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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2002 Ford Taurus. We recommend changing the battery in Fords every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Taurus that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Taurus involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Tauruss, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Ford and they will give you the code for free. In many Fords, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6