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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Taurus
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When traveling at highway speeds my car all the sudden has lost power when accelerating
Loss of power on acceleration can be due to plugged fuel injectors, faulty oxygen sensors, fuel pump and/or filter, vacuum leaks including that caused by a faulty EGR system, ignition system malfunctions, bad valve timing if the timing belt or...
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2001 Ford Taurus 3.0 L will not shift out of 1st gear ... this happened after a blown fuse that controlled all transmission sensor
Hi there. Thanks for the question tonight. If the transmission is still stuck in limp mode, the first step is making sure you have the correct Ford factory software and a professional digital scanner to remove the stored code. Most...
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Car still shaking after replaced coils and spark plugs codes cleared still showing misfire in coil 3
The code P0353 on this after you only had misfire codes and you changed the coil and plugs on cylinder number 3. You should disconnect cylinder coil and check connector and pins in coil are not damaged and if they...
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Car not starting. Shut down by security system !
Please refer to YourMechanic's on-line tutorial: How to Disable the Immobilizer. If those instructions do not resolve the issue, please request a no start diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this diagnosed and resolved, right at your location....
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Engine light on and vibration
The cause is more likely to be in engine related controls or sensors but nothing can be ruled out until an actual and thorough diagnostic is performed. Inasmuch as the check engine light came on, there will be critical clues...
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My 2014 ford Taurus won't start. Replaced battery and fuel pump. Idk what's wrong please help
If the car is starting but the problem is immediate stalling typical causes for such immediate stalling are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn...
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Strong transmission fluid smell inside the car
Hi Marg. Thanks for sending the question tonight. Most of the time, a transmission fluid leak is caused by either a bad transmission pan gasket or a loose or frayed hydraulic line. The smell being inside the car is likely...
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Transmission fluid smell
Depending on whether or not any fluid was spilled or if you have a leak somewhere, this may cause the car to smell a bit like transmission fluid. Assuming you did not spill and you do not have any leaks,...
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My 2006 Ford Taurus does not want to shift out of first gear
All of the transmission codes tells me your transmission is not fine and may have a wiring or solenoid problem. You will need to have the pinpoint tests done for each code to determine if it is a computer problem,...
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1994 Ford Taurus will not start after battery/starter replacement
You may have a starter relay that needs replaced or the neutral safety switch on transmission can be cause. The start relay needs to be checked to see if it is getting power to small terminal when trying to crank...
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How do I resolve check engine light on a 2002 ford Taurus SEL that has a A/C compressor bypass pulley installed?
Hi Alex. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, when any bypass or non-OEM system is installed such as an AC bypass pulley, it's not possible to reprogram the ECU to delete warning lights. It's one of the drawbacks to installing...
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How long can I drive on a cracked coolant reservoir in the winter until there’s damage to my engine?
The volume and pressure of the engine coolant increases as the engine warms up. A purpose of the recovery tank is to serve as a temporary holding spot for the overflow of coolant that occurs both during engine operation and...
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New alternator, car not starting in the cold
As you may know, cold weather is extremely tough on batteries. Depending on the strength of the charge, you may not have charged the battery sufficient to a point for it to hold a charge. Generally, for a battery to...
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Hello. My heat will not come on. There is no leaks but my hose it hard as a rock. What could be the problem?
You need to feel both heater hoses coming from engine to heater core on firewall to see if they are hot? If not hot then engine thermostat is stuck open. If they are hot then you may have a bad...
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Q: Engine mount
Hi Andrew: Unless you have already obtained a specific, written diagnosis identifying which mount(s) are faulty, the mechanic from YourMechanic will always inspect prior to replacement to be sure the appropriate work is performed. Indeed, if upon inspection the...
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Why does my car keep jerking and trying to shut off
This problem of erratic idle speed is often referred to as "surging" or "hunting". The causes include a faulty idle air control valve or circuit (IAC), a faulty ECM (not common), faults in the fuel pump control circuit, defective spark...
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I Have A 08 Ford Taurus My Thieft light Is Blinking And My Car Won’t Crank How I Can Get It Off I Tried Everything
Hi Keosha. Thanks for contacting us today. When a theft code is activated, it will disable the ignition and fuel system to prevent the vehicle from being stolen. Unfortunately, this is something that needs to be removed by a Ford...
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I have a 2007 Ford Taurus that doesn't crank or start and the anti theft light goes off when I turn the key
If the problem is simply no starter motor operation the fault is typically quite limited. With a fully charged battery that passes a load test, or a new fully charged battery as required, and the immobilizer (security) system off -...
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Knocking noise around intake and coolant leaking
If you have a severe coolant leak from the water pump, I would recommend replacing the water pump in order to resolve the leak prior to doing any other repairs. I say this because it is possible that the water...
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Traction Control light cuts on and off and my car will not accelerate over 40mph
If the traction control light has come on, there may be stored trouble codes and those codes will help resolve this. The loss of power you are experiencing may just be coincidental to the rear brake work. If the rear...

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