Ford Taurus Problem Report
Ford Taurus Camshaft Sensor Magnet may Damage Synchronizers
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.
Jan 3, 2012 Chirping noise when engine warms up, engine miss above 3000rpm. Shop said camshaft synchronizer bad and had to be replaced.
About a year ago significant oil leak onto exhaust, thought it was front oil seal, found out oil pan gasket leaking. I want to know the assembly line person responsible for this!!! - Visitor
my cramshaft is chirping and squeeling - Visitor
Heard a "clicking" noise from engine which increased at higher RPM's. Mechanic examined engine with Stethoscope and said it was the camshaft sensor. Quoted me $275 but I checked online (Repair Pal) and should be in range of $100 for parts and labor. - Visitor
check engine stay on and now check transmission light comes and go's - Visitor
check engine light on and delayed starting. - Visitor
Check Engine light goes on and off all the time - have leak like you describe. Have not had a full diagnostics done yet at the Ford dealer but that's the next step. Smaller garages have tried but cannot figure it out so must take it to a Ford dealer. Thanks for the tip! - dburge515
loud squeal noise when starting and accelerating. goes away once warm. about 5 miles.replaced transmission filter, and starter late summer of 2013. also only getting 10 mpg in town. 15mpg on freeway. chk engine light came on early summer of 2013. now its flashing and has been for about 6 months now. transmission seems to be slipping all of a sudden. starts to rattle hard at a stop and on green light as accelerating it will shake as if it is missing until it "catches" then it drives semi smooth in drive . i was told it was needing transmission replacement asap, fuel injector #2, and power steering pump pulley. does this sound right? i dont have any noise when turning, never had, and fluid is full. - Visitor
it vibrated and then the engine light flashed and then stayed on running rough. I put an obd 2 reading at home states cylinder 6 misfire. Last month I took the car in for repairs because of illumining engine light, oil leaks, and water pump replacement. All were fixed one month later car running rough again and illuming light on and burns oil with no oil leaks. - Visitor
It still has not been fixed. - Visitor
The synchronizer was shattered in my car along with the sensor. - Visitor
Replaced at 67000 miles - Visitor
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