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#94 Vibrations / Noises

Posted by TaurusX on 27 October 2007 - 11:23 PM

I have a bought a brand new 2008 Taurus X Limited AWD about a month and a half ago. It currently has about 2500 km.

From about 300 km onwards I noticed a noise/vibration that feel like the engine knocking. It comes through like a sligt noise in the cabin and sometimes like a vibration that you can feel through the steering wheel.

This noise/vibration can only be noticed when the car has thoroughly been warmed-up after about 5 to 10 km of driving and you stop at a stop sign/light with the transmission in drive and under load. Some time if you put it in neutral and back into drive the simptoms go away but they return at the next stop.

Please let me know if anyone has run into this problem with their car and if so have you been able to remedy this problem and how.

Many thanks.
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#831 Ford Taurus 3.5L Ecoboost Tops Police Testing

Posted by Ford Taurus Forum on 21 September 2012 - 02:35 PM

Ford Police Interceptors Prevail in Recent Michigan State Police Testing
  • Ford Police Interceptors proved victorious in speed, acceleration and braking in recent tests by the Michigan State Police
  • The Police Interceptor all-wheel-drive sedan equipped with the EcoBoost® V6 engine outperformed the competition in 0-60 mph, 0-80 mph and 0-100 mph acceleration tests, as well as setting the fastest single lap and average lap times of the week
  • The Police Interceptor utility vehicle posted the fastest times in 0-60 mph and 0-80 mph acceleration tests in addition to posting the fastest single lap and average lap times versus competitive police utility models
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FORD ECOBOOST FORUM – Ford’s new Police Interceptors led the pack in recent testing conducted by the Michigan State Police.

The Police Interceptor sedan equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine topped the competition in 0-60 mph, 0-80 mph and 0-100 mph acceleration. These fast closing-in speeds are critical for first responders and law enforcement professionals.

In testing at Grattan Raceway, the Ford Police Interceptor with EcoBoost V6 engine and all-wheel drive posted the fastest single lap and best average lap times.

Competitors with larger V8 engines could not keep up with the superior advanced engineering of the Ford EcoBoost V6. The purpose-built Police Interceptor is designed to outperform the competition by optimizing handling and control in combination with a high-torque engine and robust brakes.

“This year’s testing by the Michigan State Police once again proves Ford Police Interceptors are industry leaders, offering government agencies the desired combination of capability, technology and long-lasting value,” said Lisa Teed, Marketing manager for the Ford Police Interceptor program.

The 3.7-liter V6 all-wheel-drive sedan also boasted the shortest stopping distance for all police vehicles tested.

The Police Interceptor all-wheel-drive utility vehicle posted top 0-60 mph and 0-80 mph times in the acceleration tests and also achieved the quickest lap times versus competing police utility vehicles. The Police Interceptor utility vehicle combines the performance of a sedan with a larger interior package for agencies that require increased cargo capacity.

“We are very proud of the test results,” said Bill Gubing, Ford Police Interceptor chief engineer.

“During post-event inspection, the vehicles show proof of purpose-built durability,” he adds. “The status of the tires and brake pads still show useful life, and are ready for more grueling testing.”

A tough lineup
Ford’s Police Interceptor engine strategy provides a V6 lineup that performs better than V8 engines of years past. The Police Interceptor sedan lineup now comes with three powertrain options, allowing police to choose the engine that best meets their patrol requirements. The sedan is available with a standard 3.5-liter V6, the new 3.7-liter V6 and the performance powerhouse 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost – all paired with all-wheel drive as standard equipment.

The 3.7-liter V6 engine with 305 horsepower is now available on the all-wheel-drive Police Interceptor sedan and is common with the utility vehicle.

A high-capacity six-speed automatic transmission is uniquely calibrated and adapts to pursuit mode for responsiveness to an officer’s demands. All-wheel drive is standard on both sedan and utility vehicle Police Interceptors to optimize handling and control, which is important to meet the needs of first responders in their daily environment.

To develop the all-new Police Interceptor, Ford engineers worked hand-in-hand with Ford’s Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals, who provided input on key vehicle attributes such as safety, performance, durability, driver comfort and functionality.

Building on Ford’s safety leadership, the Police Interceptor is engineered to pass 75-mph rear-end crash testing.

Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicles recently earned top safety ratings in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration New Car Assessment Program testing, which combines vehicle performance in frontal and side-impact crash tests and resistance to rollover.
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#827 Sunroof Blowout

Posted by PismoPat on 11 August 2012 - 08:23 PM

I was driving my 2011 Tauris Limited today at 72 mph on Rt 101 in CA. It was 74 degrees and sunny. All of a sudden it sounded like a 12 gauge shotgun was fired just outside the car and I heard glass like a window being blown in. Pulled over, checked tires, all windows, body, etc. and all was normal.

Then looked on the roof. The moonroof had blown out!! It was like it was over-pressured from the inside. Big chunks were missing and some of the glass was lifted up. It was Saturday, so local Ford Service Department was closed, but took some pictures.

Has anyone heard of such an incident? It wasn't very hot and I wasn't going all that fast. This is very strange. May be an engineering flaw.


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#823 Ford Taurus 2.0L Ecoboost Gets 32 MPG

Posted by Ford Taurus Forum on 09 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

2013 Ford Taurus EPA-Certified at Class-Leading 32 MPG with New 2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine
  • EPA fuel economy ratings confirm the 2013 Ford Taurus 2.0-liter EcoBoost® delivers a class-leading 32 mpg on the highway
  • Highly efficient new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine helps Taurus top competitors including Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon
  • Across segments and powertrain alternatives, Taurus 2.0-liter EcoBoost achieves a higher combined fuel economy rating than Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. It also beats V6 versions of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry while delivering comparable power
  • Three Taurus engine offerings provide customers the power of choice in selecting the full-size sedan that best suits their needs – without sacrificing performance for fuel economy
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FORD TAURUS FORUM – The 2013 Ford Taurus, the Blue Oval’s technology and performance flagship sedan, is now certified by the EPA as the class leader in large sedan city and highway fuel economy.

The Taurus’ new 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine is certified at 32 mpg highway – better than the 2012 Chrysler 300, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger and Toyota Avalon.

The all-new Taurus demonstrates fuel economy isn’t limited to compact car sizes. All three engine options for the 2013 model have now been certified at 25 mpg or higher in EPA highway estimates.

“Ford understands people want fuel-efficient vehicles but don’t want to sacrifice power, cargo space or convenience preferences to get them,” said Raj Nair, vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. “Taurus fuel economy showcases Ford’s success in developing smaller yet more powerful engines for its larger vehicles.”

Taurus offers comfort, convenience and technology comparable to premium German sport sedans, while beating their diesel and hybrid variants for fuel economy. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost helps Taurus deliver a 26-mpg combined EPA rating, higher than Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.

Compared to smaller vehicles, Taurus 2.0-liter bests V6 models of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, with comparable power.

Power of choice
The Taurus base 3.5-liter V6 engine also has been updated for 2013 with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), adding 25 horsepower plus 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway in EPA estimates – compared to the previous Taurus base V6.
The 2013 Taurus SHO (Super High Output) high-performance sport sedan continues to feature a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, while still delivering 25 mpg on the highway.

EcoBoost engines are fundamental to Ford’s strategy of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised performance for millions of drivers around the world.

The 2013 Taurus demonstrates to consumers there is no need to trade power, performance, comfort or convenience to achieve savings at the gas pump.

Integrated efficiencies
Each Taurus powertrain features additional technologies to help conserve fuel, such as:

  • Low-tension front-end accessory drive belt
  • Smart battery management
  • Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff
  • Variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
  • Reduced friction lubricants
  • Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
All new Taurus models now come with EPAS, helping improve steering response by rigidly mounting the steering rack to the subframe. The EPAS system allows for a high degree of tuning by Ford vehicle dynamics engineers to optimize steering feel, plus it saves fuel and provides drivers with enhanced feedback.

Additionally, fuel economy in the 2013 Taurus is enhanced by a class-exclusive Active Grille Shutter System. Positioned between the grille opening and radiator, the shutters are controlled by the engine’s control module. Shutter slats automatically open and close to maintain the ideal operating temperatures and optimize vehicle aerodynamics.

The 2013 Taurus range is built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly facility and will begin arriving in dealerships later this summer.
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#775 Cruise Control/Speed Control

Posted by fordmangt on 10 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

My cruise control quit working after 61,000 miles. The #27, 10A fuse is fine. It worked great last weekend and the cruise-on light works ok and shuts off normally. Any ideas?
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#750 Keypad entry on 2006 SE

Posted by Bad04Merc on 14 November 2011 - 08:20 PM

I can't be the only guy to do this; swapped the same-color driver outside door handle with keypad and the entire door harness all the way to the molex in the doorjamb. I was hoping the keypad keyless would work that way but nothing. The fobs work still but I wanted to add this and so far it won't work. Anyone have experience with this mod? Thanks for any help.
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#624 New to Forum

Posted by mi77915 on 30 December 2010 - 12:11 PM


I am new here and just took delivery (12/14/10) of a new 2010 Taurus Limited. I traded a 2009 Fusion SEL for this car, while I really liked my Fusion, once I drove the Taurus, I knew I had to have one!!! Looking forward to being part of this great community of Taurus owners!!
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#512 1999 Tarus V-6 - Heat slow to warm up

Posted by crmoody3 on 04 March 2010 - 12:10 PM

I have just purchased a 1999 Ford Taurus with 127,000 miles, everything works great with the exception it takes the heat a long time to warm the car up.

Temp gaugue reads at about 35 to 40 percent of the normal zone. Heat is actually cooler when the fan is on high.

Where should I go first thermostat, heater core, controls?

Thanks for your help.
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#2515 Welcome, southmore

Posted by Ford Taurus Forum on 03 February 2016 - 08:54 PM

Hello southmore,

Welcome to Ford Taurus Forum. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

southmore joined on the 03 Feb 2016.

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#2229 My sync

Posted by FordIVTteam on 10 September 2015 - 03:51 PM

So I need to sync my Ford to track the cars performance.  But after reading about hacking cars via the internet I am really reluctant to do this.  Is there any way to monitor my Ford Taurus without bringing in the internet connection?


Hi cderyk,


I can help! Are you referring the Vehicle Health Report feature: https://owner.ford.c...ford-touch.html If so, there is no internet connection involved. Let me know, and I'll assist.



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#2206 2001 Taurus SES multiple issues!!!

Posted by deerslayer15 on 30 August 2015 - 08:22 PM

Found insulation missing from a section of the red wire at alternator connector and pretty corroded
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#219 Ford Taurus reliability

Posted by mkaresh on 06 June 2009 - 01:50 PM

We've updated the results for the Taurus to include owner experiences through March 2009. In terms of successful repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2008: 78, about average, front strut mounts a common problem

2001: 145, about average, close to "worse than average"

2000: 87, better than average

Very small sample sizes for the 2000 and 2001, and the results are quite different. Actual repair rate in both cases probably between these two numbers.

A big thank you to this forum and everyone who has been helping. We'll have further updates in August and November. With more participants, we could provide more precise information and cover all model years.

Ford Taurus reliability comparisons

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#2125 Cruise Control Woes

Posted by rangerj on 15 July 2015 - 01:42 PM

Behind the steering wheel is a thing generally called a "clockspring". It winds up when you turn the steering wheel one way and unwinds when you turn it back, etc. It has wires in it for the airbag, horn, AND the cruise control. If the airbag light is not on then that wire in the clockspring is OK. Does your horn work? If it does then that wire is OK. Lastly the wire in the harness for the clockspring can be tested for continuity. The wire connector is generally behind the dash along the steering column. If you do not have a service manual for your vehicle you should be able to find the wiring diagram on line or in manuals generally available at a good public library. WARNING. When an airbag is deployed it is an explosion. They are very dangerous and should not be taken lightly. There is a procedure for disarming the airbag before removing it in order to get at the clockspring. There is also a manner in which a removed airbag should be handled. Keep in mind that static electricity could set it off. So if all other parts of the cruise control are OK then the clockspring is the usual failed item. Again, DISARM the airbag before doing ANY testing, including simple continuity testing.

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#2025 Exhaust leaking at Y pipe to rear converter with new gasket

Posted by Bad04Merc on 11 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

Any exhaust shop will have a quick remedy as their bottom line is affected when these issues arise. I am sure a few bucks out of pocket will get you taken care of.

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#1899 Stalling

Posted by jackflash on 20 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

You might have corrosion in the fuel tank, which clogs the fuel pump and starves the engine. When the Taurus shuts off, the debris then returns to the bottom of the tank until it's picked up by the pump again.

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#1851 USB iPhone connection

Posted by FordIVTteam on 14 January 2015 - 05:30 PM

I have a 2015 Taurus and can not figure out how to connect my iPhone with the sound system. When I hook up the phone with the usual USB cable the screen says does not recognize the phone. There is no aux port, just two USB ports and the set of RCA ports.


Hey dmiller, 


I can help you get the phone connected. Let me know which system you have and I'll be able to provide more accurate instructions: http://support.ford....ur-sync-version



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#1780 First mod - Custom front grille

Posted by ModernSHO on 05 December 2014 - 12:26 PM

Hello gang ,


I found a custom grille , Its going to be first big mod to the Taurus and I love it.  A local guy makes them.  Tell me what you think ? I know we all hate the horrible stock grille.

my car is tuxedo black so I think it will look mean.

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#1612 Hello All

Posted by Aardvark-Computer on 28 August 2014 - 09:40 AM

From computers to motorcycles to Corvettes to my all time favorite sedan, the Ford Taurus, I have always joined what I thought was the best owners forum. The information obtained in all categories is unlimited and how can get better than that!!


I'm glad to be here!!



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#1320 Start up problem, 2004 3.0 Vulcan

Posted by Bad04Merc on 12 February 2014 - 10:46 PM

Without proper test equipment - it could be as simple as a throttle position sensor or something like the ECU. The dealer may specialize in Fords - but they don't need proprietary mechanics like Hybrids and exotics do. Haul it to a small garage or chain store and get a warranty on the work. That way you'll have peace of mind knowing you're not gonna be stranded in a crowded intersection in the pouring rain. 

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