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2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (32%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 142 repairs.
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2002 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

62000 mi engine broke 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $342
Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
149000 mi

US $183
Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
137700 mi

US $325
Upper radiator hose including the thermostat assembly failed and leaked coolant. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

97960 mi

C $800
Heater Core 
88000 mi

US $500
The ignition was replaced. 
98000 mi Computer control module failed. I did not repair due to cost. I donated the car to a charity. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $500
Car had low coolant light come on...added coolant. A day later the light came back, car was low on coolant. Took car to dealer for pressure test, Lower rad. hose assembly was bad. Decided to replace most of the hoses due to age/milage. 
151700 mi

US $400
Blown radiator 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi

US $60
cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 
151000 mi

US $1256
Engine overheated. The water pump,timing cover gasket set and thermostat with gasket was replaced. 
77000 mi

US $1290
Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. 
80000 mi

US $500
Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
93000 mi

US $1160
Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000 mi

US $194
dpfe sensor replaced 
99000 mi

US $1618
Motor mounts 
106000 mi

US $487
EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
40000 mi

US $160
Fuel pump went bad, gas leaked all over highway, causing local fire dept. to be called. Towed and repaired in small town, I was 300 miles from home 
98000 mi

US $218
Engine started to misfire, did "check engine light" diagnosis, found back ignition coil, replaced coil 
115000 mi

US $300
Cleaned out heater core. 
159000 mi

US $376
Water Pump Replacement; Radiator Flush and Coolant Added 
36994 mi replaced fuel pump 
123988 mi

C $465
replace crank sensor 
128196 mi replaced ignition coil 
139500 mi

C $822
replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
175460 mi

C $600
replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
197160 mi

C $75
replaced leaking heater core 
200720 mi

C $158
Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
247380 mi

C $25
Idle speed was high (failing to slow down to normal 750 RPMS when stopped). Diagnosed Idle Air Control valve as the likely problem. Cleaned IAC and throttle body, problem persisted. Replaced IAC to solve problem. 
267840 mi

C $65
water pump bearings failed 
123000 mi

US $6230
Oil pan gasket leak  
156500 mi

US $600
oil pan leaking 
50000 mi

US $220
replaced belt tensioner 
98000 mi

US $1075
The timing chain cover gasket was leaking. Shop replaced the timing chain cover gasket, water pump, serpentine belt, oil pan gasket, oil, and coolant. 
74980 mi

C $475
new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
77500 mi

C $450
New camshaft timer? Car was dying and jerking (known issue) new belt and new (not sure of name but part that the plug wires connect to) box, was cracked. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

126000 mi

US $251
It had a vacuum leak and the drivebelt was replaced and two tires that had been slashed(not a repair) but tells why repair bill was so high. (Reduced bill by $200 to remove approx. cost of tires.) 

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