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2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (34%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 137 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 82 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 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

143000 mi

US $342
Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
Jun 2011

145800 mi

US $430
Warped rotors, tuneup 
Nov 2011

149000 mi

US $183
Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
Jul 2014

174700 mi

US $326
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

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. 
Nov 2010

124000 mi

US $50
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

121000 mi

US $189
was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 
Mar 2011

123000 mi

US $6230
Oil pan gasket leak  transmission gasket leak  dash lights replaced. 
Dec 2011

124000 mi

US $400
car needed brakes all the way around 
Apr 2012

135000 mi

US $43500
lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
Aug 2013

156500 mi

US $600
oil pan leaking 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2005 - Jul 2011
May 2005

40000 mi

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

94000 mi

US $280
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

98000 mi

US $218
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

104000 mi
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

105000 mi

US $683
Worked fine 2 weeks, didn't work. told seal. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

74980 mi

C $475
new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Washer fluid tank replaced, $100. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
Jun 2011

77500 mi

C $450
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 - Dec 2015
Aug 2002 delivery date 
Apr 2003

15823 mi
repair windshield seal leak replace blower motor reprogram EEC 
Dec 2003

30814 mi
replace blower motor (again) due to windshield leak 
Mar 2004

36994 mi
replaced fuel pump 
Feb 2005

61938 mi
repair convertor seal leak 
Sep 2005

74513 mi

C $241
replace rear sway bar links 
Dec 2005

80611 mi

C $567
replace water pump 
Dec 2006

102350 mi

C $208
replace right tie rod, alignment 
Jun 2007

114159 mi

C $1140
repair transmission pump seal leak 
Jul 2007

115928 mi

C $1656
replace front/rear struts, alignment 
Sep 2007

118079 mi

C $351
replace left tie rod 
Dec 2007

123988 mi

C $465
replace crank sensor 
Apr 2008

128196 mi
replaced ignition coil 
Aug 2008

131812 mi

C $625
replace A/C compressor 
Jan 2009

137330 mi

C $368
replace starter motor 
Mar 2009

139500 mi

C $822
replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
Aug 2009

152520 mi

C $65
left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
May 2010

163680 mi

C $300
replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
Apr 2011

175460 mi

C $600
replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
Jun 2011

178560 mi

C $1109
replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
Dec 2011

187240 mi

C $300
replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
Jun 2012

195920 mi

C $562
replaced rear struts 
Jul 2012

197160 mi

C $75
replaced leaking heater core 
Oct 2012

200720 mi

C $158
Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
Jan 2013

205180 mi

C $304
replaced front struts 
Jul 2013

215140 mi
Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
Nov 2013

222580 mi

C $216
replace ball joint (RH) 
Dec 2013

224440 mi

C $216
replaced ball joint (LH) 
May 2014

232500 mi
Starter motor failed 
Dec 2014

247380 mi

C $238
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. 
Dec 2015

267840 mi

C $65
water pump bearings failed 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

165000 mi

US $2100
AX4S Transaxle Overhaul 
May 2009

175000 mi

US $350
Alternator replacement, belt tensioner, idler pulley, serpentine belt 
Aug 2009

181000 mi

US $600
Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2015
Sep 2009

77000 mi

US $1290
Turned drums & rotors when pads replaced. Replaced cv boot. Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. Lower ball joints 
Dec 2009

80000 mi

US $500
Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
Jan 2010

82000 mi

US $280
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

89000 mi

US $370
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

93000 mi

US $1160
Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
Mar 2012

93000 mi

US $194
dpfe sensor replaced 
Apr 2013

99000 mi

US $1618
Clutch bad; replaced compressor Motor mounts 
Oct 2013

106000 mi

US $487
EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
Sep 2014

112000 mi

US $21
Broken windshield washer hose. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010
Apr 2010

96100 mi

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

108000 mi

US $60
cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 

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2002 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

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