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2002 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

2002 Ford Taurus Repair Histories 2002 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

96 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Ford Taurus. 34 of these members (35.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 134 repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 134 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 79 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

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2015
Jan 2011 US $342 Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
Jun 2011   Warped rotors, tuneup 
Nov 2011   Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
Jul 2014   struts and coil springs 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2009 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. 
Nov 2010   Noticed unusual, uneven wear of the right front tire...upon examination, the inner tie rod end was found to have play in it. Replaced the Right Front Inner Tie Rod end. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Missouri, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010 US $189 was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 
Mar 2011   Oil pan gasket leak  transmission gasket leak  dash lights replaced. 
Dec 2011   car needed brakes all the way around 
Apr 2012   lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
Aug 2013   oil pan leaking 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2005 - Jul 2011
May 2005 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 
Oct 2010   power steering pump leaking: replaced pump During this trip: mechanic broke A/C line and didn't notify shop owner, I noticed A/C not working when I left shop, repaired immediately: 2/4/2011: still not cooling properly 
Nov 2010   Replaced alternator(went bad), timing belt(as long as I had alternator off), and bad alternator 'pulley'  Engine started to misfire, did "check engine light" diagnosis, found back ignition coil, replaced coil 
Mar 2011   In Oct.2010, mechanic broke A/C line during power steering pump install. Didn't tell me until I drove off, A/C didn't work. Came back he fixed. March 2011, A/C didn't work. told 1/2 lb low on freon. 
Apr 2011   Worked fine 2 weeks, didn't work. told seal. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011 C $475 new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Washer fluid tank replaced, $100. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
Jun 2011   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. New washer fluid lines to hood. All done at friend's shop for cost. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2002 - Mar 2015
Aug 2002   delivery date 
Apr 2003   repair windshield seal leak replace blower motor reprogram EEC 
Dec 2003   replace blower motor (again) due to windshield leak 
Mar 2004   replaced fuel pump 
Feb 2005   repair convertor seal leak 
Sep 2005 C $241 replace rear sway bar links 
Dec 2005   replace water pump 
Dec 2006   replace right tie rod, alignment 
Jun 2007   repair transmission pump seal leak 
Jul 2007   replace front/rear struts, alignment 
Sep 2007   replace left tie rod 
Dec 2007   replace crank sensor 
Apr 2008   replaced ignition coil 
Aug 2008   replace A/C compressor 
Jan 2009   replace starter motor 
Mar 2009   replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
Aug 2009   left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
May 2010   replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
Apr 2011   replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
Jun 2011   replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
Dec 2011   replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
Jun 2012   replaced rear struts 
Jul 2012   replaced leaking heater core 
Oct 2012   Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
Jan 2013   replaced front struts 
Jul 2013   Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
Nov 2013   replace ball joint (RH) 
Dec 2013   replaced ball joint (LH) 
May 2014   Starter motor failed 
Dec 2014   Alternator failed, replaced 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. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008 US $2100 AX4S Transaxle Overhaul 
May 2009   Alternator replacement, belt tensioner, idler pulley, serpentine belt 
Aug 2009   Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
Sep 2009 US $1290 Turned drums & rotors when pads replaced. Replaced cv boot. Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. Lower ball joints 
Dec 2009   Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
Jan 2010   Both inner tie rods replaced, and car aligned after replacement. I included the cost of the alignment because the car was aligned in September after the ball joints were replaced. 
Apr 2011   Front anti-sway bar replaced Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
Feb 2012   Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
Mar 2012   dpfe sensor replaced 
Apr 2013   Clutch bad; replaced compressor Motor mounts 
Oct 2013   EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
Sep 2014   Broken windshield washer hose. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010
Apr 2010 C $400 Drivers side front spring broke and ruptured tire. This is the second time a front spring has broken. Both times it happened backing out of garage. No longer feel the car is safe to drive and is being donated to Teen Challenge. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010 US $60 cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 

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