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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,875 miles

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2004 Ford Taurus exhaust system problems

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2004 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 152005

Taurus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,875 miles


Am hearing a light moan on light acceleration. I can hear it at all rpms and speed. But is at its loudest at 40-45 mph, just after it shifts into the highest gear. In last few wks- it seems to follow the exhaust to the rear. Dealership does not seem to verify it. Am returning for new rear struts that rattle-on warranty. What should I tell them when I return? also can feel it through the steering wheel.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

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