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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 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 44 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

Engine not specified

Ford in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

99000 mi

US $2000
Transmission blew out. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in New York, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

81300 mi

US $739
The hose for the washer fluid was somehow cut under the hood since I had bought the car. I had it replaced. 
Jul 2012

95000 mi

US $48
Check engine light was on. Mechanic reset the computer, light went out. 
Dec 2012

98000 mi

US $40
Reset computer for check engine light. 
Ford Taurus in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2012
Jul 2008

47000 mi
none yet although front speaker is blown 
Sep 2009

67000 mi

US $198
Alternator, fitted myself. Bought one with lifetime warranty. Changed battery at same time but at 67000 thats considered maintenance 
Jun 2011

103000 mi

US $750
Air conditioning compressor replacement and recharge 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

77000 mi

US $300
Loss of power. Battery replaced. Changed out alternator.  
Ford Taurus in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

80252 mi
Found out a/c coil was not pulling clutch plate in after it got warmed up. Sent to dealer to have a/c compressor and clutch assy, changed, cost 1080.00. Just bought car as is from used car lot, after 20 minutes the a/c compressor does not recycle back on, the low press s/w is good, suspect may be overserviced with refridgerant, waiting for some gauges to ck hi side. any ideas from others. 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Apr 2011

81000 mi

US $240
Radiator leak replaced 
Ford Taurus in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2012
Feb 2010

88000 mi
Transmission replacement Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed valve body replacement. Currently testing.... 
Aug 2010

95000 mi

US $150
Hard shift 1-2. Performed transmission flush & filter change. 
Dec 2010

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. 
Mar 2011

100000 mi
Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed transmission cooler installation. Problem persists. 
Apr 2011

100000 mi

US $50
Transmission slip between 1-2 and then a bang shift when warmed up. Functioned normally when cold. Performed 1-2 shift solenoid replacement. Problem persists. 
Jun 2011

102000 mi

US $50
1-2 bang shift when warm caused by worn transmission valve body. Valve body replaced and car is running fine now. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2015
Nov 2010

136000 mi
Brakes, pads, plus serpentine belt replacement. 
Jan 2012

159000 mi

US $440
The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
Jun 2013

177000 mi

US $697
The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
Sep 2013

181000 mi

US $333
The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
Dec 2013

183000 mi

US $401
I had to replace the starter. 
Oct 2014

193300 mi

US $280
The trans was shifting roughly with intermittent hesitations. 
Jul 2015

202300 mi

US $338
A major hose (tubing) sprang a leak - the entire part was replaced. The fluid pump is OK. 
Oct 2015

205000 mi

US $143
Serpentine belt replaced 
Ford Taurus in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Jul 2010

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. 
Mar 2012

112000 mi
Ball joints had play, causing vibrations in steering when driving, uneven wear on tires. 
Jul 2012

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. 
Mar 2013

133000 mi

US $700
Power steering fluid leaking. No problems with driving at time of repair. Squealing noticed on start-up. Replaced Master cylinder, camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Taurus in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Jun 2011

54000 mi

US $54000
steering pump replaced and drums 

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2005 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

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