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2002 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

92 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Ford Taurus. 31 of these members (33.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 127 repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 127 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 73 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 - Sep 2014
143000 mi US $342 Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
145800   Warped rotors, tuneup 
149000   Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
174700   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
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. 
124000   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 - Jul 2014
121000 mi US $189 was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 
123000   Oil pan gasket leak  transmission gasket leak  dash lights replaced. 
124000   car needed brakes all the way around 
135000   lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
156500   oil pan leaking 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2005 - Jul 2011
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 
94000   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 
98000   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 
104000   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. 
105000   Worked fine 2 weeks, didn't work. told seal. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Sep 2012
74980 mi C $475 new gas tank (rusted out), $300. Washer fluid tank replaced, $100. Heater core back flush (no heat, clogged), $75. 
77500   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 - Sep 2014
  delivery date 
15823 mi   repair windshield seal leak replace blower motor reprogram EEC 
30814   replace blower motor (again) due to windshield leak 
36994   replaced fuel pump 
61938   repair convertor seal leak 
74513 C $241 replace rear sway bar links 
80611   replace water pump 
102350   replace right tie rod, alignment 
114159   repair transmission pump seal leak 
115928   replace front/rear struts, alignment 
118079   replace left tie rod 
123988   replace crank sensor 
128196   replaced ignition coil 
131812   replace A/C compressor 
137330   replace starter motor 
139500   replace upper intake manifold, thermostat (casting flaw in manifold caused a pinhole leak) 
152520   left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
163680   replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
175460   replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
178560   replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
187240   replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
195920   replaced rear struts 
197160   replaced leaking heater core 
200720   Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
205180   replaced front struts 
215140   Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
222580   replace ball joint (RH) 
224440   replaced ball joint (LH) 
232500   Starter motor failed 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
165000 mi US $2100 AX4S Transaxle Overhaul 
175000   Alternator replacement, belt tensioner, idler pulley, serpentine belt 
181000   Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2014
77000 mi US $1290 Turned drums & rotors when pads replaced. Replaced cv boot. Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. Lower ball joints 
80000   Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
82000   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. 
89000   Front anti-sway bar replaced Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
93000   Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000   dpfe sensor replaced 
99000   Clutch bad; replaced compressor Motor mounts 
106000   EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
112000   Broken windshield washer hose. 
Ford Taurus in Ontario, Canada
Jan 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
108000 mi US $60 cam shaft position sensor replaced, 2nd time in 3 years 

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