. No check engine light or anything!!!!!???? My car was running just fine, in fact I just had a tune up on it the weekend before, now this is really going to set us back. For the FiveHundred I go 10K miles between changes. Now I'll have to run to the garage and check my Montego's dispstick. The information provided herein is a reference provided to you at no charge.
Like a champ, in fact. I will never buy a ford car again. I can't remember when I checked my oil last? I think they need a recall on this problem and hope that Ford will act accordingly!! What happens is that the splines on the torque converter and the input shaft strip each other out and metal ends up circulating inside of the valve body and through the fluid. It had 68k miles on it. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford Taurus oil filter wrench. Does anybody else's dipstick say this and what have been the the types of oil being used if you are not using synthetic? I used to be a synthetic oil bigot, but never had the nerve to run the oil change intervals long enough to make the difference between a syn blend and full synthetic worth the extra bucks.
I, too run synthetic in all my vehicles. Thanks Sean Ahern Cancel the Manual Request. For all the people that have paid their hard earned money to fix this problem, Ford should issue a recall on the trans, fix all the problems and return every one's money. It would be nice if someone organized a class action. .
The synthetic oil comes in handy when the temps drop into the sub-zero range here in Minnesota. Drove the car and started jumping, took it to Auto zone to run a test because of the Engine light on beeping off and on. Thanks again for you help. It is a proven fact that synthetic oil meets or exceeds all requirements for engine oil. None of them use any oil between changes. Go to and register your car.
Calling customer service is a waste of time. Everywhere I inquire about the Taurus, the mechanics say it's not if the transmission will fail, it's more about when it will fail. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Taurus and that the filter is being changed too. Oh, 10K between changes and the oil still looks fairly clean. For most Fords, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. The info available on the Motorcraft oil filters is also quite positive. Found out the the entire transmission was rebuilt and new torque converter was replaced as well.
I will run Motorcraft Semi-syn if I am going to change the oil every 5K miles or so. I have been using Castrol Syntec 5W20 with no issues. My only problems are not oil related. During the winter, I will run a true synthetic oil for its flow properties during the cold. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. Come to think of it.
Refrigerant and oil capacity guides are based on data provided by sources such as AllData and Mitchell. Does anybody else's dipstick say this and what have been the the types of oil being used if you are not using synthetic? I suspect that you have the wrong dipstick. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2002 Ford Taurus. Also heard a whining noise whenever the engine was running. Does anyone have a Sirius Radio Manual for the Nav sys set up? This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Taurus. Come to think of it. The owners manual has nothing and I can't find one on line and Sirius lists a lot of manuals but none for the Ford display.
If your Taurus is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Taurus. It was a mistake to buy one as obviously the quality is not there. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Taurus. I've only put a couple thousand miles on it since purchasing it. I'm a big believer in synthetic oil.
I used the factory oil in my car for the prescribed 3000 miles and then switched to full synthetic and have been running it ever since. Does anybody else's dipstick say this and what have been the the types of oil being used if you are not using synthetic?. I've noted discussions of oil use but nobody seems to have addressed this issue. Most Fords have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. With 10 K intervals, I can justify the synthetic price.
Had a high whining noise, no engine lights ever came on. I've noted discussions of oil use but nobody seems to have addressed this issue. The Motorcaft synthetic blend as others have suggested is a good oil also. If you follow all the info on Bob the Oil Guy, you cannot go wrong with Motorcraft semi-synthetic especially if you change at 5K intervals. There needs to be a suit brought up against Ford for their mistake. Luckily had some nice Texans that let him hang out in their air conditioned house until the tow truck and our ride home arrived. I'm a big believer in synthetic oil.