2008 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Ford Taurus
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2008 Ford Taurus ProblemsEngine 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.
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 oil pan gasket commonly leaks oil.
2008 Ford Taurus Questionsdoes this tarus x have a camshaft synchronizer assembly (1 answer)
What needs to been done. I have bought antifreeze