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Old 12-07-2008, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We own a 2000 Taurus SEL with the Duratec 24V DOHC engine. Lately, we have noticed an exhaust odor inside the car when the car is stopped at a light, stop sign or just warming up in the winter. I can not hear any notable exhaust leaks. Suggestions?
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hole in the floor board, bad weather stripping letting it in when the wind wafts the tail pipe exhaust up or an exhaust leak is what I would guess ?
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How is the oil pan gasket? If it's leaking...could be dripping onto the exhaust and giving that pleasant aroma into the cabin.
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I'm willing to bet there's a small exhaust leak near the flex pipe.
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My 2000 doesn't have a flex pipe...dunno about other G4s. Factory exhaust on mine.
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Hello,
I have a 2000 Ford Taurus that also just started 'leaking exhaust' into the passenger compartment this winter. I had a gap in the weather strip by the trunk where someone had rear-ended the car and bent the bumper in slightly. I straightened out the gap, but it still leaks when the car is not moving. There is no appreciable exhaust noise in the engine compartment.

My next guess is to see if the PCV hose came off or something like that.

Let me know if you get it figured out before me.

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Is this same smell in the engine compartment? Outside the car?

Does it seem like gas, burning oil or just regular exhaust?

Have you switched brands of fuel recently?
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Hello,
I had a similar problem. The two PCV rubber elbows on my 2000 Taurus degraded and began to leak the crankcase gasses and then would cause an exhaust-like smell in the passenger compartment.
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We own a 2000 Taurus SEL with the Duratec 24V DOHC engine. Lately, we have noticed an exhaust odor inside the car when the car is stopped at a light, stop sign or just warming up in the winter. I can not hear any notable exhaust leaks. Suggestions?[/b]
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