Questions tagged [taurus]

The Ford Taurus is an automobile manufactured by Ford in the United States. Now in its sixth generation, it was originally introduced in the 1986 model year, and has remained in near-continuous production for more than two decades.

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Are these bolts welded on to my 2007 Ford Taurus catalytic converter

I've got a failed flex pipe on my Taurus, and I'm having some trouble removing it for repair. The flex pipe is part of the rear catalytic converter assembly, and it's held on by two bolts at the ...
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Ford Taurus 2004 3.0L

So i have been having trouble starting my 04 ford taurus. Checked the battery and it is fully charged. It was completely out of oil so i fixed that but still won't start. I just want to start my car.
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2017 Ford Taurus AWD PTU oil change, how to?

Ford says fluid in PTU will last the life time of the vehicle. I donor believe that be true because all fluids need to be changed at some point.
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2010 ford taurus starting problems

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus. It will not crank. When turned to the start position I hear the click but it does nothing. I just replaced the battery 2 weeks ago. All lights, radio, and AC work, but car ...
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2005 Ford Taurus Cruise Control and Horn Not Working

I have already checked the most obvious things I believe. The fuses are all good and the horn relay clicks when I press the horn. The cruise control servo spins freely by hand. The cruise control ...
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solenoid continuous clicking

Car wont' start and solenoid keeps clicking even when keys are out of ignition after trying to start car. What is going on after charging car for a while it starts. car is a ford thaurs 2010
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diagnosing battery drain -ford Taurus 97 - fuse 23

pulling out fuses one at a time, i isolated the leak to: fuse 23 - leaking off-scale (> 250mA at 12V) - "Wiper system,variable assist steering, remote entry, anti-theft" fuse 24 - leaking ~180mA - "...
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Car always jerk when shifting from P to D

I'm in the process of buying a used car. However, I've ran into some questions. On every automatic car that I've tried, when I switch gears from P to D or from P to R, there is always a jerk. My foot ...
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How should I flush out a head gasket sealer?

I purchased a 2002 Ford Taurus, little knowing that it had a head gasket leak. After it was driven for a week or so it started overheating. I am assuming that the person that I bought it from put ...
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Brakes smoking overheating and car shaking

So I changed my front brake pads and had problems pushing in the passenger side piston. I eventually got it and everything on it started shaking. The passenger side was super hot, so I figured I had a ...
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02 Taurus no acceleration, miss shifting, and no power

I have a 2002 Taurus 3.0 OHV. I'm getting no acceleration, miss shifting, and no power. I installed a new EGR control valve, differential pressure sensor, air filter, and coolant temperature sensor, ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SES Doesn't Move

On my way to work, my 2003 Ford Taurus decided it wasn't going to actually move anymore. Some Context It has been having some transmission trouble for a while now, jerking when I first accelerate (...
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2002 Taurus slow- charging the battery

I took my dead car battery to Bulldog Battery. They are charging my battery slowly over 2 days. I did not know that it took that long to charge a battery. Any insights as to why so long to charge my ...
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2002 Ford Taurus shakes and dies at idle and has a gas smell at high speed

My mother has a 2002 Taurus that keeps giving her problems. The latest issue is it shakes very badly and dies at idle and at very slow speeds when breaking. If she gets it going up to highway speeds ...
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Does the mileage indicate the quality of the gas?

I've been getting gas for my 2010 Ford Taurus at Get-go and always was able to get a full tank. The front panel indicated 420 miles left to empty Example: But now for a couple of months, I wasn't ...
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Hunting idle following head gasket replacement

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus in which I recently performed a head gasket replacement on as well as a couple other parts - water pump, thermostat, etc. EDIT: The car has a 3.0L V6 OHV Engine - Gas Only - ...
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Engine stall won't restart until after sitting all night

My wife drives a 95 Ford Taurus. It stalled while sitting at a red light and wouldn't restart. We pushed it down a side street and went back the next morning. The car started right up. I called my ...
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2004 Taurus - Help Identifying the leaking component

I was changing the oil on my 2004 Ford Taurus and I noticed this fairly aggressive leak. Can someone please help me identify this component and identify this leak? Any suggestions on correction?
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Creaky Cruise Control - 99 Ford Taurus Sedan

I had been hearing creaking noises in the front of my car for awhile and it seemed like it was when applying the brake. I had had my brakes adjusted recently, so I assumed it was related. However, ...
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2002 Ford Taurus not cranking

My car has no noise when trying to start it so we have tried a new starter it didn't work so my son tried putting a push button on the starter wire it turns over but will not start it seems like its ...
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My air conditioner is making noises

Can the air conditioner be unhooked and not affect the rest of the car? It's a 2006 Ford Taurus
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2014 Ford Taurus, digital fuel indicator is out of norm, then check engine light came up

My car at a full tank of gas usually have an estimate milage per the fuel indicator of 425 miles. Recently, when I filled up my tank I noticed it went down to 380 miles. Then weeks later my check ...
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ford taurus 2010 sel. lights flashing

My yellow lights blink off and on when the car is turned off. Interesting as well, I have to lock the door now manually instead of using the key fob. It will unlock with the key fob, but not lock.
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Car won't start. No noise. All electrical seems to work fine.

Here's what I have done so far: Replaced the battery (it was dead) Replaced the battery cables (they were super old) Replaced the starter relay For a while, the car would start intermittently. If I ...
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Minor oil leak and very little white smoke

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus (engine is a 24 overhead cam) and lately we've noticed a bit of oil on the engine and intake valve, along with the occasional, barely visible white smoke. It starts and runs ...
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Power Steering Failure on 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 Ford Taurus SE, 123K miles Symptoms Hard to turn – seems to be left of center (get to left of center, harder to turn left; hard to turn right until you break right of center). No leaks ...
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Ford Taurus Grinding Sound Slowed Movement

Not sure what is going on, but my 2009 Ford Taurus SE is acting up. It feels as though I'm losing power and unable to accelerate, and some times it grinds and the traction control light flickers. The ...
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Does the ABS Comm connector just pull off or does it have a special way to fasten?

2004 Ford Taurus SES DOHC 24V Trying to pull the wires connector from the ABS control module: From what I can see on the replacement, it should just come off: However, I am pulling but nothing ...
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Oil change needed soon? (Ford Taurus)

I had my car's oil change done a month ago in Walmart for my 2010 Ford Taurus. Today I got a message saying oil change soon on the front panel. I bought this car 10 month ago. My question is: Does ...
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Skill level and safety critical risk level for ABS module replacement

2004 Ford Taurus SES DOCH 24V 160,000 miles ABS indicator light, parking brake light and trip computer error "Check Brake System" all illuminated. (Two days after having O2 sensors and spark ...
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Identifying chewed wires of my 2005 Ford Taurus

Some mice chewed up the wiring of my 2005 Ford Taurus. I have already replaced the spark plug wires, but I need help identifying the remaining wires and the parts to which they run. Here's the first ...
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Ford Taurus 2004 3.0

I'm using MOTORCRAFT brand spark plugs, and would like to know the recommended the gap for a 2004 Ford TAURUS 3.0. Also, I have a a leak in the lower section of the intake manifold.
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Asking a question about power steering pump

I have a 2004 Ford Taurus, one of the power steering pump hoses is not on, Can you drive it like that or not?
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Should I replace the ball joints or the tie rods first?

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and I need to replace the ball joints, and the inner and outer tie rods. Money being tight, I only have enough for one and I'm going to pay to have it done. What should I do ...
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2005 Ford Taurus U Vin Unstable Idle, Charging System Problem?

A Short Story So a friend asked me to look at a 3.0 L Taurus at his shop. The car originally came in for a P0420 code and they put an anti-fouler on the rear o2 sensor. Whatever. During the road ...
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Broken shifter? My 96 Ford Taurus won't shift out of park, and I don't know why! Help?

I have a 96 Ford Taurus and the shifter is giving me issues. For some reason it won't move out of park and I do not want to try to force it to shift and cause further damage. I'm aware that I need to ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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2004 ford taurus motor knocking when car starting

I have a 2004 ford taurus se. When i start my car up there is a raddle. On a scale from 1-10 the raddle is a 6 deep but not alarming. Well as soon as I start my vehicle the raddle quiets. Has anyone ...
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White smoke coming from hood in cold weather at a stop light? [2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan Engine]

As winter approaches, I have been noticing that on some occasions in which it is relatively cold outside (20-30 degrees) ,and also early morning or night time when the temperature is low, that my car ...
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caliper leaking…

I drive a 2008 Ford Taurus X. In June, I had the rear rotors and pads replaced. They also had to replace the right rear caliper. Last week (less than 2,000 miles later) the left rear caliper started ...
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1993 Ford Taurus LX 3.0 Catalytic Converter

I've failed my smog test 3 times in a row within a week. They told me it was the EGR. So I changed my EGR Valve, EGR Solenoid, and my EGR Pressure sensor. The vacuum lines running from the EGR Valve ...
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Do power steering hoses just burst randomly or is it usually caused by installation error?

Power steering pump went out 10 months ago. Took it to Pep Boys where they replaced it. Today, while driving, the power steering goes out again.... It was explained to me at Pep Boys that the power ...
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1993 Ford Taurus 3.8

I have a 93 Ford Taurus. There is a lot of oil in the radiator, but no water in the oil. The oil was close to 3 quarts low. I've never seen where there was oil in the water, but no water in the oil. ...
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Clunking Noise from Rear, Right Tire when hitting bumps

I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SE with ~95000 miles. It has been a very cold and harsh winter in New England. Recently, I have been hearing a clunking noise in the rear, right tire region when hitting ...
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Surely I'm refilling my transmission fluid incorrectly

My car ('96 Ford Taurus) developed a transmission fluid leak and lost an unknown amount of fluid. I fixed the leak and began replacing transmission fluid but this has proved to be extremely tedious. ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan engine - Chirping sound from intake manifold, car stalling out?

Over the past 2 weeks or so my car has been making a chirping sound near the intake manifold and the accelerator. The chirping sound comes and go, and about a week ago I had an issue where my car ...
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Vehicle will not stay running after alternator change

Replaced the Alternator it drained my battery, It started having a parasitic draw. I replaced battery because it was over the warranty. The first day with new battery was fine. Then I left it parked ...
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I put too much oil in my car, the level has been corrected now but it's still smoking

I put two quarts of oil in my car, then it just started throwing out smoke almost immediately out of exhaust pipe. Drove it home less than a mile, my husband said i put too much oil. So he drained the ...
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Steering very difficult on 1996 Taurus

I'm trying to help a friend diagnose/fix a problem with the steering on his 1996 Taurus wagon. When the vehicle is not moving, turning the steering wheel is extremely difficult, even moreso than if ...
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Where is the block heater on 99 Ford Taurus?

Where can I find the block heater to plugin in the hood. My car is a Ford Taurus 1999. edit: Does it even have one?