What are the symptoms for cracked manifold in a 04 ford taurus

Asked by Mar 21, 2015 at 07:13 PM about the 2004 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I mash the gas it runs very very loud seems to slowly change gears

2 Answers

38,365

Start car and open hood. Have someone hold a balled up rag over the end of your exhaust pipe. As they do that, listen for the leak under the hood. The back pressure will hiss very loudly if there is a crack. Only do it for a few seconds. The only way to fix a cracked manifold is to completely remove it and have it replaced with a new one, or weld it if the crack isn't too bad.

24,385

You might get lucky and it's only a blown gasket.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Ford taurus smoke and leakage 3 answers

    I have an 04 taurus that has a leak on the driver side down by the radiator. Smoke was coming from the hood and a puddle of liquid was under the car . My car isnt over heating and the fan is kicki...

    2004 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 ford taurus 3.0 v6 head gasket/manifold gasket question. 1 answer

    My car has been losing coolant but I have not been able to find where it has been leaking. Last week the car overheated and I parked it. I filled the coolant and took it for a quick drive around t...

    2000 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Ford Taurus won't start 2 answers

    2003 Ford Taurus LX

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how can i get power to my 04 ford taurus 1 answer

    I was replacing my radio with an aftermarket and I lost all power to windows and wipers all the door locks ant turn indicators but I have headlights tail lights and my heater but the anti theft lights...

    2004 Ford Taurus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How reliable are Ford Taurus with high miles (100k+)? 53 answers

    Does it also make a difference if it is a 2001 or a 2006 with same high mileage?

    Ford Taurus

    -

    General

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,870
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,930
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,518 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chrysler 300
413 Great Deals out of 19,932 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,195 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,664 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Ford Focus
539 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Nissan Maxima
306 Great Deals out of 25,213 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,394 Great Deals out of 93,563 listings starting at $1,250
Used Buick LaCrosse
226 Great Deals out of 21,522 listings starting at $1,100

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
5,105 listings starting at $18,379
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 4,972 listings starting at $15,784
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 1,455 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,483 listings starting at $7,650
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,440 listings starting at $6,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.