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1998 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (38%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (0%)

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1998 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (46%)

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Chart based on 13 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1998 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford in Georgia, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

142000 mi

US $75
Fuel Filter was apparently partially clogged and caused engine to be hard to start. 
Ford in Georgia, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

151000 mi
Replaced spark plugs and wires, because a misfire began to happen. 
Ford in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

79000 mi

US $500
Leaking power steering rack was replaced 
Ford in Iowa, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

195000 mi

US $700
Need to change hub assembly and ball joints. 
Ford in New York, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

114000 mi

US $950
problem was a grinding sound from the front end mechanic said bearing inside of transmission. replaced transmisson with salvage yard one. sound still there after replacing transmission. transmission is slipping and is worst than original 

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1998 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Kansas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2012
Sep 2011

120000 mi
Replaced Passengers side front wheel bearing and hub assembly, Bearing had failed. 
Oct 2011

120300 mi

US $40
High idle when in park and engine was warm. Replaced Idle air control valve. 
Ford in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

162000 mi

US $120
Coolant reservoir leaking and needed to be replaced Alternator failed and needed to be replaced 
Jun 2011

162000 mi
Car needs a new steering rack, decided to trade in on a newer model 
Ford in Missouri, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013
May 2011

224000 mi

US $120
Alternator. 
Apr 2012

240500 mi

US $55
replaced wheel bearing 

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1998 Ford Taurus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Ford in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

2005000 mi

US $500
brakes needed change 

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1998 Ford Taurus Repair Histories

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