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1999 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (0%)

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1999 Ford Taurus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (32%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (16%)

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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1999 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

Ford in New Mexico, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

131000 mi
air conditioning was blowing through floor vents not the usual vents 
Ford in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

175000 mi
Dead spot on the starter. Also, the transmission has made me nervous for years. 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2011

128340 mi

C $800
alternator replaced 
Ford in Indiana, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

78000 mi

US $100
vacuum hose needed to be replaced 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Apr 2012
Oct 2010

86800 mi

C $100
Camshaft Synchronizer bearing noisy. Replaced synchronizer and sensor Left rear caliper seized. Replaced with rebuilt caliper. 
May 2011

103540 mi

C $800
Transmission slow shifting into 4th gear only. Installed shift correction kit, new transmission pump shaft and bearings.  
Mar 2012

113460 mi

C $500
exhaust muffler and flexpipe 
Ford in Utah, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
Nov 2010

15000 mi

US $450
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. 
Mar 2011

118000 mi

US $750
I had the rack and pinion replaced a month ago and power steering fluid has been leaking ever since. I also noticed that the grease cap was broken off. I assume both these problems happened with installation. 
Jun 2011

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. 
Sep 2011

120000 mi

US $650
Rack and pinion that was put in there last time was bad, had to be replaced again. 
May 2012

128000 mi

US $50
The tensioner pulley went out and had to be replaced. 
Sep 2013

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. 
Apr 2014

142000 mi

US $60
Car was running very rough, and not at all when the engine got wet. spark plugs and spark plug wires were replaced. plugs were very dirty. problem improved, but was not fixed. 
Ford in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2013
Dec 2012

289000 mi

US $635
Fuel Pump Module replaced 
Ford in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

83000 mi

US $154
Heater was blowing cool, not hot. Mechanic flushed heater core and replaced thermostat. He said heater core was really stopped up. Heat worked better, was hot that day, but returned to cool shortly after. 
Dec 2010

83000 mi
Heated up car with coolant pressure cap off to burp the system. Noticed foamy bubbles appear in coolant which dissapated after about 5 minutes. Heater seems to be warmer now. 
Mar 2011

85000 mi

US $200
Needed a new tie rod and sway bar. 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

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. 
Jul 2011

166160 mi

C $100
upper radiator hose cracked and have to be replaced. done by the owner in the driveway 
Ford in Nebraska, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

119000 mi

US $288
Stuck brake caliper on rear right wheel. Wore down brake rotor, required replacement of caliper, pad, & rotor. Also had to flush brake fluid.  
Nov 2009

132000 mi

US $360
Starter failed without warning, requiring towing to shop & replacement of starter 
Dec 2009

133000 mi

US $350
Alternator failed 
Jul 2010

140700 mi

US $700
Leaking gasket, oil pan 
Ford in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2010

117000 mi

US $250
I replaced exhaust from converter to and including muffler. 
Ford in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2010

91000 mi

US $400
brake cylinder replaced 
Ford in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2014
Jul 2009

120900 mi

C $170
Replaced right tierod end (steering was off and there was a pull to one side.) 
Jun 2010

127100 mi

C $70
AC was working intermittently. Could not replicate problem at shop. No codes when scan done. Topped up refrigerant and has worked OK. 
Aug 2011

131440 mi

C $500
24 feet of brake line & parking cables replaced. 
Sep 2011

132060 mi

C $700
The alternator burned out and took the battery with it. Car was in for 2 days. 
Ford in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2015
Sep 2008

120000 mi

US $2700
Torque Converter fragmented in transmission causing transmission pump performance failure and gear damage. No light indication. A whining pump noise at start up, which disappeared after warm up, was only indication. Dealer identified problem too late.  
Jul 2009

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 
Mar 2015

247000 mi
Engine gave out and would have need a build. 
Ford in Texas, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

141000 mi

US $275
Car required repairs to wheel bearings. 
Mar 2009

149000 mi

US $550
Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 
Nov 2009

158000 mi

US $270
Water pump failed, coolant drained out. Replaced pump and belts. 
Ford in Alabama, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2013
Sep 2008

66000 mi

US $1100
Replaced starter. Rack developed leak making steering difficult. Rack was replaced. 
May 2010

78100 mi

US $470
Fuel system contamination. Remove & drain gas tank, replace fuel filter, put gas and drying agent in gas tank. 
Oct 2011

89000 mi

US $670
Coil failed, and fuel pump was intermittent. Both were replaced. 
Nov 2011

89000 mi

US $200
Serpentine belt started going bad. It was replaced. Also decided to replace all hoses as preventive maintenance. It was time 
Mar 2013

97000 mi

US $430
Idler pulley was going bad - causing serpentine belt to shift - causing lip of water pump pulley assembly to shear off - with risk that serpentine belt would come off the entire assembly. Idler pulley, water pump & serpentine belt replace. 

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