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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Taurus
The Ford Taurus received something of a revival over the past several years, and it has become one of the family sedan staples in the United States. It’s a beautiful and bold looking...
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replacement of catalytic converter
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Hello. Can you tell where the power steering fluid leak is coming from? The smoke is likely just the power steering fluid burning off on the hot engine. The steering is likely hard because you are low on power steering...
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The cooling system that is leaking and over 13 years old could be most any component in the system. The cooling system will need to be pressure tested to locate the leaks in the system. The radiators and expansion tanks...
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My car won't start.
Hi there: In most cases, this problem is caused by an electrical fault with the ignition system (such as a crankshaft position sensor), the ignition key cylinder or ignition relay or the starter relay that won't allow your 2013 Ford...
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I have a transmission from a 99 sable in my car, now there is a very loud engine rattle.
Both vehicles use virtually the same drivetrain assembly and the rattle may be from something like a loose panel under the vehicle or something isn't placed just right. You may want to return to the facility where you had the...
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I have a cracked rim that needs to be replaced. What else might need to be looked at?
Hi there: Anytime the front wheels strike a curb, the tires and wheels absorb most of the impact. However, it's also possible for tie rods, lower control arms or CV joints to be damaged as well during this type of...
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Car won't stay running changed the plugs
A number of electrical or fuel related components can cause a vehicle to stall. A failed or sticking idle air control motor or throttle position sensor can cause stalling by not regulating the idle speed properly. A vacuum leak can...
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Transmission fluid
If you are having problems with your transmission, assuming that your vehicle is equipped with a dipstick to check the fluid level, first make sure the fluid level is correct. Incorrect fluid level can cause transmission problems. Assuming normal service...
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Car died only hear rapid clicks when trying to restart but have power to car
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alternator replaced 2 weeks ago and now transmission fluid bubbled and leaked all over the drive
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Brake lights stay on
Hi there: Without being there to complete a brake light is on inspection, it's impossible for us to tell you which sensor might be causing this problem. If you have a professional digital scanner, you can download the error codes...
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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES with no manuals. WhT type fuel filter does it take.
The fuel filter should be a YF1Z-9155-CA. This is Ford part number. Any parts store will have application for the replacement aftermarket filter.
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Looks like antifreeze is old but heater blows warm air to be confortable but not hot could it be caused by old antifreeze
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no power to accessories
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Vehicle does not move when put into gear
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Some one put sugar in my 2000 Ford Taurus and I didn't know I ran my car for a little while until it started to turnLike when r u
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My AC is only blowing through the defrost vent and rear defrost doesn't work.
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