it as a CPO from a Ford dealer in Portsmouth. It is now 2 years that I have had the car and I went from 27k to 74k in that time. The only time I have had the car in the shop was due to a broken heater vent motor. I have loved this car, and it drives great, comfortable for the 4 state drives I usually do, and gets around 26mpg. The transmission on the r...

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