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New guy in KS 2013 Taurus

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New guy in KS 2013 Taurus

Post by PurpleZJ » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:26 am

Hey y'all. New guy from ks here. Looking at getting a 2013 Taurus limited. I drive 1400 miles a month for work alone so my truck has to go. Anything I need to look out for on these cars?

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Re: New guy in KS 2013 Taurus

Post by Webmaster » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:47 am

Welcome to the site, PurpleZJ. Two biggest issues to know are:
1. if it's AWD the PTU (transfer case) can barf fluid and end it's life, somewhat common.
2. as the motors get more miles on them the water pump can leak. But it leaks internally and if not caught right away it will destroy the entire engine. So be proactive on the water pump change (do it before it fails with a new OEM Ford/Motorcraft part).
2000 Ford Taurus SEL (excellent car, sold to a friend)
1992 Mercury Sable GS (good car except for the tranny, sold)
Current: 03 F150 King Ranch SuperCrew
Other Fords owned: 02 F150 SuperCrew 4x4, 11 F150 EcoBoost, 07 Ranger, 01 F150 XLT, 98 F150 XLT, 96 Thunderbird LX, 95 Escort GT, 86 Mustang LX, 82 Mustang

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