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2002 Ford Taurus Engine Problems

92 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Ford Taurus. 14 of these members (15.2%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 32 engine repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2002 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 122 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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   Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
137700 US $325 Upper radiator hose including the thermostat assembly failed and leaked coolant. 

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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 US $400 Blown radiator 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

74980 mi C $475 new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
77500   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. 
123000 US $6230 Oil pan gasket leak  
156500   oil pan leaking 
77000 US $1290 Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. 
80000   Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
93000   Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000   dpfe sensor replaced 
99000   Motor mounts 
106000   EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
108000 US $60 cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 
36994   replaced fuel pump 
123988 C $465 replace crank sensor 
128196   replaced ignition coil 
139500   replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
175460   replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
197160   replaced leaking heater core 
200720   Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 

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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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