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2005 Ford Taurus Engine Problems

59 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford Taurus. 12 of these members (20.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 25 engine repairs to 2005 Ford Tauri--an average of 0.4 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 2005 Ford Taurus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of 2005 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 70 repairs.

2005 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 24 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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2005 Ford Taurus

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131000 mi US $225 Manifold repair. Vacuum leak, decided not to fix. Replace heater hose 
155300   Catalyst Converters Replace Vacuum Leakage Continuing vacuum leak, replace intake Manifold 
183500   Valve cover gaskets replacement 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi US $550 Initially, replaced EGR valve for issue with car engine dying during idling. Ended with replacement of fuel filter. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi US $48 Check engine light was on. Mechanic reset the computer, light went out. 
102000   Reset computer for check engine light. 
132000 US $30 Changed spark plugs after random misfire code 
69000 US $100 Intermittant high idle, unintended acceleration. Replaced idle air control (IAC) assy. Motorcraft part was required - knockoff part didn't work new out of box. 
159000 US $440 The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
177000   The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
181000   The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
97000 US $300 Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission fluid flush and replaced the Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to no avail. Problem persists. 
81000 US $240 Radiator leak replaced 
83000   Intermittent problem, seemingly only in warm weather, when the car jerks and won't accelerate similar to having bad gas. Questionable problem with fuel pump or filter. Opted to drive until it HAS to be fixed. 
117300 US $350 Problems every summer for 3 yrs. When hot, engine started skipping. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs, all separate trips. This time replaced ignition coil and Fuel regulator. No problems since. 
133000   camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 
79000 US $1261 Replaced catalyitic converters, oxygen sensors, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, 2 front tires, air filter and belt 

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