2005 Ford Taurus Engine Problems

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2005 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 77 repairs.

2005 Ford Taurus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 26 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 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

69000 mi

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. 
95000 mi

US $48
Check engine light was on. Mechanic reset the computer, light went out. 
102000 mi

US $40
Reset computer for check engine light. 
79000 mi

US $1261
Replaced catalyitic converters, oxygen sensors, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, 2 front tires, air filter and belt 
132000 mi

US $30
Changed spark plugs after random misfire code 
159000 mi

US $440
The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
177000 mi

US $697
The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
181000 mi

US $333
The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
97000 mi

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 mi

US $240
Radiator leak replaced 
131000 mi

US $225
Manifold repair. Vacuum leak, decided not to fix. Replace heater hose 
155300 mi

US $2100
Catalyst Converters Replace Vacuum Leakage Continuing vacuum leak, replace intake Manifold 
183500 mi

US $350
Valve cover gaskets replacement 
188000 mi

US $120
Replaced cracked coolant reservoir. Repaired loosened heat shield over exhaust system. Rivets broken. Tapped new holes & reattached the shield. 
83000 mi 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 mi

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 mi

US $700
camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 

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2005 Ford Taurus Engine Problems

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