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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.

The oil pan gasket commonly leaks oil.


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2008 Ford Taurus Questions

The car has about 200,000 miles , the transmission fluid is been changed , when i put the car on drive or reverse i hear loud noise specially in the morning get louder , the engine oil is good , no ticking sounds from the engine , what it could be ?

ive changed both the purge and vent solenoid and a new gas cap. how do I test to see if the PCM is faulty?

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

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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...

Now (Jan 2013) I have 81,500 mi on his 2008 Taurus Limited. I have had no problems with this car in almost five years of ownership. It is the most reliable car I have ever owned and I plan to keep it for atleast another year or two before I replace it. I have used all I have learned in 55 years of auto ownership to carefully maintain this car. For example: I send out my engine oil for analys...

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