Question about 2005 Ford Taurus
I have a 2005 Taurus SEL that I've owned for about 2 years now. Bought it w/ 22K miles on it and it now has 56K. Haven't had any major repair issues yet and this is the 3rd Taurus I've owned so I'm pretty familiar with what goes wrong. A couple weeks ago I got in my car in the morning, and it didn't want to start. The engine would crank and crank but not turn over. After about 5 attempts it turned over and then the whole computer system had reset. My average MPG was back to zero and the setting where it tells the outside temp was gone (which I can't figure out how to turn back on, it just tells me what direction I'm driving in now). When it finally started all the gauge needles (for fuel level, speed, engine temp, etc) vibrated at the bottom for about 10 seconds before they finally flipped up to where they normally sit at idle. Car ran fine after it was started and didn't have any other problems until about a week later when it did the same exact thing. I did notice that both times I was parked at a significant downward angle. Another few days went by and it did the same exact thing this morning - won't crank over, when it finally does after 2 or 3 tries, the computer system has reset itself. I've read that taurus's tend to have issues with the fuel pump, but the whole computer thing has me thrown off whether or not that might be the issue.
Could be water seeping in to the computer harness at the firewall (you did it was only when it was parked at an angle? )
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: losing mpg on 98 4runner
Thinks that help mpg.
Change air filter, engine needs oxygen.
If using air conditioner, try with it turned off?
Oil change helps if has not been done.
Air in the tires help with mpg.
Tune-up( spark plugs,etc.
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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