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2005 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 80 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 Taurus in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

69000 mi

US $350
Rear Brake Rotor broke in half. No Warning that the brakes were going out. Loud metal on metal noise first caught my attention while driving. 
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 Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Iowa, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

85000 mi

US $550
Initially, replaced EGR valve for issue with car engine dying during idling. Ended with replacement of fuel filter. 
Ford Taurus in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

45000 mi

US $85
Replaced rear wiper motor. 
Ford Taurus in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2013 - Dec 2015
Jan 2014

11160 mi

C $60
leaking power steering 
Oct 2014

75840 mi

C $385
Gas tank & straps were changed along with the fuel filter 
Nov 2015

79980 mi

C $210
Two oxygen sensors were replaced. 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Taurus in Kansas, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2014
Feb 2014

131000 mi

US $150
Starter went bad. Weak cranking until it finally wouldn't turn over at all. Had car towed to my house where I replaced the starter. 
Apr 2014

132000 mi

US $30
Changed spark plugs after random misfire code 
Ford Taurus in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

191000 mi
Transmission slipping. 
Ford Taurus in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010  
Mar 2014

72000 mi

US $850
Found a constant/slow disappearance of brake fluid in the master cylinder over a 5 week period. THey discovered a corroided leaking brake line under the body and had to change the brake tubing to the rear wheel assembly. 
Ford Taurus in Maryland, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2015
Apr 2014

95700 mi

US $471
Leak in brake line. Had brake lines replaced. 
May 2014

96300 mi

US $130
replaced creaked ignition coil 
Nov 2014

99500 mi

US $400
Cracked power steering pump leaking fluid. Replaced pump 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011
Dec 2010

80000 mi

US $320
A/C compressor begain to fail- had to repair it. Bought a new one for around $230 on ebay and had my friend replace my old one for around $60. Took 2 hours. New a/c coolant also had to be purchased, as new compressor did not come with any. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

40000 mi

US $850
The splines stripped out on the torque converter Replaced converter and then had to have a fluid leak fixed. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
- Dec 2008
Dec 2008

44000 mi

US $140
Replaced a seized driver's door latch mechanism- had ceased to function due to exposure to the extremely cold outdoor temperatures. 
Ford Taurus in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $5
Heat shield over catalytic converter loose. One new screw fixed the problem. 
Ford Taurus in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

142000 mi

US $400
Wiring harness needed significant repair. Local shop repaired the issue. 
Ford Taurus in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

50000 mi

US $20
BELT IDLER PULLEY was noisy. Replaced serpentine belt as well, just "because". 
Oct 2015

60000 mi
"Check Engine" code P0301. I replaced spark plugs. Also battery had a sudden failure and may have cused the error code. 
Dec 2015

58000 mi

US $700
Replaced rear wheel cylinders, rear brake valve, power bleed system, clean & adjust rear brakes 
Ford Taurus in Maryland, United States
May 2011 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

114000 mi

US $500
Failed Brakes. Replaced leaking master cylinder with new unit Replaced both steel brake lines to rear wheel junction box as old brake lines were rusted out, in particular where the plastic sleeve accelerated the corrosion. Working good now. 
Ford Taurus in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

65000 mi

US $1261
Replaced catalyitic converters, oxygen sensors, coil pack, spark plugs, wires, 2 front tires, air filter and belt 
Ford Taurus in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2013
Apr 2011

81000 mi

US $240
Radiator leak replaced 
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 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 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 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. 
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 Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2015
Dec 2011

131000 mi

US $225
Manifold repair. Vacuum leak, decided not to fix. Replace heater hose 
Apr 2013

155300 mi

US $2100
Catalyst Converters Replace Vacuum Leakage Continuing vacuum leak, replace intake Manifold 
Jul 2013

160000 mi

US $2300
Replaced Upper And Lower Tire Rod Ends, all Struts, Front Brakes & rotors, Four Wheel Alignment, And Tires. 
Jan 2015

183500 mi

US $850
water pump replacement. Valve cover gaskets replacement 
Mar 2015

188000 mi

US $120
Replaced cracked coolant reservoir. Repaired loosened heat shield over exhaust system. Rivets broken. Tapped new holes & reattached the shield. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016
Feb 2012

126000 mi

US $120
Rear struts were shot (original), replaced. 
Jul 2015

164700 mi

US $60
The compressor was not kicking on, even if switch was jumpered. Replaced the 4-Wire Binary Switch. It is positioned near the exhaust so bears a lot of heat. New Part covered in protective heat shield fabric to prevent future failures. 
Jan 2016

168000 mi

US $340
Front Ball Joints worn out - noticed when mechanic attempted 4-wheel alignment upon installation of four new tires. 
Ford Taurus in British Columbia, Canada
May 2011 - Apr 2013
Jan 2012

69200 mi

C $245
Front brakes replaced pads and rotors. 
Apr 2013

86800 mi

C $100
We bypassed the AC because the compressor seized and the serpentine belt broke. Car overheated. Repair would have cost over 1000.00 which we did not have. 
Ford Taurus in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2014
Sep 2011

65000 mi

US $275
Replace alternator A/C compressor clutch replaced. 
Mar 2012

69000 mi

US $100
Intermittant high idle, unintended acceleration. Replaced idle air control (IAC) assy. Motorcraft part was required - knockoff part didn't work new out of box. 
Aug 2012

73300 mi

US $300
Lowered ride height (a common posture for Tauruses) and bouncier ride. Replaced struts. 
Ford Taurus in Iowa, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

91000 mi

US $240
After car heated up, a/c would stop working. Replaced compressor coil. 
Ford Taurus in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

77000 mi

US $300
Loss of power. Battery replaced. Changed out alternator.  

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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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