04 Taurus should be getting mpg with only 25,000 miles

Asked by Aug 28, 2007 at 02:39 PM about the 2004 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

04 with 25,000 miles only gets 14.5 mpg.  Could it be fuel filter or air filter needs replacing or PCV valve

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Hi gocarole, I would replace the air filter, fuel filter and PCV valve. As well as use some fuel injector cleaner (Lucas Products) into the fuel tank. Good luck!

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Thank you! I bought the first two..and if that does not work I will purchase the PCV valve.

Is there anything special about removing the Taurus fuel filter? I have changed this type on Tempos, Escorts, Aerostars, Windstars but the white clips seem different. Thanks.

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yes you need a special tool to "release" the clips, you can get the tool at most auto parts stores

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You should check around to see if there are any recalls in regards to your poor fuel economy . Sometimes it can be a faulty sensor , and or a computer out of proper calibration . Even stepping up to the next grade in fuel can help ( but it is a little more expensive ) The computer can adapt to the higher octane and produce better fuel economy . Remember , the EPA standards are done in the lab and reflect fuel economy in ideal conditions . So you should expect poor fuel economy , in comparing to EPA results . The same goes with a low mileage motor , it tends to use a little more fuel , before it is broken in . Making sure you change oil at proper intervals helps in fuel economy too ( synthetic is best for better gas mileage , and can be changed at longer intervals )

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