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1999 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (27%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (0%)

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Chart based on 44 repairs.

1999 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (39%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 33 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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1999 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford in New Mexico, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

131000 mi
air conditioning was blowing through floor vents not the usual vents 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Indiana, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

78000 mi

US $100
vacuum hose needed to be replaced 
Ford in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2010

117000 mi

US $250
I replaced exhaust from converter to and including muffler. 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

148800 mi

C $500
Front lower ball joints replaced, front wheel bearings replaced and wheels aligned as car was wearing the tires on the inside. 
Jul 2011

166160 mi

C $100
upper radiator hose cracked and have to be replaced. done by the owner in the driveway 
Ford in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

91000 mi

US $400
brake cylinder replaced 
Ford in Nebraska, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

119000 mi

US $288
Stuck brake caliper on rear right wheel. Wore down brake rotor, required replacement of caliper, pad, & rotor. Also had to flush brake fluid.  
Nov 2009

132000 mi

US $360
Starter failed without warning, requiring towing to shop & replacement of starter 
Dec 2009

133000 mi

US $350
Alternator failed 
Jul 2010

141300 mi

US $700
Leaking gasket, oil pan 
Ford in Alabama, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2008

66000 mi

US $1225
Replaced starter. Rack developed leak making steering difficult. Rack was replaced. 
May 2010

77700 mi

US $470
Fuel system contamination. Remove & drain gas tank, replace fuel filter, put gas and drying agent in gas tank. 
Oct 2011

89000 mi

US $670
Coil failed, and fuel pump was intermittent. Both were replaced. 
Nov 2011

89000 mi

US $200
Serpentine belt started going bad. It was replaced. Also decided to replace all hoses as preventive maintenance. It was time 
Mar 2013

97000 mi

US $430
Idler pulley was going bad - causing serpentine belt to shift - causing lip of water pump pulley assembly to shear off - with risk that serpentine belt would come off the entire assembly. Idler pulley, water pump & serpentine belt replace. 
Ford in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

120000 mi

US $2700
Torque Converter fragmented in transmission causing transmission pump performance failure and gear damage. No light indication. A whining pump noise at start up, which disappeared after warm up, was only indication. Dealer identified problem too late.  
Jul 2009

131000 mi

US $800
Power steering problem, turning wheel, and whining pump noise. Rack and Pinion were replaced, as Sears said it was leaking and noise would go away in time when air in the lines came out. One week later power steering pump was replaced, which fixed problem 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2014
Oct 2008

114080 mi

C $442
A complete brake repair, which included 4 new rotors, new pads, and a calipers service. 
Jul 2009

120900 mi

C $170
Replaced right tierod end (steering was off and there was a pull to one side.) 
Jun 2010

127100 mi

C $70
AC was working intermittently. Could not replicate problem at shop. No codes when scan done. Topped up refrigerant and has worked OK. 
Aug 2011

131440 mi

C $500
24 feet of brake line & parking cables replaced. 
Sep 2011

132060 mi

C $700
The alternator burned out and took the battery with it. Car was in for 2 days. 
Ford in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

141000 mi

US $275
Car required repairs to wheel bearings. 
Mar 2009

149000 mi

US $550
Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 
Nov 2009

158000 mi

US $270
Water pump failed, coolant drained out. Replaced pump and belts. 

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1999 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

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