Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Taurus Problems

Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Window Regulator

The driver side front window "fell" off the track and damaged the regulator.

Engine 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.

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Ford Taurus Questions


my car sometimes hesitates on firing up after starting ive replaced the coil pack plugs wires and im starting to lean on the fuel delievery issues im going to replace the fuel filter tomorrow my tempature guage is always cold instead of being in the mid...

My heaters on high & can't be turned off and the radio won't come on. (1 answer)

I started my car (after buying a new battery last week that was larger than the factory one I had) and suddenly my heater is on high and cannot be adjusted or turned off & my radio won't turn on?
It took the mechanic 4 hrs to find it's a sensor in the middle panel (and now can't ...

Where is the transmission celenoid shifter located on a 2004 ford Taurus (1 answer)

I cannot locate it

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Ford Taurus Recalls

Engine Stalls Or Will Not Start

A part within the fuel pump electric module may overheat, resulting in a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.  As a result, the engine may stall or fail to start. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump electric module part number and replace the module free of charge as necessary to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The second stage of air bag deployment may not deploy, resulting in the increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will inspect and replace the driver's front air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Delivery Module Cracks And Leaks Fuel

The fuel delivery module may crack and leak fuel. Dealers will replace the fuel delivery module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford Taurus Reviews

I call my Taurus my 34,000 lemon, as i've had so many problems with it it's not funny. I should have known when I originally picked up the car and had to drive to the service department as the gas tank lid would not work. There is a rattle under the dash, and I've carried it to the dealership (Legacy Ford, Mc Donough) seven times to date and they still have not solved the problem. The speaker o...
I have a 2004 Taurus. Its a nice car in all but we bought it used ran great for a week or two then all of a sudden, any time the rpm get lower the car will shut down.I have no clue what could be the problem.this car has already caused t racks dew to the shutting off suddenly.
I purchased this 2008 Ford Taurus Limited in 2008. It was purchased used and had approximately 20000 miles on the speedometer.I only had one small problem with the transmittion and Ford only did a small adjustment and it cured that.In 2015 I finally has all rotors and brakes replaced as I thought that they may have to be changed after trips to New Hampshire,Vermont and pennsylvainia a few times...

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