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About Ford Taurus

Ford Taurus, as a mid-size and then a full-size car, has been produced by the great American multinational automaker Ford Motor Company since 1985. Actually, when it was first introduced in 1986 model year, it was a front-wheel drive mid-size car to replace the Ford LTD, then since 2008, Ford Taurus has been a full-size car available in front- or all-wheel drive. It was a milestone for Ford and entire American automotive industry because of its influential design, which helped it be named to Car and Driver's Ten Best List, win Motor Trend's Car of the Year, receive Top Safety Pick award and so on. Until now, Ford Taurus has been manufactured through six generations.
The fifth-generation Ford Taurus was produced from 2007 to 2009. As a 4-door, front-engine, front-or all-wheel drive full-size sedan, it was offered several trim levels such as Taurus SEL, Taurus Limited, Taurus SE and Taurus SHO. During the fifth generation, it was powered by a 3.5 L DOHC Duratec 35 V6 engine rated at 263 horsepower and this engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Then the sixth-generation Ford Taurus (2010-present) was officially released in 2010 model year. The trim levels are carried over from the previous generation, but it gets more engine options. Taurus has been powered by 3.5 L V6, 3.7 L V6 and 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engines in succession and these engines are paired with 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Ford Taurus Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Ford Taurus is very popular in American market due to its comfortable and roomy cabin and affordable price and has been consistently one of the best-selling cars in America. However, as time passes by, some problems are still unavoidable:
First, engine failure. To be honest, in any vehicle, the engine failure would emerge eventually. According to some Ford Taurus drivers, the issue would start with some strange noises from the engine, they could also smell an odor of fuel in the vehicle then the engine run roughly even misfired. The worst situation is the vehicle also had a problem in starting even inability to start. Gradually, engine performance dropped considerably, then slow acceleration, loss of power while acceleration and bad gas mileage become ordinary. Thus, once the Check Engine Light in your Ford Taurus comes on accompanied by all these symptoms, you are advised to inspect the fuel injector, valve cover gasket and spark plug immediately.
Second, suspension failure. A well-functioning suspension system is the guarantee of a comfortable and steady driving experience. But for Ford Taurus passengers, it is not a quite pleasant experience. Some Ford Taurus drivers said that at first, the clunking noises from underneath the vehicle annoyed them and distracted their attention. Then uneven tire wear caused vehicle tilt to one side, plus the excessive vibration and poor handling because of a loose steering wheel, all these made an extremely dangerous driving. In case your Ford Taurus let you get into such a terrible situation, you must keep the coil springs, air suspension, sway bar link and sway bar bushing in good order all the time.
However, a safe and sound driving experience should be achieved by a lot of efforts, such as routine maintenance is an indispensable step. The headlight is used for lighting up the road ahead and warning others on the road of your presence, so you should pay more attention to it for your driving visibility. Wheel cover can decorate your wheels well and keep moisture, dirt and others accumulating on wheels to influence wheels' smoothness. Thus, for your splendid driving experience, remember to perform routine maintenance on them on a regular basis.
When faced with choosing new parts replacements for your Ford Taurus, you should stick to OEM Ford Taurus auto parts as they are impeccable in precise fitment, superior quality and optimum performance. Price is never an obstacle for you as has a massive selection of genuine Ford Taurus auto parts at the lowest price online. These manufacturer-warrantied OEM Taurus parts are also favorable for hassle-free return policy and quickest delivery service.