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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1494 repairs.

Ford Taurus suspension repair cost distribution

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.
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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
15000 mi

US $100
Squeaks in front struts. Repaired under warranty/ recall notice with special lubricant, etc. 
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. 
2000 mi TSB for creak/groan of front suspension. 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

118000 mi

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

US $400
Broken coil spring. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

66000 mi

US $1100
Rack developed leak making steering difficult. Rack was replaced. 
141000 mi

US $275
Car required repairs to wheel bearings. 

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Ford Taurus Suspension Problems

998 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Taurus. 146 of these members (14.6%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 241 suspension repairs to Ford Tauri--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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