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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (5%)

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Ford Taurus suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 212 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

31000 mi Car had clunking noise if front, dealer found inner tie rod end bad; replaced and realigned car under warranty 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4000 mi front tire wear. and clunk from right front. dealer replaced sway bar end link and right front strut 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

53000 mi

US $74
Alignment 
51700 mi

US $255
During a routine tire rotation the dealer noticed that the driver's side rear shock was leaking. The dealership ordered a new shock The left rear shock was leaking. The dealership ordered and installed the new left rear shock 
13000 mi Front wheel bearing. 
7000 mi Tick noise when turning steering wheel side to side. Dealer performed a washer TSB that did not correct issue. Located noise in the bearings and replaced both front hubs. Noise is now gone. 
27000 mi Went in for a cupped rear driver tire. Had dealer look at rear shocks/struts. They were found to be leaking. Parts ordered and replaced. I had to pay for new tires. 
10729 mi Tie rod ends replaced. Noise in steering system still present. 
11970 mi Steering rack replaced. Front wheel hubs/bearings replaced. Teflon washers installed on half-shafts (per Ford TSB). 
17600 mi Steering rack programmed/calibrated (not done by previous dealership). Steering issues resolved. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

54500 mi

US $200
Passenger upper control arm ball joint failure. Replaced under extended warranty (owner paid deductible and cost of allignment)rnrnRecall work also done at time of service at no cost. 
52000 mi

US $100
I asked them to check out a clunking noise from the front end. Clunking noise was a worn tie-rod end. 
79000 mi

US $286
Front Strut mount bearings and strut replaced 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

61000 mi

US $200
Replace front strut mount bushing and alignment 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

18300 mi Leak in suspension rod 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

68000 mi Dealer has yet to diagnose a clunking occurring in the left front, though I was able to replicate it on my last visit. Only happens during right hand turns. Sounds like stabilizer link but they can't find it. 
88000 mi

US $750
Tire dealer replaced all 4 struts and shocks. Left front was leaking, car had 85,000 miles so I opted to do all 4. This was the source of the undiagnosed clunk from LF. 
131000 mi Steering was binding, would not spin freely. Dealer replaced complete rack & pinion assembly w/ inner tie rods ends under extended warranty. 
131000 mi

US $100
Replaced both rear lateral links, R & L sides. Caused vibration in body, sloppy handling. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

36000 mi Steering rack developed clunking noise, replaced under warranty 
43000 mi

US $340
Shock absorber leaking and soft. Replaced rear shocks. 
38000 mi Humming noise at highways speeds from front right. Vibrations was present as well. Dealer diagnosed it as a bad wheel bearing and replaced the hub assembly under warranty. 
10000 mi Squeak/grinding coming from front suspension over speed bumps. Dealer noticed wear in the swaybar bushings and ordered new bushings. Ford said it would take one month for dealer to receive bushings.  
10000 mi Installed new bushings. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

45880 mi

C $200
both rear tie-rods were loose 
47740 mi

C $2600
Rack and pinion needed to be changed... cost 2000 for the piece and 600 for workshop 
146000 mi Replaced a rear shock. 
86000 mi

US $100
Started to notice a noise, not bad, not easy to locate but suspected bearing and commented since I was there anyway. They replaced rtfnt side - then told me my tires were cupped. They rotated the tires and I still have the noise. need tires 
119000 mi

US $100
squeeking going over speed bumps 
57000 mi

US $200
Tie rod ends wore out. Car suspension would rattle over bumps. Replaced with new parts and problem was solved. 
65000 mi

US $150
Rear shocks were leaking and had to be replaced. 
90000 mi

US $250
Ball joint is bad 
61000 mi

US $100
noise/popping replaced steering rack and other parts 
48000 mi

US $100
Clunk/rattle in the drivers side front end. They replaced the strut, shock and bushing. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

42000 mi REPLACED WORN FRONT BEARING 
120000 mi

US $350
Aftermarket sway bar links badly deteriorated, leading to clunking noises. Proactively replaced sway bar bushings at the same time. Bad parts were NOT OEM, installed by other mechanic... 
17700 mi I have taken the car for service six times in one year to fix the same problem which is a thump noise in the right front side. They haven't been able to fix the problem. 
20000 mi The thump noise continued after the last visit, this time they replaced the right side upper strut bushing and it was fixed, this is the first time that I like my car ride since I bought it. 
3700 mi Rear Sway bar bushing (inside ones )came loose and caused a thump/rattle in the rear. Dealer had to install completely new bar to repair and thought a redesign of this part was needed in the future. 
45000 mi front end feels loose. Replaced both front inter tie rods that were loose/worn replaced RF lower control arm 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

76000 mi

US $200
Right front wheel bearing bad. Replaced hub assembly. 
104000 mi

US $233
Both rear camber/Toe lateral links were worn and allowed rear wheel movement. 
149300 mi

US $130
Rear shock began leaking. Replaced both rear shocks with OEM. 
23560 mi Rumble noise in front left wheel when steering to left, brought car to dealer and told them that wheel bearing was at fault they said tires were fault, mechanic brought car in garage and checked noise replaced front driver wheel bearing. 
54560 mi

C $1400
Knocking in rear end. Upper Bushings in rear knuckles were worn, can't replace have to replace whole knuckle. Somebody dropped the ball on that one, taurus owners, check your upper rear bushings in knuckle before your warranty is up. 
55800 mi

C $900
Leaky rack and pinion on top of rack where steering shaft bolts on. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

62000 mi

US $100
Wheel Bearing had worn out...the second one in a month. But this was a different wheel 
51000 mi

US $20
Driver side stabilizer link began to make a chuckling noise and was replaced. 

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

130300 mi

US $345
Right front wheel bearing failed. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

37200 mi A noise appears while start steering. This noise appeared after 50,000KM but they reported that it's normal in all this car model (personally unacceptable). 
37200 mi Noise while start steering in both directions, they have changed a part which was not effective. 
70300 mi

¤2000
Front springs upper brackets and roll assy, ordered but not yet installed 
42700 mi

US $48
Front end squeaked when going over a sharp bump or on sharp turns. TSB 09-19-4 done, which lubricates front strut rods and boots. Problem fixed. 
18000 mi The front struts were squeaking. Dealer tried to say they couldn't replicate but I showed them the TSB and they went ahead and lube the struts per the TSB. 
50000 mi

US $400
Squeak/groan on right side in low & medium speed. Rear subframe lubricated. 
49000 mi Power steering pump and shaft replaced 
59500 mi

US $400
Rear brake rotor and bearings seized. 
71000 mi

US $800
install new rack and pinion 
36300 mi

US $810
Power steering failed. Had to replace the power steering rack assy. 
140700 mi

US $1100
Worn tie rod Replace sway bar (front) 
23500 mi

US $100
No steering power assist when turning right. Replaced steering gear (right rack) per TSB 090507A. Vehicle driven to dealer. Took 3 days to get parts and repair vehicle. 
75020 mi Noticed a banging noise coming from left front. Problem was blown seal on strut. 
15000 mi

US $100
Squeaks in front struts. Repaired under warranty/ recall notice with special lubricant, etc. 
30000 mi

US $20
Rubbing noise coming from rt. strut. Strut and hardware replace under 3/36 warranty. 
35000 mi

US $89
squeaky suspension-dealer lubed jounce bumpers, that took care of the problem. Apparently there were some dry sockets/ 
2800 mi TSB- Front struts lubed because of noises coming from the front end when hitting bumps. 
2000 mi Front struts would squeak when you went over a bump when turning or backing out of a driveway 
13000 mi Noticing clunking and squek sounds coming from right front suspension area when going over bumps. Dealerships confirmed problem, and replaced both struts and strut plates on both sides in the front. Problem fixed. 
17000 mi Rattling from front suspension area when going over large bumps in road. Dealer replaced struts and strut plates again and lubbed area where needed. 
127500 mi

US $300
during routine check shop noticed loose tie rod. Told it would get worse and chew up the tire if not fixed, so we elected to repair it. 
5000 mi Suspension noise during turns. Car has a TSB describing the problem. Lubricated suspension per TSB. Time will tell if problem reoccurs. 
85700 mi

US $1000
Power steering failed without warning in parking lot. Steering rack needed to be replaced. 
136000 mi

US $6
Return of the front suspension "squeak". One can of silicone lubricant and I was on my way. I guess every 100K miles is not too bad. 
170000 mi

US $1211
Front struts replaced 
2000 mi TSB for creak/groan of front suspension. 
18000 mi clunk in right front. Dealer replaced strut and strut mount. Did not fix problem. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

78000 mi right front hub (bearing gone) 
92000 mi

US $120
play in steering inner tie rod failing r and r inner and outer tie rods alighment 
128000 mi

US $135
rt front wheel bearing (hub)replaced 
130000 mi

US $30
front end noise R/R front left and right stabilizer links 
67580 mi

C $1500
Struts, front 
105500 mi Replacement of worn control arm. 
14000 mi

US $1
something wrong with steering wheel i need to hold steering wheel tight around turns or it will go off road. my arms are sore after my arrival. 
15000 mi

US $1
Replaced the steering part ordered during the previous visit. 
19000 mi steering problem parts replaceed 
23000 mi

US $42
another alignment 5th one transmission banging noise at low speed hit brake car pulls to right lane 
48000 mi

US $2000
struts all 4 
24300 mi

US $55
Immediate failure (seized)of power steering pump. Failure of pump contaminated steering gear. Both power steering pump, steering gear rack and v-belt were replaced. 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $31
power steering leak from high pressure line. needed new o ring 
53000 mi

US $200
Ball joints 
125000 mi Ball joints 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

11160 mi

C $60
leaking power steering 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

126000 mi

US $120
Rear struts were shot (original), replaced. 
168000 mi

US $340
Front Ball Joints worn out - noticed when mechanic attempted 4-wheel alignment upon installation of four new tires. 
160000 mi

US $2300
Replaced Upper And Lower Tire Rod Ends, all Struts, Front Brakes & rotors, Four Wheel Alignment, And Tires. 
204000 mi

US $120
Lower balljoints worn. Replaced both. 
202300 mi

US $338
A major hose (tubing) sprang a leak - the entire part was replaced. The fluid pump is OK. 
73300 mi

US $300
Lowered ride height (a common posture for Tauruses) and bouncier ride. Replaced struts. 
112000 mi Ball joints had play, causing vibrations in steering when driving, uneven wear on tires. 
133000 mi

US $700
Power steering fluid leaking. No problems with driving at time of repair. 
99500 mi

US $400
Cracked power steering pump leaking fluid. Replaced pump 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

54000 mi

US $54000
steering pump replaced and drums 

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2004 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

84000 mi Ball joints were split 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

63000 mi

US $150
Replaced rear coil springs worn out and sagging. Replaced with cargo coil springs. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $250
power steering pump was replaced. old one leaked from several places 
84000 mi Power steering pump. It worked but was leaking from seals. We tried quick fixes but they didn't solve the problem. 
74250 mi

US $509
Replaced both lower ball joints. 
114000 mi

US $100
Mechanics recommended replacing strut bearings, struts, and tie-rod boot. Repairs were declined. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

64354 mi

US $99
replaced front stabilizer bar end links 
180500 mi

US $1400
Replaced all 4 struts 
126000 mi

US $50
Sway bar endlinks rusted out, broke. 
157000 mi

US $364
Left lower ball joint replacement 
167000 mi

US $417
Noticed a noise coming from the front end. Passenger side balljoint replaced. 
180000 mi

US $350
Passenger front wheel bearing was replaced due to noise. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

94800 mi

US $340
rear sway bar broke, replaced it. Did a brake power flush. Was told I might need to replace rear struts. 
183000 mi

US $250
Replaced Rear sagging rear springs and struts 
148800 mi

C $900
Noise when turning. Shop determined it needed to replace the power steering pump. Shop suggested steering rack needs replacing. Car has been fine w/out this repair so far. 
149400 mi

C $480
Replaced lower front ball joint. Trip included power steering flush and re-alignment. 
150040 mi

C $1200
Replacement of steering rack 
155000 mi

C $400
replaced front passenger side bearing 
176980 mi

C $900
Replaced rack and pinion assembly. Second time done on this vehicle. First time was a year ago. 
198840 mi

C $490
power steering fluid leak. Replaced hose, flushed system, filled system. Hose cost was $260. No aftermarket part available, had to order from Ford. Took several days to get the part. 
134540 mi

C $200
Changed both front bearings 
156700 mi

US $1000
Replaced worn tie rods after purchase of new tires. I was told about the problem a while ago, but I decided to wait until I really needed to have them replaced. 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $202
The sway bar was lose in the trunk area. 
148000 mi

US $1500
Rack and pinion seals blew out 
176000 mi

US $86
Right front wheel bearing, hub replaced part warranteed. 
177000 mi

US $260
Right side inner tierod. 
111000 mi

US $285
Broken front driver spring. Replaced spring/shock as assembly. Replaced worn dogbone swaybar link. 
130000 mi

US $460
Replaced worn inner tie rods 

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2002 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

215000 mi

US $80
Tie rod replaced 
160000 mi replaced 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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

58500 mi Replaced both rear suspension springs. One spring had broken. 
78000 mi

US $711
Right front coil spring broke and hooked inside of front tire, tearing the entire sidewall and ruining the tire. Replaced both front coil springs and tires. 
154000 mi

US $3000
power steering 
154000 mi Car junked. Bad ball joints! Began to all go bad. 
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. 
100300 mi Worn out.New bearings installed 101,000 miles the tie rod was worn and needed to be replaced. 
108700 mi

US $904
Front Strut Spring Broke driver side. Both Rear strut springs also broken. Replaced all 4 struts, and replaced front brakes while at it, brakes were worn out. 
79000 mi

US $500
Leaking power steering rack was replaced 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

133700 mi

US $160
The left front coil spring snapped and punctured the tire. Got a new strut assembly for $75 and had it installed for $45. New tire was $40. Total cost was $160. 
137000 mi

US $25
The right tie rod end went bad in like march, got a replacement for like $25 and put it in myself. 
181000 mi

US $600
Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
180000 mi Link pins replaced 
247000 mi

US $800
I'm having major issues with the front end suspension it keeps eating the tires every 2 weeks 
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. 
116000 mi

US $60
Car has 116,000 miles and requires replacement of rear struts and springs (rusted through). Estimated cost is $1,300.00. Will live with problem for now. 
119000 mi

US $778
Finally replaced rear springs and struts. One spring was broken in multiple places. This is a widespread problem with 2001 Taurus/Sable models. OEM springs are inferior, most likely sourced in China by Ford.  
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 
159000 mi

US $651
Replacements involving front suspension and front ball bearing joints 
48000 mi

US $900
Broken rear spring--I have been told this is a common problem with this model and should probably be recalled. 
63350 mi

US $632
Both sides--lower ball joints. Both rear springs replaced. Front end alignment. 
83000 mi

US $225
Replaced Right side front wheel bearing. Also replaced left side front wheel bearing. Replaced right and left sway bar link due to clunking front end noise when going over bumps. Also replace right side lower ball joint. 
85000 mi

US $160
Coil Spring broke and punctured tire. A common problem on 01-02'taurus's. Ford just leaves the car owner out to dry. 
135000 mi

US $43500
lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
102350 mi

C $208
replace right tie rod, alignment 
115928 mi

C $1656
replace front/rear struts, alignment 
118079 mi

C $351
replace left tie rod 
152520 mi

C $65
left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
163680 mi

C $300
replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
178560 mi

C $1109
replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
195920 mi

C $562
replaced rear struts 
205180 mi

C $304
replaced front struts 
222580 mi

C $216
replace ball joint (RH) 
224440 mi

C $216
replaced ball joint (LH) 
251000 mi

US $1400
Struts, rack and pinion, sway bars, and lower ball joints replaced. 
127720 mi

C $900
Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. 
124000 mi

US $500
Steering rack locked up. Car not driveable. Replaced Rack. 
77000 mi

US $1290
Lower ball joints 
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. 
89000 mi

US $370
Front anti-sway bar replaced 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

178000 mi

US $550
front struts replaced 
180000 mi

US $500
Replaced rear struts. Pinch bolts snapped, had to buy a used spindle from a junk yard. Replaced spindle on both sides. 
39500 mi

US $900
2 sway bars and a cracked suspension and an alignment. 
105000 mi

US $400
Front springs collapsed 
103300 mi

US $200
Bearing worn down needed replacement on left front passenger side. 
160000 mi

US $450
Need a new tie rod 
110700 mi

US $240
Front lower ball joints were worn out and had to be replaced. 
121700 mi

US $240
Right front tie rod replace-worn out. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

37000 mi

US $1200
Replaced sway bars - both sides. 
80600 mi Replaced ball joint to pass inspection. 
87420 mi

C $713
Changed steering (rack & pinion) due to leaks on both sides (tried Lucas did not help). Also changed outer tie-rod ends and accessory belt due to cracking. Performed alignment after repairs of steering components. Parts $313 & labor $400. 
100420 mi Steering was making noise that you could hear and feel through the steering wheel when one was turning it since I bought the car. Sprayed silicone lube inside the boot by the firewall (there was some plastic part). Noise disappeared. 
74000 mi

US $650
Right Rear coil spring broken. Had to have both replaced. I have been told this is a problem with this year of Taurus and that Ford will do nothing about it. 
76000 mi

US $240
Clunking from rearend. Told that the Struts need to be replaced. They would do all 4 plus springs. I had the rear springs replace last year "they all have bad springs" Can not afford the $1300 for the repair. Told it is not a danger. 
82000 mi

US $750
Replaced rear struts to eliminate clunking. 
131000 mi

US $280
Needed new tie rods 
118000 mi

US $375
Broken springs, and issues with struts. 
119000 mi

US $400
Broken coil spring. 
156000 mi

US $46
Selling car. Did not repair tie rods. 
117980 mi

C $600
Didn't notice any problems. Found during inspection to get reg'd in new province. 
181000 mi

US $350
Replaced both wheel bearings as well as left front steering knuckle and front anti sway bar bushings 
187000 mi

US $500
Replaced left front lower ball joint. Also tightened straps on gas tank. Replaced water pump belt 
93500 mi

US $778
sway bar links, right front ball joint, left outer tie rod end, 
106700 mi

US $650
coil spring and associated parts 

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2000 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

98000 mi

US $100
replace power steering pump 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

52000 mi Replaced front left bottom ball joint 
119000 mi

US $250
Replace lower ball joint on passenger side 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

145480 mi

C $1300
Several issues. Tie rod at front,  Spring in the back and bearing at front also. 
147560 mi

C $180
Change front right bearing 
151000 mi

US $600
Rear struts replaced 
154000 mi

US $200
Left front wheel bearing replaced.  
137000 mi

US $1066
Ball joints on both front wheels 
160000 mi

US $320
Chatter was from bad ball joint, replaced inner and outer tie rods as preventative maintenance. All parts were original before replacement. 
63000 mi

US $195
R/H FRONT STRUT LEAKING BADLY. ENOUGH TO TELL IT WAS EXTREMELY LOW ON FLUID (extreme rough ride) REPAIRED MY-SELF. USED A COMPLETE ASSEMBLY CALLED A "QUICK" STRUT ASSEMBLY. WHICH INCLUDED COIL SPRING ALREADY MOUNTED TO STRUT (easier repair) 
214000 mi

US $500
Front End steering bushings, lower & upper ball joint replacement and boots; front end alignment, Replace spark plugs 
223700 mi

US $450
Ball joint 
113500 mi

US $75
The rear control arms are worn and need to be replaced. I have been working with Ford ESP to replace, but this has been a difficult task. They are covered, but Ford says they are not. 
115000 mi

US $50
Control arms replaced under ESP. Not an easy task ended up taking 2 months to get Ford to pay under the ESP. Car works much better now. 
116000 mi

US $50
Also, failed sway bar links in front end. 
124000 mi

US $256
New ball joints. 
128000 mi

US $213
Installed new front struts. 
181000 mi Power Steering pump was seizing up. After replacement, the internal o-ring on the power steering pressure line was leaking fluid, thus requiring replacement of the pressure line for the power steering. 
188000 mi

US $600
Entire front end rebuild 
128000 mi Need ball joints tie rods struts wheel bearings all were rusted out and needed repair 
73000 mi

US $400
Front spring broke. Replaced both sides with quick struts from Rock Auto. 
155000 mi

US $326
Front sway bar end links and bushings replaced to stop noticeable "clunks" on rough roads. Alignment service included.  
166000 mi

US $1145
Replaced all four struts. 
148000 mi

US $200
Inner tie-rod end replaced due to excess movement. 
175000 mi Sway bar link rusted away. Replaced. 
232000 mi

US $719
Replaced ball joints and other front suspension parts, badly worn, to correct noise and steering problems. Note: original Duratec V6 and trans; this car is great. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

110360 mi

€1200
Replaced left lower balljoint 
136000 mi

US $20
Sway bar link broke. Bought new ones on ebay and replaced both in about an hour. 
161000 mi Power Steering stopped working in late September. Sold car without fixing it. 
164000 mi

US $300
Vibrating at 60+ mph 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

168000 mi

US $50
inner and outer tie rods replaced,  

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

131000 mi

US $800
Power steering problem, turning wheel, and whining pump noise. Rack and Pinion were replaced, as Sears said it was leaking and noise would go away in time when air in the lines came out. One week later power steering pump was replaced, which fixed problem 
120900 mi

C $170
Replaced right tierod end (steering was off and there was a pull to one side.) 
141000 mi

US $275
Car required repairs to wheel bearings. 
66000 mi

US $1100
Rack developed leak making steering difficult. Rack was replaced. 
148800 mi

C $500
Front lower ball joints replaced, front wheel bearings replaced and wheels aligned as car was wearing the tires on the inside. 
15000 mi

US $900
Power steering went out, replaced pump, did not fix problem, replaced rack and pinion, did not fix problem, now being told that possibly the new pump was bad. Will replace again and hope problem fixes. After changing rack and pinion, pump was still VERY loud. I purchased my third power steering pump, this time from Autozone, not Checker, installed it, it appears to have resolved problem. 
120000 mi

US $700
The power steering went out on my vehicle, four power steering pumps and two rack and pinions, and about $1500 later, it finally appears to be fixed. 
120000 mi

US $650
Rack and pinion that was put in there last time was bad, had to be replaced again. 
140000 mi

US $350
The Spring On My Suspension Broke, CuttingInto My Drivers Side Tire. Both Had To Be Replaced. Must Do Full Strut Assembly In This Vehicle. 
85000 mi

US $200
Needed a new tie rod and sway bar. 

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1998 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

195000 mi

US $700
Need to change hub assembly and ball joints. 

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1998 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

162000 mi Car needs a new steering rack, decided to trade in on a newer model 
120000 mi Replaced Passengers side front wheel bearing and hub assembly, Bearing had failed. 
241000 mi

US $55
replaced wheel bearing 

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1996 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

170000 mi front wheel bearings were giving out (still had originals) 
103000 mi

US $900
both front struts, the inner and outer tie rods, both front lower ball joints, both front sway bar links, both front wheel bearings 

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Ford Taurus Suspension Problems

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