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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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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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I have a ford taurus 2003, the enigune light is not on but I have notice so jumps in the idel any ideas?

I am thinking bad gas maybe, but I dough it as the problem is become slightly more frequent. I also am thinking maybe the spark plugs but have not check them at night yet, figure I would see if they ...
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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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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?
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Ford Taurus common oil leak area?

On my last oil change, the technician noted some oil around top and side of the engine block and said there is a small leak. The only way to find where it is coming from is doing the whole dye test, ...
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improving fuel efficiency in a 96 taurus

I have a 1996 Ford Taurus with less than 200,00km on it I don't want to spend too much on it but want to improve the fuel efficiency on it. I do mostly highway driving with a bit of city driving. ...
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97 taurus heat does not work

My wife's 97 taurus' heat has stopped working entirely. In fact on defrost it seems to be blowing the air conditioner. The coolant is topped off and I've checked the lines into the heater core and ...
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2000 Taurus warning lights stay on, car doesn't go into gear

My wife's 2000 Ford Taurus has had a couple of odd episodes lately. When she starts it up, all of the warning lights on the dash stay on. If she tries to put it in gear, the gearshift moves but the ...
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2005 Ford Taurus - Is it really harmful to use standard antifreeze?

My wife was speaking with a mechanic when she took the car in for a safety and emissions inspection this past week and the mechanic told her that we HAD to take our Ford Taurus to a Ford dealership or ...