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2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 136 repairs.

2002 Ford Taurus suspension repair cost distribution

Chart based on 50 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

Engine not specified

215000 mi

US $80
Tie rod replaced 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

127720 mi

C $900
Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. 
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 
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. 
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 
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) 
181000 mi

US $600
Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
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. 

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2002 Ford Taurus Suspension Problems

99 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Ford Taurus. 22 of these members (22.2%) have reported suspension repairs for their car. A total of 46 suspension repairs to 2002 Ford Tauri--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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