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Ford Taurus: Haynes shows you how on YouTube

Ford Taurus, Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego, Mercury Sable

Do you own a 2008 thru 2014 Ford Taurus, 2005-2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2005-2007 Mercury Montego or 2008-2009 Mercury Sable? Want to change the thermostat, renew the front strut or replace the drive axle? Haynes’ YouTube channel has all the answers.

Haynes YouTube playlist features 22 FREE videos that show you:

How to change the air filter
How to replace the alternator
How to renew the auto transmission oil
How to replace the battery
How to change the cabin filter
How to service the cooling system
How to change the drive axle
How to replace the drive belt
How to check the fluid levels
How to renew the front brake pads
How to change the front struts
How to change the fuel filter
How to replace the headlight bulbs
How to renew the O2 sensor
How to change the engine oil and filter
How to replace the rear brake pads
How to renew the rear shock absorbers
How to change the spark plugs
How to replace the starter motor
How to change the rear light bulbs
How to replace the thermostat
How to change the wiper blades

The videos are designed to complement our print or online manuals for the 2008-2014 Ford Taurus.

Ford Taurus Ford Five Hundred Mercury Montego Mercury Sable repair

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford Taurus, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Taurus, Ford Five Hundred, Mercury Montego or Mercury Sable. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your car can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

Does not include information specific to 3.5L twin turbo or police models.

Here’s the oxygen sensor video from YouTube:

Buyer’s guide: the Ford Taurus, Mercury Montego, Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Sable story

The Ford Five Hundred (2005 - 2007), Ford Taurus (2008 - 2014, Mercury Montego (2005 - 2007) and the Mercury Sable (2008 - 2009) were available with the following engines: 2.0L turbocharged in-line four-cylinder, 3.0L V6 or 3.5L V6. Plus a 3.5L twin turbo, not covered by the Haynes manual. 

The engine drives the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transaxle via independent driveaxles. On All-Wheel Drive (AWD) models, the rear wheels are also propelled via a driveshaft, rear differential, and two rear driveaxles.  

Suspension is independent at all four wheels. The front suspension uses strut/coil spring assemblies with lower control arms. The rear uses a multi-link design with shock absorbers and coil springs. The rack-and-pinion steering unit is mounted on the suspension cross member. Some later models are equipped with electronic power assist steering. 

The brakes are disc at the front and rear, with power assist standard. An Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) is standard equipment.

Recall dates/campaign numbers/models affected are as follows:

  • NOV 09, 2005 / 05V51500 / 2005 Five Hundred
  • OCT 05, 2006 / 06V383000 / 2005 Five Hundred
  • JULY 13, 2011 / 11V355000 2007 / Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego
  • MAR 27, 2013 / 13V109000 / 2012 Ford Taurus
  • MAY 31, 2013 / 13V227000 / 2013 Ford Taurus
  • JUNE 26, 2013 / 13V270000 / 2013 Ford Taurus
  • MAY 29, 2014 / 14V285000 / 2010 through 2014 Ford Taurus