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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Taurus
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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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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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Won't start
If you are trying to get a new key to work with the vehicle, you will need a factory scan tool to program the key to the vehicle. If you replaced the computer, you will also need the dealer to...
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Windshield wipers don't work
Hi there. If the wipers stopped working on all speeds then the wiper motor may have failed. I typically start with checking the voltage at the motor to see if it is present. If it is not then there may...
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What could be wrong with car
It sounds like the engine has overheated severely. The leaking fluid was most likely coolant from a broken hose or water pump for the cooling system. The cooling system and engine will need to be tested now that the engine...
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Transmission is slipping
I would first confirm that your transmission fluid is full and not leaking. I would recommend having an expert mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, perform a transmission fluid service if your fluid is low. However, if the fluid is...
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Transmission going out
Hi there. This usually points towards an internal problem. Your transmission is made up of multiple gears and solenoids inside. If one of these components is malfunctioning your transmission will shift very rough. I'd strongly suggest taking your vehicle to...
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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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Thermostat stuck
A stuck closed thermostat will cause a reduction of coolant getting into the radiator so heat can be transferred out of the cooling system. The thermostat will need to be replaced if it is indeed stuck closed and the cooling...
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Smoke coming from engine
Hello. There are two different types of fluid that would cause smoke to come out from the front of your car. If oil is leaking down from the valve cover gasket or oil filter, and onto the exhaust, this will...
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Problem with acceleration.
This could be a couple of different issues and would need a qualified mechanic to drive the vehicle to see if it is your transmission or engine causing the acceleration problem. The transmissions in these cars were known to have...
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Power window not working
This description is rather vague but I'll do my best. If a single power window motor isn't working the most likely cause is the motor, switch, or regulator. When the switch is pressed, power is sent to a DC motor....
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Power steering quit working
Sounds like you might have lost your serpentine belt. On most older cars, these were several belts that ran the different engine accessories. On your car, there is only one belt, it is called a serpentine belt, that runs all...
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power steering issue
If the system was recently opened up to replace any parts, what you are describing is typically a consequence of air trapped in the system, and consequent aeration of the power steering fluid, which builds pressure in the reservoir. Check...
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Oil sending unit
Hey there. The two parts are different in their operation but performs the same function. The oil pressure sender is a variable resistor sensor that will increase and decrease resistance as the oil pressure goes up and down. This sensor...
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No start
If Diagnostic Trouble Codes were downloaded, those codes would really would be key to advising you. If there is no spark, obviously all ignition system components are possible suspects but if the coil(s) and spark plugs are new, the crankshaft...
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no crank no start
Check to be sure your immobilizer system (security) has not activated. If your fuel pump does not momentarily prime at key on and the starter circuit is dead as well, there is an electrical problem, possibly with the ignition switch,...
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My heater only blows cold air
Check the operation of the heater control valve, which is often located on the engine compartment firewall. If that valve doesn't move to the commanded position, or move fully, you will have a no heat condition. If the valve is...
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How to replace lower ball joints?
Hi there. To replace the lower ball joints on a 2003 Ford Taurus, perform the following steps: (1). Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands (2). Remove the tires that are associated with the ball joints...
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Heater is not working
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...

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