Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Battery Replacement: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus

We are still working to obtain content for your car,
however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2008 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.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Tail Light Change 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • 2008-2009 Ford Taurus Brake Fluid Level Check
    Check your brake fluid

    Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Coolant Flush How-to: Ford Taurus (2008-2009)
    Coolant flush

    Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Fix Coolant Leaks: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Plug minor coolant leaks

    Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • How to Add Oil Ford Taurus (2008-2009)
    Top up the oil level

    Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2008 Mercury Sable Premier 3.5L V6
  • See all videos for the 2008 Mercury Sable
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools