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Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

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

Other (4%)

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Ford Taurus suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 195 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

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

35000 mi Left front wheel bearing replaced. 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT AWD

2000 mi navigation did not work correctly. car "icon" was not on the "road" on the map. the rebooted the system and now it works. 
4000 mi front tire wear. and clunk from right front. dealer replaced sway bar end link and right front strut 
13000 mi The information for the navigation wouldn't "download" the screen said "loading navigation" for a 3 hour trip, even if I turned the car off The passenger side roof rail (black) is lifting off at rear off vehicle Ambient lighting keeps reverting back to factory default setting of blue. will stay on a chosen color for more than a couple of weeks. 
25700 mi there was a module update for the ambient lighting returning to default. Sync system update 
55000 mi PTU leaking 

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2014 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

31000 mi Car had clunking noise if front, dealer found inner tie rod end bad; replaced and realigned car under warranty Noise from cowl area at highway speeds, a fluttering noise. Tech verified repair and replaced entire cowl piece below windshield. Excessive dust build up from rear doors and entering in onto rear seats. There is a TSB for this issue, and why the repair trip took so long. 
38000 mi

US $50
HVAC (Sony Head unit) power button became unresponsive and did not work. Dealer replaced FCIM and works now Memory seat buttons stopped working. Dealer replaced DSM - drivers seat module and working now 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
17700 mi Driver door would not lock. Pin would go down but actuator was at fault. 
20700 mi Car battery went dead, dealer warrantied. 
21300 mi The fuel pump recall was performed along with the front axle TSB for clinking. Its been a few months since the repair, but something still seems loose in the front end. 
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. 
50000 mi

US $173
When the push button start was pressed the car would barely start. The dealership determined that I needed a new car battery. The dealership replaced the battery. The car now starts normally. 
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 
59000 mi The engine would barely turn over. The dealer checked the battery and determined the battery needed to replaced again. The last time the battery was replaced was June 2014. 
83500 mi Overtime I noticed the car was "sluggishly" starting. One morning I had to have my car jump started. After I got my car jump started I took the car to the dealership and they determined I needed a new battery. 
13000 mi Front wheel bearing. 
34000 mi Battery replaced under warranty Replace backup camera; moisture got inside and fogged view. 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT AWD

28340 mi Sync was acting up...updates of os fixed it 
58900 mi Power Transfer Unit failed. (Like a transfer case for all wheel drive) 
62620 mi Rack was going bad so I traded it ! Liking the Escape so far... 

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2013 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

288-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed 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. 
65000 mi

US $50
Center elevated brake light LED strip became dim, replaced under extended warranty for $50 deductible. 
66000 mi

US $50
*d Center brake light (LED strip) failed and required replacement under extended warranty ($50 deductible). 
66000 mi Driver's seat leather separated from seat frame. Drivers seat heater separated from seat frame. Dealer reattached it, but it came apart again a few hours later. 
52000 mi I asked them to check out a clunking noise from the front end. Clunking noise was a worn tie-rod end. When I picked the car up the engine light came on and I immediately returned to the dealership. The O2 sensor was diagnosed as bad and replaced.  
57300 mi

US $100
Backup camera was murky and streaking. Camera was replaced. 
61000 mi

US $100
Radiator cooling fans made creaky noises. 
64000 mi

US $35
Right side rear view mirror retaining clips broke and mirror became loose 
79000 mi

US $286
Front Strut mount bearings and strut replaced 
79000 mi Rear License plate light holder corroded. 
82500 mi

US $88
Windshield wiper reservoir pump motor failed 
86500 mi

US $100
Driver side door keypad inop 
78000 mi

US $2500
Electric Steering failure resulted in complete replacement of the TRW electrical steering system. Fortunately problem was caught quickly rather than on the freeway. 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

62000 mi

US $200
Replace front strut mount bushing and alignment 
63000 mi

US $500
*d front strut mounts 

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2012 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed 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. 
90000 mi

US $160
Climate control fan failed to run at all on a 90+ late Friday afternoon in July. Diagnosed as a bad blower motor resistor. $135 from Ford, delivered Monday. Also replaced cabin air filter for $25 while I was at it. 
122000 mi

US $120
The car is a 2011 and the battery was original. Noticed that it was starting harder. Also had a dead battery after sitting for a few days, dirty terminals and a cracked case may have been the culprit. Decided to replace it before winter. 
131000 mi Steering was binding, would not spin freely. Dealer replaced complete rack & pinion assembly w/ inner tie rods ends under extended warranty. 
133300 mi

US $150
Replaced the right rear caliper due to internal failure. Replaced both rear lateral links, R & L sides. Caused vibration in body, sloppy handling. Replaced rear pinion seal, where driveshaft enters rear differential. 

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2011 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

4000 mi Windshield cleaner fluid stopped spraying. The line from the pump to the nozzles separated at a juntion connector. I found the problem and pressed the sections back together. 
15000 mi SYNC functions quit working, no phone, no USB memory stick music files would play, no SYNC services, no 911 Assist. 
16000 mi SYNC for the second time stopped accepting voice control for music playing. Disconnecting battery cable for a few minutes got things working again. 
33000 mi Chrome (over plastic) trim around all tail lights had peeled. All four tail light pieces replaced. Blind spot / cross traffic giving false alarms. 
36000 mi Steering rack developed clunking noise, replaced under warranty 
54000 mi

US $25
One of the trunk support cylinders leaked and failed. Purchased an exact replacement on Amazon and did the install myself. Very easy to remove and replace. 
15000 mi Rattle that was traced to antenna mount 
43000 mi

US $340
Shock absorber leaking and soft. Replaced rear shocks. 
10000 mi Loud grinding noise on hard stops - TSB was previously issued and appears to have fixed the problem. Trunk lid made contact with bumper when closing which removed paint. Lid was adjusted and the bumper was repainted.  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. 
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. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

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

86000 mi

US $100
passenger side blend door remove and replace - covered under extended warranty - $100 deductible combined with right side front wheel bearing I had replaced at the same time. 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 
146000 mi Replaced a rear shock. 
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. 
80300 mi

US $25
HVAC blend door actuator broke. 
90000 mi

US $250
Ball joint is bad 
90500 mi

US $250
Damaged front calipers replaced 
9000 mi Tail light chrome peeling. 
23000 mi Shift problem. Unable to replicate. Left rear door seal fail. Causing a lot dirt to enter cabin. After thousands of miles with a burning oil smell, out was determined that the front seal was bad. Oil leak in ptu in awd system. Small leak not repaired. 
48000 mi

US $100
Clunk/rattle in the drivers side front end. They replaced the strut, shock and bushing. 
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 
7000 mi

US $20
Chrome peeling from trim around taillights. Parts ordered. 
10000 mi Cruise control shutting down, transmission appears to hunt for correct gear. Latest event, turned on transmission/AWD error wrench. Went into limp home, which cleared after getting to side of road and restarting. Rest of trip uneventful 
13000 mi

US $60
Recurring problem. Same as above.  
19000 mi Growling noise from brakes under hard braking. Dealer replaced front brake pads, rotors, brackets, and supports. 
28000 mi TSB on tranmission, TSB on both front and rear brakes 
29000 mi Shift handle rotates slightly left and right. Loose. Must replace entire shift handle as there is no way to tighten. Built as all 1 piece. 
32000 mi Shift lever loose. Shifter replaced. 
51000 mi

US $124
Replacede faulty battery 
51500 mi Both turbo's leaking oil at seam. 
52000 mi Leaking oil near rear turbo.  
56000 mi Oil leak required second repair attempt. 
56500 mi Rear turbo oil leak. Dealer finally jumped through enough hoops that Ford let them change the turbo. That was really the overall issue. 
61000 mi

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

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 CVT AWD

22320 mi

C $50
Vehicle shut off 2 different times, engine light come on and engine oil light came on,car had to be restarted with button, brought to local dealer and could not find and faults, hard to find a mechanic to diagnose a problem with no codes. 
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. 
24180 mi drivers door lock switch won't lock or unlock door, after car locks doors at 20km per hour, will with passenger door switch and key fob, open door with handle and everything ok, replaced door switch..Same thing happening. 
29100 mi Rear passenger wheel getting hot, brought to garage and found out tsb, replaced caliper brackets and pads. So far so good. 
33760 mi Check engine light on sometimes, car has major ignition knock, dealer diagnosed vacumn leak in booster pump, parts on order car is still driveable for now. 
36580 mi car shuts off seems like after deceleration sometimes, check engine light still on, dealer says car is running lean sometimes and says not o2 sensors, currently has flight recorder installed, we shall see what happens 
37180 mi Check engine light coming on every 3 weeks, finally replaced 2 oxygen sensors and so far so good. Car keeps shutting off at stop light, stop sign, dealer doesn't know why. Car starts right up again no problem. 
39060 mi Had leak in ptu, dealer replaced seals and so far so good, .....also, car has some kind of transmission trouble, banging into gear, slipping and sometimes surging, dealer said come back when it gets worst. Not repaired. 
50840 mi

C $160
Front left flex hose had a bubble in line where it goes into caliper ready to bust any second. 
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. 
56420 mi

C $800
*d Leaky rack and pinion had to be replaced and wheel alignment 
70500 mi Right front accent light fell off. Was not broken so I re-installed. 
76000 mi

US $200
Right front wheel bearing bad. Replaced hub assembly. 
90000 mi

US $12
Passenger and rear was putting out cold air only. Replaced YH-1779 blend door actuator motor. 
96000 mi

US $250
O2 sensor #1 bank 1 threw engine code. This is the sensor between the intake and firewall. I replaced all four o2 sensors. The most difficult was the lower sensor accessed through the RH wheel-well. Had to cut the wires/use a deep socket. 
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. 
78700 mi

US $800
Both rear tie-rods and left front tie-rod needed replacing. Wouldn't pass inspection. 
81000 mi

US $202
Passenger side had no heat, they replaced part that varies the temp on that side On occasion the transmission would slip from a dead stop. They reprogrammed the transmission, seems fine now. 

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2010 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

7440 mi

C $350
noisey recall for rear plate 
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. When put in reverse backup alarm sounded intermitently even though there was nothing in the rear. Took the car twice because they could not replicate the noise. Backup sensor replaced without painting it, they said warranty did not cover it. 
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. 
15000 mi Chrome pealing from all four rear tail lamp lens that I found to be a known issue. Left car and parts were ordered and replaced under warranty. Dealership had car for one week. Also paid for wheel alignment and front end alignment too.  
28000 mi Right Front Door Outside Window Frame (black plastic) loose. Replaced molding AG1Z-5420554-AC under warranty SIRUS Radio disconnected, plus issues with paired phone. Main issue was with the expanded services of the optional "travel Link" that includes Weather 5 days, Weather Radar Map, Fuel Prices that would not re-activate on the GPS screen. Vehicle exterior lights were flickering, then inside lights when unlocked door opened. Power front seat had moved all the way forward, dash lights flickering too. When push button start (key-less) pushed engine would not start. 
41700 mi Replaced both rear license plate lamps that were shorted 
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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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 9.9L V6 CVT FWD

51000 mi

US $20
Driver side stabilizer link began to make a chuckling noise and was replaced. 
60000 mi

US $30
The motor assembly for the fresh air/recirculate door required replacement. 
62000 mi

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

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2009 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 9.9L V6 CVT AWD

130300 mi

US $345
Right front wheel bearing failed. 
139000 mi

US $50
Bolts attaching first segment of exhaust system to engine header broke off due to corrosion. 
156700 mi

US $68
Serpentine belt worn and cracked. Had roughly 80K miles on it. Replied before it failed. 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 9.9L V6 CVT FWD

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/ 
37300 mi

US $100
A/c fan making a Loud noise, replaced fan assembly. 
56000 mi

US $700
Leather drivers seat(bottom) was tearing and was left with dealer to repair while I was on a one week vacation 
59000 mi

US $500
Module which controls both the drivers and passenger seats failed and had to be replaced. 
75020 mi Noticed a banging noise coming from left front. Problem was blown seal on strut. Next day: Heated seat on passenger side not working. Element was open.  
43000 mi

US $100
Original throttle body replaced. 
59500 mi

US $400
Rear brake rotor and bearings seized. 
89300 mi

US $800
Alternator failure 
109000 mi

US $10
Battery terminal harness corroded and replaced. Wear item (battery) also replaced concurrently. 
5000 mi Suspension noise during turns. Car has a TSB describing the problem. Lubricated suspension per TSB. Time will tell if problem reoccurs. *Steering wheel about 15 degrees off center when wheels straight. Re-aligned vehicle to bring the steering wheel closer to center when driving straight. Car will sometimes idle very rough. No codes, but sometimes enough to believe a miss occurred. So far only occurs in park. More prevelent when not cold nor hot. Shop could not reproduce, found no ECU updates. Shop wants to wait and see. 
19000 mi Rough idle in park only. (TSB in system this time. When they did not have TSB -- said could not duplicate). Reflash improved problem but still noticable. 
28000 mi Water pools in door during rain. Water falls on door opener when opened after rain. 
85700 mi

US $1000
Power steering failed without warning in parking lot. Steering rack needed to be replaced. 
12000 mi Replaced defective heating element in driver's seat *duplicate Replaced driver seat heating element 
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. 
30000 mi Driver heated seat not working. Part ordered. Previously ordered seat heating elements were installed 
34500 mi

US $100
Replaced both trunk pistons (leaking fluid) 
2000 mi TSB for creak/groan of front suspension. 
2000 mi Front struts would squeak when you went over a bump when turning or backing out of a driveway 
11000 mi In dash digital display where the odometer and other read outs are went out and could hardly read what was displayed. Took into dealership, replaced with new display, good as new 
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. 
15000 mi

US $100
Squeaks in front struts. Repaired under warranty/ recall notice with special lubricant, etc. 
58000 mi

US $325
Electric seat heater for passenger front seat failed; was replaced 
68000 mi

US $1000
Driver's seat heater quit working. Had to replace unit. Speedometer needle dropped down so speedo was reading 25 mph slow. 
18000 mi Drivers door window was inop, Sun/Moon roof was inop, Mirror would not auto dim at night. Dealer replaced motor for drivers door window, and installed new mirror and new motor for sun/moon roof and then found that it was only a fuse for the mirror and sun/moon roof. 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. 
70700 mi

US $18
Actuator (located behind the glove box) that controls Re-circulating inside air or allowing outside air to come in had broken teeth. Not allowing it to work correctly. 
37300 mi Heated seats for both driver and passenger. Both units fully replaced. 
71000 mi

US $800
install new rack and pinion 
109000 mi

US $150
Vent motor in dash 
50000 mi

US $400
Squeak/groan on right side in low & medium speed. Rear subframe lubricated. 
64000 mi Rear speaker channels drop out during stereo use. Power off/on restores channels. Happens in different audio modes. Need to replace head unit but I'm not in a hurry. 
66000 mi

US $105
Replaced amplifier for rear subwoofers with factory replacement. Located under trunk carpet. Unclip wiring harness, unscrew retaining bolts, remove, reverse to complete. Easy peasy. 
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. 
47000 mi

US $744
CV joint on driver side worn out! 
110000 mi

US $6
*duplicate Center mount stop light burned out, along with both license plate bulbs. 
114000 mi

US $6
High mount center brake light along with both license plate bulbs-- replaced bulbs. 
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. 
143000 mi

US $309
Car was hard shifting under a moderate load at speeds between 40-60 mph. Was not consistent but was happening at least once a day. Was able to replicate for the dealer. Did transmission flush and computer update. 
151000 mi

US $716
Shifting problems continue. Dealer believes that the transmission is beginning to fail. Has contacted Ford to discuss high mileage transmission issues.  Prior "transmission repair" did not correct shifting issue. Took mechanic on test drive to replicate the problem. Turns out problem was misfire due to two failing coil packs on cylinders one and three. Also replaced all six plugs.  
169000 mi

US $1211
Front struts replaced Three coil packs replaced 
37200 mi Transmission shifting delay in 2nd and 4th gear, two sensors replaced. Again, flapping noise in the dashboard on otherside of the previous one. 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 A/C compressor parts ordered but not installed (althought it was changed on 40,000 KM). Flapping motor in dashboard replaced twice earlier, but it seems that it's a defective thing & I have to pay around 250 US$ everytime problem appears because it's noisy. Changed belts as well. Changed transmission mounting. 
75020 mi

¤300
Slight oil leak (Transmission/Axcel). Oil seals changed. 
80600 mi

¤400
Including the routine service, front brake pad calipers changed 
36300 mi

US $810
Power steering failed. Had to replace the power steering rack assy. 
40000 mi

US $121
Ignition key came apart. 
27000 mi Right rear window very slow to go up, went down ok. Replaced motor and regulator. Banging noise behind glove box when hvac on. Replaced servo motor for heater door. 
39000 mi

US $50
Heater/ac would only blow from dash vents. Would not blow from defroster vents or floor vents. 
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. 
49000 mi Power steering pump and shaft replaced 
99000 mi The handle on the driver side lumbar adjustment broke. No charge for replacement or repair. The piece had failed earlier, but the cost of the earlier repair bill was only $16! 
140700 mi

US $1100
Worn tie rod Replace sway bar (front) 
167000 mi

US $500
Tie rod replaced. 
169000 mi

US $400
right Sway bar link replaced Right strut replacement 

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2008 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 9.9L V6 CVT AWD

4000 mi One touch up/down stopped functioning after car was taken in for the 1st warranty item, replacement of the battery by the dealer which was determined to be defective. It was determined that the driver's window motor was faulty and the dealer replaced it. When I was changing the oil and filter at home noticed the threaded shaft that the filter screws onto was itself loose and partially unscrewed from the block. I took it in to have it secured to factory specs. 
14000 mi Paint peeling off nose of car. Dealer removed nose and repainted it. Transmission clunks under acceleration and provides little power to move the car. Followed TSB 07-21-11 for codes and replaced turbine shaft speed sensor and engine speed sensor. 
14300 mi Cars rolls back on incline. Dealer performed TSB 08-01-08, PCM recalibration, at my insistence. Slight improvement. 
15000 mi Paint began peeling again where plastic nose meets the netal fenders. Dealer said there was a TSB for this paint rubbing problem. 
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. Front passenger seat heaters stopped working. Dealer diagnosis found both heaters in seat inoperable. Both elements replaced. 
25300 mi Battery failed and was replaced under waranty. This is battery #4. Excessive with only 25k on the car. 
30700 mi

US $1757
Oil leak reported to dealer. Dealer found trans fluid leaking. Dealer replaced RH axle seal and needed to remove PTU assembly and replace inner seals. Also replaced PTU to transmission seal. 
78000 mi right front hub (bearing gone) Blower motor rheostat failed only fan speed 3-4 working replaced by myself for $12.00 wasnt worth time to leave at shop took 5 min to change 
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 
135000 mi

US $30
Heater fan speed relay 
137000 mi

US $38
Replace serpentine belt 
141500 mi

US $41
Front end rattle 
105500 mi Replacement of worn control arm. 
115500 mi

US $269
Broken strut mount on front passenger side; strut was completely separated from the vehicle. 
116000 mi

US $275
Needed a full tune-up; was 'jerking' and hesitating especially on an incline. Spark plugs, spark plug boots, air filter, upper plenum gaskets (because intake removed to access plugs). 
14000 mi

US $1
driver side heat element built in seat needed to be replaced 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. 
16000 mi *i sorry did best i can if not correct perhaps i should stop reporting issues. I am disabled and not good with computer.Toll free Phone number would help greatly Respectfully 
19000 mi replace passenger heater seat element steering problem parts replaceed went to pick up at dealer started up car engine souding like diesel engine. left car at dealers went home 
20000 mi

US $40
problem with steering when apply brakes at times car pulls quickly to right, alignment keeps going out, front tires seem to need high speed balance, ignition key just touch it, and drivers seat goes back and forth air conditioning compressor too loud driver door weather stripping deteriorated ( holes and cuts) Order parts will call when in. Called 2-3 weeks latter return to dealership parts were replaced 
24000 mi bang in transmission tsb 
26000 mi Told loud AC compressor not a problem. 
28000 mi In dealership one week finally after 4 times there they made me leave car overnight and found yellow light on showing air bag driver side warning light. 
31000 mi purchase with ads from ford stating sync will allow you to keep hands and eyes on road. However after being B>S> by dealer and ford for 3 years. i still cannot end phone call without taking eyes and hand off wheel. i need to touch screen 
31000 mi started when car was delivered new 3 years and ford states nothing can be done. i cannot hire a lawyer. 
33000 mi left car 8;00am came back next day at 10;00am dealer and Ford said i need to take eyes and hands of steering wheel to end phone call. i am so P----. i purchased taurus for the sync safety driving. and they say that to me 
34000 mi

US $100
trunk lid pumps needed replacement, very dangerous condition, trunk w/o these pumps made lid come down with tremendous force , hitting head, if your fingers were in there they would be cut off 
35700 mi

US $160
due to shifting problem since purchased i decided to pay for new transmission fluid change. NOW it shifts much better no hanging up with revs when shifting. brought in for this problem on warranty. they found no problem. Ford is tough replaced new battery 
37000 mi DRIVER LEATHER SEAT RIPPED WHILE AT DEALER, REPLACED ENTIRE DRIVER LEATHER SEAT COVER 
48000 mi

US $2000
struts all 4 
42160 mi

C $240
blend door actuator changed 
67580 mi

C $1500
Struts, front 
70060 mi

C $140
dash, radio lights go on an off sporadically. Problem not yet resolved. Dealer ordering dimmer switch and will replace. Thinks that is the problem, but modules do not show an issue. Their test drive duplicated the problem. 
75000 mi

C $300
Some resistor thing behind the dimmer switch was malfunctioning causing panel lights to go off occasionally. this was replaced -- after waiting weeks for a piece. Problem solved. 

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2006 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi Ball joints Brake caliper 
152300 mi

US $75
A/C clutch replaced, a/c clutch only part 
170000 mi Engine quit pumping oil, no low oil pressure lights or message. Spun main bearings car is done... 
77000 mi

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

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

73160 mi

C $60
leaking power steering 
75840 mi

C $385
Gas tank & straps were changed along with the fuel filter 
79980 mi

C $210
Two oxygen sensors were replaced. 
81000 mi

C $146
Rear shocks were changed muffler changed 

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2005 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

153-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $275
Replace alternator A/C compressor clutch replaced. 
69000 mi

US $100
Intermittant high idle, unintended acceleration. Replaced idle air control (IAC) assy. Motorcraft part was required - knockoff part didn't work new out of box. 
73300 mi

US $300
Lowered ride height (a common posture for Tauruses) and bouncier ride. Replaced struts. 
83000 mi Intermittent problem, seemingly only in warm weather, when the car jerks and won't accelerate similar to having bad gas. Questionable problem with fuel pump or filter. Opted to drive until it HAS to be fixed. 
112000 mi Ball joints had play, causing vibrations in steering when driving, uneven wear on tires. 
117300 mi

US $350
Problems every summer for 3 yrs. When hot, engine started skipping. Replaced fuel filter, spark plugs, all separate trips. This time replaced ignition coil and Fuel regulator. No problems since. 
133000 mi

US $700
Power steering fluid leaking. No problems with driving at time of repair. Squealing noticed on start-up. Replaced Master cylinder, camshaft synchronizer and serpentine belt tensioner. 
131000 mi

US $100
Manifold repair. Vacuum leak, decided not to fix. Replace heater hose 
155300 mi

US $250
Catalyst Converters Replace Vacuum Leakage Continuing vacuum leak, replace intake Manifold 
160000 mi

US $2300
Replaced Upper And Lower Tire Rod Ends, all Struts, Front Brakes & rotors, Four Wheel Alignment, And Tires. Front Driver Wheel Bearing Problem Caused By Repair Shop. 
183500 mi

US $350
water pump replacement. Valve cover gaskets replacement 
188000 mi

US $45
Replaced cracked coolant reservoir. Repaired loosened heat shield over exhaust system. Rivets broken. Tapped new holes & reattached the shield. 
204000 mi

US $120
Lower balljoints worn. Replaced both. 
205000 mi

US $120
Replace transmission mount 
206000 mi

US $250
All components of rear brakes system totally gone. Had to replace entire rest breaking system. Eight inch hole in floor board under driver for. Inserted and sealed a 12X12 18 gauge steel sheet under carpet. 
211000 mi

US $195
Replaced starter Assembly. Oil filter wasn't securely tightened by Uncle Ed's Oil Change on June 2016 visit. Oil dropped onto starter and believed to be cause of failure. 
159000 mi

US $440
The front catalytic converter was replaced. 
177000 mi

US $697
The camshaft and crankshaft sensors were replaced and the engine was tuned. 
181000 mi

US $333
The coolant reservoir (plastic) was leaking. The ignition sensor showed "near failure" on the computer. 
183000 mi

US $401
I had to replace the starter. 
193300 mi

US $280
The trans was shifting roughly with intermittent hesitations. 
202300 mi

US $338
A major hose (tubing) sprang a leak - the entire part was replaced. The fluid pump is OK. 
205000 mi

US $143
Serpentine belt replaced 
95700 mi

US $471
Leak in brake line. Had brake lines replaced. 
96300 mi

US $130
replaced creaked ignition coil 
99500 mi

US $400
Cracked power steering pump leaking fluid. Replaced pump Cracked intake gasket. Replaced gasket 
126000 mi

US $120
Rear struts were shot (original), replaced. 
164700 mi

US $60
The compressor was not kicking on, even if switch was jumpered. Replaced the 4-Wire Binary Switch. It is positioned near the exhaust so bears a lot of heat. New Part covered in protective heat shield fabric to prevent future failures. 
168700 mi

US $340
Front Ball Joints worn out - noticed when mechanic attempted 4-wheel alignment upon installation of four new tires. 
175000 mi

US $80
Both the idler and tensioner pulleys were worn (bearings). Replaced both pulleys and the serpentine belt. 

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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 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. 
84000 mi Ball joints were split 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

201-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

111000 mi

US $130
Replaced battery 
114000 mi

US $100
Mechanics recommended replacing strut bearings, struts, and tie-rod boot. Repairs were declined. Starter motor would crank, but engine would not fire after several attempts. Engine ran rough. Engine stalled once. Problem seemed to fix itself. Diagnosed as failing fuel pump. Repair declined. 
84000 mi Power steering pump. It worked but was leaking from seals. We tried quick fixes but they didn't solve the problem. 
107500 mi

US $2300
transmission failed, rebuilt 
133000 mi

US $150
cruise control cable 
74000 mi

US $509
Replaced both lower ball joints. 

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2004 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

180500 mi

US $1400
replace camshaft position sensor Replaced all 4 struts 
126000 mi

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

US $364
Left lower ball joint replacement 
165000 mi

US $385
Camshaft syncronizer and sensor failure. Part began making 'chirping' noise; common sign of failure on Ford OHV 3.0. Replaced unit with one from Napa, installed by dealer. 
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

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. Leak in AC hose resulting in poor AC performance. Repair quote was over a thousand dollars, I decided to live with it. 
158000 mi

US $180
Broken throttle assembly, throttle stuck open. I was able to temporarily repair it on the roadside and (carefully) drive it to the dealership. 
162000 mi Misfire in one cylinder. Replaced spark plugs, wires, and coil pack. 
166300 mi

US $150
Replaced ignition coil. 
170000 mi Engine leaking oil from seals. 
145000 mi

US $55
Replaced ignition coil pack. 
150000 mi

US $44
Upper radiator hose was leaking at the plastic Y. I tried to patch it with plastic patch but it didn't hold. Replaced with Dayco brand hose. 
172000 mi

US $43
Transmission was slipping (almost like throwing the car into neutral) from 1 to 2nd gear. Replaced Vehicle Speed Sensor located on top of the transmission. 
175000 mi

US $45
Front sway bar end links that I had previously replaced failed after 50K miles and were causing excessive noise. 
85240 mi

C $28
temperature blend door not operating 
99200 mi

C $87
auto climate door heat/ac not working, now blower motor shorted out. Now have new one to install. Will be going to salvage yard for actuater moduals etc. 
70480 mi

C $115
steering rack failure. bought good used from salvage rnyard. did work myself & did not drop y-pipe to it! 
112000 mi

US $800
Coil pack went, hard misfire while idling and under hard acceleration. Coil pack replaced along with plugs and wires. 
115300 mi

US $800
Ball joints (front),  thermostat, coolant temp sensor, power steering flush 
82000 mi

US $300
oxygen sensor went out at 60.000 miles 
94800 mi

US $340
rear sway bar broke, replaced it. Did a brake power flush. Was told I might need to replace rear struts. 
129500 mi

US $500
Throttle, timing related 
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 
173600 mi

C $300
replaced collapsed air pollution hose and idle regulator 
176980 mi

C $900
Replaced rack and pinion assembly. Second time done on this vehicle. First time was a year ago. 
177940 mi Mechanic ran a diagnostic as car was not firing on all cylinders. He recommends replacement of plugs and wires. 
180160 mi

C $350
Loss of power was noticed. Car was misfiring, engine shake, vibration in front. Mechanic diagnosed that it needed new plugs and wires. First time I have replaced these since owning the car. 
186620 mi

C $350
Interior trim on passenger door re-glued to door. 
193440 mi

C $300
Car won't increase speed during extreme wet weather, especially in the cold. Checked tranny, its fine. Checked vaccum hoses gaskets and valves, IAC motor. Problem still exists to a lesser degree. More repairs pending. 
193440 mi

C $568
car broke down on highway had to be towed. Replaced water pump and belt. 
193440 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. 
193440 mi Car lost all power while driving. Got towed to garage. Diagnostic: need new PCM and connectors. Also found crack in coil pack which probably is causing the acceleration/stalling issues. Problem finding parts.Total estimate over $1000 

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2003 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi Divers side output shaft/CV axle seal. 
176000 mi

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

US $260
Right side inner tierod. 
178000 mi

US $200
*d Replaced inner tie rod and alignment. 
85000 mi Car had faulty alternator. Replaced by dealer. 
99000 mi

US $275
Starter failed. Replaced starter 
119000 mi

US $185
Check engine light. Misfire code. Replaced sparkplugs & tuned up. 
123000 mi

US $750
Struts replaced 
137300 mi

US $350
Starter went bad. Replaced starter. 
111000 mi

US $285
Broken front driver spring. Replaced spring/shock as assembly. Replaced worn dogbone swaybar link. 
111000 mi CEL with lean codes p0171 and p0174. Estimate was for intake manifold gaskets. Heat shield rattled at certain engine RPMs. Shop attached heat shield with new screw. 
111000 mi

US $20
CEL with lean codes p0171 and p0174. Hole in PCV boot connecting to intake manifold. New boot installed, cleared codes by disconnecting battery. No new CEL. 
111000 mi Hood didn't latch. Disassembled, cleaned latch mechanism, adjusted mechanism higher when installed to fix problem. 
73700 mi

US $600
I took it in to have it looked over, a safety inspection. The battery was replaced, an exhaust clamp, windshield washer nozzle fixed, brakes cleaned. Going to have the rust removed from both wheel wells, rear driver and passenger sides. The starter had to be replaced. 
75000 mi

US $202
The sway bar was lose in the trunk area. 
126000 mi

US $100
Water leaking into trunk during rain. Replaced trunk seal, seems to have stopped. 
130000 mi

US $501
Alternator had to be replaced. 
130000 mi

US $460
Replaced worn inner tie rods 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $342
Rear vacuum manifold replaced and PCV 
149000 mi

US $183
Part replaced coolant distribution and thermostat unit. Simply by age. 
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

100300 mi Worn out.New bearings installed 101,000 miles the tie rod was worn and needed to be replaced. 
103000 mi

US $30
Just a AC recharge. 
139000 mi

US $1900
dead transmission 
151700 mi

US $400
Blown radiator 
154000 mi

US $3000
starter. altermator, battery, power steering 
154000 mi Car junked. Bad ball joints! Began to all go bad. 
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. 
92000 mi

US $500
Car had low coolant light come on...added coolant. A day later the light came back, car was low on coolant. Took car to dealer for pressure test, Lower rad. hose assembly was bad. Decided to replace most of the hoses due to age/milage. 
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. 
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. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $1290
Replaced cv boot. Oil pan gasket replaced to stop leak. Lower ball joints 
80000 mi

US $500
Cam sensor & synronizer replaced. 
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 Leak on top of transmission. Would have drained transmission on a long trip. Discovered during routine fluid flush & replacement. 
91000 mi Oil leak. I thought it was the oil pan gasket. After investigating, the shop found that the drain plug was not installed tightly enough the last time the car had an oil change, and the resulting oil leak sprayed upward. 
93000 mi

US $1160
Water pump replaced due to leak Timing chain cover gasket replaced. 
93000 mi

US $194
dpfe sensor replaced 
99000 mi

US $1618
Clutch bad; replaced compressor Motor mounts 
106000 mi

US $487
EGR valve assembly, EGR sensor, & vacuum valve assembly were replaced 
112000 mi

US $21
Broken windshield washer hose. 
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. 
137000 mi Left front ABS sensor bad when sold. 
163680 mi

C $300
replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
175460 mi

C $600
replaced water pump (bearings failing), replaced accessory belt and pulleys at the same time 
178560 mi

C $1109
replaced left and right lower control arms and ball joints 
182900 mi Failure of ball joints. Shop blamed poor installation by third party. Repaired again under warranty 
187240 mi

C $300
replaced alternator - hadn't completely failed, but was close. 
195920 mi

C $562
replaced rear struts 
197160 mi

C $75
replaced leaking heater core 
200720 mi

C $75
Replaced belt tensioner and accessory belt replaced camshaft synchronizer assembly 
205180 mi

C $304
replaced front struts 
215140 mi Starter motor failed Battery cell died - could not reliably hold charge 
222580 mi

C $216
replace ball joint (RH) 
224440 mi

C $216
replaced ball joint (LH) 
232500 mi Starter motor failed 
247380 mi

C $25
Alternator failed, replaced Idle speed was high (failing to slow down to normal 750 RPMS when stopped). Diagnosed Idle Air Control valve as the likely problem. Cleaned IAC and throttle body, problem persisted. Replaced IAC to solve problem. 
267840 mi

C $65
water pump bearings failed 
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. 
121000 mi

US $189
was tsb was unable toepair because it was on a saturday si i bought parts and will fix later myself 
123000 mi

US $6230
Oil pan gasket leak  transmission gasket leak  dash lights replaced. 
135000 mi

US $43500
lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
156500 mi

US $600
oil pan leaking 
181000 mi

US $600
Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
215000 mi

US $80
Tie rod replaced 
127720 mi

C $900
Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. 
159000 mi

US $376
Water Pump Replacement; Radiator Flush and Coolant Added 
159000 mi

US $651
Replacements involving front suspension and front ball bearing joints 
180000 mi Link pins replaced 
222000 mi

US $230
Starter died and needed a tow and replace starter. 
251000 mi

US $1400
Struts, rack and pinion, sway bars, and lower ball joints replaced. 
160000 mi replaced 
48000 mi

US $900
Broken rear spring--I have been told this is a common problem with this model and should probably be recalled. 
48300 mi

US $700
New compressor, refrigerant leaked 
50000 mi

US $220
replaced belt tensioner 
50000 mi

US $200
*d Belt tensioner wore out 
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. 
84000 mi

US $300
Sticking rear drum brakes. Replaced wheel cylinders and rear drum hardware. 
84300 mi

US $160
Coil Spring broke and punctured tire. A common problem on 01-02 Tauruses. Ford just leaves the car owner out to dry. 
85700 mi

US $180
Replaced both tranny oil cooler lines. 
87000 mi

US $205
Replaced alternator 
88000 mi Rocker panels and frame were deteriorating from too many years in the northeast. 
247000 mi

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

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2001 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

178000 mi

US $550
front struts replaced 
178300 mi

US $249
starter replaced 
182700 mi

US $70
replaced ignition coil 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

138000 mi

US $154
notice antifreeze in reservoir was rusty, with diminishing heat. power flush engine cooling system,2x,3x,back flush the heater core. 
147000 mi

US $200
bypass valve leak 
151000 mi

US $1600
1&3 cylinder low compression, head gasket leak, new / rebuild head block 
166000 mi

US $725
waterpump two day ago,also change the timing chain overdo 
179000 mi ACCELATOR CABLE BROKE AT THE GAS PEDAL 
182300 mi

US $842
2nd {lower} catalytic need replacing. 
183000 mi

US $120
fuel injector on#1cylinder failed 
203000 mi

US $12
instrumental cluster light bulb replacement 
205700 mi radiator replacement 
208000 mi

US $40
erg valve,upper intake, valve cover gasket replacement 
210700 mi

US $300
fluid and filter exchange and replaced tie rod ends, ball joints 
211300 mi

US $200
fuel injector and fuel filter replaced and maf sensor replaaced 
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. 
105000 mi

US $400
Front springs collapsed 
129000 mi Rust was bad by rear right passenger door,extensive. Most Taurus's rust in the same spot must be a defect in the body or paint as too many have the same problem.Was going to have it repaired but body guy said it would cost too much. 
98000 mi

US $875
Previously replaced sun-load sensor and blend door myself. Quit cooling and found the compressor seals had failed, requiring unit replacement, along with new oriface and dryer, then vacuum and recharge. 
110700 mi

US $240
Front lower ball joints were worn out and had to be replaced. 
112000 mi

US $215
Brake master cylinder failed and had to be replaced. 
119000 mi

US $120
AC compressor replaced 18 months prior, and AC stopped cooling. Shop said coolant was gone/leaked out of system, but they could not detect a leak in the system. 
120000 mi

US $180
Intermittent total electrical power loss, not battery or charging system. 
120000 mi

US $300
Again, total electrical power loss. Shop could not identify problem. 
121700 mi

US $240
Right front tie rod replace-worn out. 
128700 mi

US $35
Fuel pump failed. Plastic hose coupler for engine coolant next to the battery was cracked and leaking. The part was damaged by a shop mechanic when working with the car battery. 
39500 mi

US $900
2 sway bars and a cracked suspension and an alignment. 
50000 mi

US $120
Car wouldn't start even with a jump. Nephew purchased and installed a starter from the junk yard. Have had no problems since. 
103300 mi

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

US $450
Need a new tie rod Coolent leak 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $190
Replaced cracked coolant reservoir and replaced cabin filter, oil filter, and oil change. 
138000 mi

US $230
Front passenger side seat belt mechanism failed and had to be replaced. 
128300 mi

US $80
AC doesn't hold charge, leaky compressor... 
155000 mi

US $244
Washer fluid system Cooling system 
127000 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. 
118000 mi

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

US $400
Broken coil spring. 
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
Switch for headlights did not work unless you wiggled it. Lights would go off by themselves. 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. 
91000 mi

US $1100
Coolant leak from head gasket. Replaced gasket, water pump. 
142000 mi

US $69
Lean long term fuel bank condition and cylinder misfires. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold, ingition coil, wires, sparkplugs, fuel injectors instrument cluster had short, kept blowing bulbs. Found used cluster online and replaced cluster 
147000 mi

US $250
Crankcase pulley oil seal was leaking. 
152000 mi

US $159
Removed ABS controller and sent to BBA for repair. Unit has not worked for three years. Replaced RR ABS wheel sensor 
180000 mi

US $60
Replaced left front CV joint which was leaking grease 
181000 mi

US $350
Replaced both wheel bearings as well as left front steering knuckle and front anti sway bar bushings 
184000 mi Vents blowing hot air with ax on max AC is working fine problem seems to be with blend door or auto climate control system 
187000 mi

US $500
Replaced left front lower ball joint. Also tightened straps on gas tank. Replaced water pump belt 
189000 mi

US $100
replace fuel filler tube 
190000 mi

US $31
AC blend door stopped working so only hot air from heater core blew out. Had to replace blend door actuator and then clear error coded on EATC to fix problem Low beams don't work. High beams work and flash to pass work. Replaced multifunction switch but it did not solve problem. Possible short or bad relay 
80600 mi Replaced ball joint to pass inspection. 
82460 mi

C $100
Got flickering Low Oil Pressure light at crawling speed and idle, after exiting highway. Replaced Oil Pressure Sensor, but problem persists. Light goes out with rise in RPM. Will try thicker oil and check pressure in crankcase. 
82460 mi

C $60
Clogged heater core, no heat in the car. Performed 'Clinton Flush' as described at Taurus Club dot come. Sucked the rust from the bottom of expansion tank with wet vac., refilled with new coolant. Heat works! 
83060 mi

C $100
A month after 'Clinton Flush' heat stopped working. Replaced heater core and thermostat. Works great. Don't be fooled by shop 5hr labor, search uTube and Taurus Club for the DIY, it's easy, just don't break plastic tabs on blende 
83700 mi Front passenger seat belt got twisted and stuck inside the retractor. Went to the junk yard, got another belt for free (got lucky) and replaced the belt. 
87260 mi

C $600
Steering rack (rack & pinion) was leaking badly. Attempted to fix with 'Lucas oil Stop Leak' to no avail. Replaced steering rack with refurbished unit. Since car a V6, engine had to come out+ alignment+outer tie rod ends = expensive labor.  
91760 mi

C $8
Replaced broken blender door, caused by heater core replacement, done last December (broke brittle plastic). Got part from the junk yard, removed dashboard and replaced blender door with help of a friend. Total cost - a half a pizza. 
95480 mi Engine problem. Changed a spark plug and ignition coil (needed) and fuel injector (unneeded).  Took 3 mechanics to tell me that I've low compression in cyl. 2. Was told need to take off head to see what's needed. Est. $900-1,200. Not worth it, driving as is. 
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. 
105400 mi

C $50
Leaking oil was burning on the exhaust. Was informed by the mechanic that seal on the bottom of the engine come out. Mechanic was able to re-insert seal back with partial disassembly. Job took about 1hr. No more leaking oil. 
107260 mi

C $370
Radiator leak. Put a rad from NAPA ($210) + coolant ($40) + $120 for labor. 
93500 mi

US $778
Pan gasket needed replaced, sway bar links, right front ball joint, left outer tie rod end, coil packs and plug wires 
100000 mi

US $140
replaced oxygen sensor 
100500 mi

US $326
replaced fuel pump and fuel filter 
106700 mi

US $650
O2 sensor coil spring and associated parts 
131000 mi

US $280
Needed new tie rods 
33000 mi

US $220
ECM sensor failed and replaced 
37000 mi

US $1200
Replaced sway bars - both sides. Timing belt gasket leaking. Replaced gasket, timing gear and water pump 
41000 mi

US $330
Brake cylinder replaced. Grind down rear drums. 
43000 mi

US $1250
new battery, AC compressor, drive belt idler pulley, drive belt 
50000 mi

US $1100
Rear struts 

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2001 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

107000 mi

US $1000
Had to replace Bosch control module for ABS Brake system. 
110000 mi

US $75
HEAT SHIELD BETWEEN CONVERTER AND UNDERBODY CAME LOOSE - WELDS FAILED. REPLACED WITH SHEET METAL SCREWS. 
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. 
118000 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.  
118000 mi The AC compressor and module malfunctioned. Over $1400.00 in quoted costs. Got rid of car.  

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2000 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

98000 mi

US $100
replace power steering pump 
148000 mi

US $1500
Rack and pinion seals blew out 

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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 Rust. Replaced rearward half of rocker panels, both sides, including reinforcing the radius rod (trailing arm) mounting points on the underside of the body. 
104500 mi Air Conditioner clutch failure. 
105000 mi

US $50
Rebuilt and upgraded transmission AC clutch bearing failed, forced to repair. Fuel gauge not functional due to Flex Fuel Module 
106000 mi

US $60
Master Cylinder failed-replaced. 
106000 mi

US $120
Replaced squeeking camshaft position sensor. Replaced rear valve cover gasket. 
107000 mi Rear brake splash shields rusted through. Repaired. 
110000 mi Water is leaking into spare tire well at rear drivers side. 
111000 mi Transmission lost forward gears. Also, water is leaking into spare tire well at rear drivers side. 
111000 mi

US $1537
Low Sun Gear separated from Low Intermediate drum(weld failed). Required disassembly of trans to repair. 
112000 mi Left rear power window inoperative. 
112700 mi

US $35
Passenger side headlamp sun faded. Replaced with aftermarket assembly. 
113000 mi

US $5
Coolant smell from vehicle. Replaced radiator cap. Later found heater core is bad. 
113000 mi

US $40
Heater core fogging windshield when cold. Heater core replaced. 
113000 mi Coolant smell/windshield fogging after heater core repair. Suspect heater hose. 
114300 mi

US $60
Coolant smell traced to timing cover gasket leak. Replaced timing chain and lower radiator hose also, as they were worn. 
117000 mi

US $35
Brake light switch failed. Known problem-replaced with Motorcraft upgrade kit. 
119000 mi

US $250
Replace lower ball joint on passenger side Replaced brake hose on front drivers side. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi

US $150
Low refrigerant levels, required a freon charge & service 
162000 mi

US $350
Replaced valve which was causing the engine to idle poorly. 
184000 mi

US $710
Air Condition not Blowing Cold, Low Pressure Accumulator / Filter had to be replaced. 
192000 mi

US $700
Poor idle until the car warmed up, then the throttle could stick at elevated RPM. Had to replace tubing and gaskets. 
195300 mi

US $170
Air conditioning is not working -two leaks found one of which is the compressor, Repair cost is $1400. Not sinking any more money into non-required system. 
197700 mi *dupe Air compressor and another component are leaking freon - cost to repair $1,500. Not worth it, living without AC. 
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 
239000 mi

US $950
Oil leak into ignition coil, causing it to burn up. Spark plug was replaced along with the remaining 5 spark plugs. Check engine light, the oxygen sensor failed. 
109000 mi

US $200
Had to have the front cylinder head replaced. First, it was thought it was the spark plug coil, but problem continued. Found to be a burnt head on the front part of the engine. I have a Ford warranty that paid $3,000 of it. 108,000 miles 
113000 mi

US $125
Driving and the low A/F light goes on. Week before A/F was completely full. I open the hood A/F overflow empty. Lid was tight. Car checked and cannot duplicate. Replaced A/F and has not leaked. Extra A/F carried trunk from now on. 
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
Failed Tensioner to Timing Chain leaving oil pressure very low.  Also, failed sway bar links in front end. Ticking sound kept happening after starting. After much searching and a lot of looking the repair person found the tensioner to the timing chain failing. Could have failed at any time. Many problems with this car. 
118000 mi

US $50
Clamp that hold the exhaust pipe broke. Interior kept smelling like exhaust and people complained they felt "sick" when driving in the vehicle. Repaired. Kept hearing a screaming sound when turning the car off. Also, there was a burning plastic smell from the vehicle. First it was the harmonic balancer, then the pulley. Found out it was the other timing chain tensioner. Engine scares me! 
119500 mi Engine light on. It is possibly a coil on plug, but not for sure. Changed around plugs and have it back to see if problem comes back. Car shakes and RPM's drop really low. Car is to jerk more when accelerating. 
121000 mi

US $450
Car shakes and stutters. Clunks when it is put in reverse. Dealer says nothing wrong car did not do this a few months ago. Very frustrating! 
155000 mi

US $326
Front sway bar end links and bushings replaced to stop noticeable "clunks" on rough roads. Alignment service included.  
158000 mi

US $85
Ac weak cooling, evacuated, recharged, leak detection fluid added. 
166000 mi

US $1145
Replaced all four struts. 
170000 mi

US $330
Starter replaced due to intermittent engagement 
176000 mi

US $585
In for AC recharge. Also found/replaced: water pump, serpentine belt, belt tension idler, coolant, oil change. 
177000 mi Cassette player not working when sold. 
119000 mi

US $942
Replaced two motor mounts. Replaced idler pulley. Replaced converter gaskets. Replaced trans mount. 
120000 mi

US $1620
Replaced multiple gaskets. The spark plug blew clean out of the cylinder, and snapped the coil-on plug off its mounting tab for the corresponding cylinder. Replaced ignition coil, heli coil. Cleaned intake manifold, replaced lower intake manifold gaskets. 
122000 mi

US $510
CV Axles from Raxles (for AX4N w/ABS)  
124000 mi

US $256
Installed remanufactured Motorcraft compressor assembly. F5TZ-14N089-B Relay  New ball joints. 
127000 mi

US $13
Installed rubber elbow for vacuum line. 
128000 mi

US $79
Installed new front struts. Installed new coolant tank. 
131000 mi

US $75
Replaced sunload sensor. 
138000 mi

US $10
Dry rotted vacuum line. Replaced vacuum line. 
165000 mi

US $3400
Transmission replaced. 
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 
190000 mi

US $180
Altnerator needed replacing. Bearing was going, regulator was failing, brushes were worn. 
198300 mi

US $390
Replaced all lines, compressor, condenser and evaporator core. 
129000 mi

US $28
PCV valve hose to throttle body collapsed and had leak. Bank 1 and Bank 2 lean codes cause Check Engine Light. Got replacement part from dealer after checking the internet for code and causes.  
132000 mi

US $70
Misfire indication on cylinder 2, swapped ignition coil to cylinder 6, and spark plug to cylinder 5. Engine code changed to follow ignition coil to cylinder 6. Replaced ignition coil on cylinder 6. 
137000 mi

US $1066
Ball joints on both front wheels 
144000 mi

US $50
Transmission pan gasket was leaking. Replaced gasket and filter and fluid 
147500 mi

US $30
Oil Pressure light has been turning on after car warms up and idle. Now it turned on while below 2000 RPM. Changed oil grade from recommended to 10 W 30 
124000 mi

US $60
Steering rack locked up. Car not driveable. Replaced Rack. Master Cylinder bad. Pedal all the way to the floor. Replaced Master Cyl and bled.  
133000 mi

US $80
CEL on, rough running, stalling. Replaced bad PCV valve hose. 
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. 
59000 mi

US $50
EGR SYSTEM. IT WAS THE EGR FEEDBACK SENSOR CODE P0171, WHICH ALSO TRIGGERED CODE P1237 (FUEL PUMP SCONDARY DRIVE FAILURE) FUEL PUMP WOULD NOT TURN ON. I CLEARED THE CODES & REPLACED THE FEEDBACK SENSOR (AGAIN, 3RD TIME IN LESS THAN A YEAR) CODE P1237 WHICH GOES TO THE FUEL PUMP DRIVER MODULE (failure), WHICH WAS STORED IN THE MAIN KAM (keep alive memory) OF THE ECM. HOPEFULLY WAS TRIGGERRED BY THE LEAN CODE OF P0171. CLEARED ALL CODES FROM ECM & CAR NOW RUNS WITHOUT A PROBLEM 
62500 mi

US $250
Received REPEATED DTC CODE P1237 (Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit FAILURE). Unnecessarily REPLACED Fuel Pump DRIVER MODULE, a real pain to get to. Code happened 3 more times-correct FIX IS NEW F.PUMP. Unclear which of two is correct. Used Air-Tex assembly. 
63000 mi

US $15
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) RUST BEGAN OVER RH REAR WHEEL. I USED RUSTOLEUM'S NEW RUST/CONVERTOR (Is great) IT ACTUALLY CONVERTS RUST IN A CHEMICAL REACTION TO TOTALLY STOP THE OXIDIZING ON RUST.SANDED, APPLIED RUST CONVERTOR. CHANGES TO A SOLID BLACK COLOR (Great!!) 
64000 mi

US $239
FUEL PUMP, WANT IT DONE SAFELY, FEEL FREE TO CONACT ME. MY CODE SCABBER KEPT COMING UP (FUEL PUMP DRIVER). BUT IT WAS ACTUAL FUEL PUMP IN TANK. 
64000 mi THE STUPI PO401 CODE HAS NOW SHOWN UP FOR NOW THE 3ED OR 5TH TIME. HASNT SHOWN UP IN ALMOST A YEAR. BOTH EGR VALVE BEEN REPLACED & THE DFPE SELINOID HAS BEEN REPLACE 2 OR 3 TIMES!!!!!! CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STILL ON, BUT RUNS OK,MILAGE DOWN PO401 EGR OR DFPE 
64000 mi

US $35
NEEDS A "SECOND" YES I SAID A SEXCOND TPS, AT LEAST THATS WHAT MY NICE $650 SCAN-TOOL SAYS "AGAIN" i THINK I MAY ALSO REPLACE THE IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE WHILE I AM AT IT TOO, AS IT STALLS & QUITS (not ALL the time!! STOPLIGHT ETC... 
150000 mi

US $30
Upper coolant outlet hose(Y-shaped housing) cracked and was leaking. Dealer lists part at ~$70, got used from junkyard for $5. Coolant flush/fill at time of repair (not completely necessary, but convenient) 
156000 mi

US $90
Replaced leaking oil pan gasket. Was leaking for several thousand miles, but leak was progressively getting worse. Repair cost included gasket, oil and filter, and new exhaust gaskets (repair required removing part of exhaust) 
157000 mi

US $45
Replaced cracked crankshaft pulley (obtained for free), also replaced timing cover crank seal and crankshaft balancer since I was in there. 
160000 mi

US $320
Had clicking axles and chatter in high speed steering. Replaced axles.  Chatter was from bad ball joint, replaced inner and outer tie rods as preventative maintenance. All parts were original before replacement. 
171000 mi

US $20
Vehicle developed severe misfire and eventually would not run for more than a few minutes. Replaced fuel pump with unit from salvage yard. 
73000 mi

US $400
Front spring broke. Replaced both sides with quick struts from Rock Auto. 
73300 mi

US $400
*dup Broken front spring. Replaced both front spring/strut assemblies. 
74700 mi

US $950
Fuel pump needed replacement. 
93000 mi

US $600
Needed Crankshaft seal  and Passenger side CV axle. 
C $1000 Opening valve for gas fumes stopped working. Took it to mechanic - after hours of different tests she concluded ECU failed to send power to the valve to open when the gas fumes were at the top. Left it as it was since ECU is more than $1000. Replaced front bearings, front breaks, then rear drum brakes were leaking - replaced. On top of that fuel pump failed and left me stranded. Had to tow the car and replace the pump. 
143000 mi

US $164
Recharged air conditioner and added dye to identify leaks in case charge does not hold. 
145000 mi

US $155
Replaced O-ring, recharged system. 
148000 mi Timing chain cover developed corrosion points that resulted in coolant leak. Timing chain was replaced due to wear. While engine components were dismantled, water pump replaced. Inner tie-rod end replaced due to excess movement. Timing chain disconnected and caused severe engine failure and damage. This failure was due to mechanic error. Engine was replaced with an 88,000 mile used motor at mechanic cost. 
152000 mi

US $150
Rear brake adjustment mechanism broken 
159500 mi

US $125
Warped rotors and corroded caliper guide bolt 
164300 mi

US $700
Engine cover over water pump and timing chain corroded causing coolant to leak, requiring replacement. 
175000 mi Sway bar link rusted away. Replaced. 
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 
128000 mi Need ball joints tie rods struts wheel bearings all were rusted out and needed repair 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

118000 mi

US $700
The one fan motor and both fan relays were bad. Also plastic reserve tank for the anti-freeze had to be replaced because of a small leak. 
127000 mi

US $500
Cooling fans and relays failed 
136000 mi

US $20
Sway bar link broke. Bought new ones on ebay and replaced both in about an hour. 
164000 mi

US $300
Vibrating at 60+ mph 
158000 mi Power Steering stopped working in late September. Sold car without fixing it. 
110360 mi

€600
Replaced left lower balljoint Transmission warning light came on. Code P0741, something to do with the torque converter. Decided not to fix, since repair would be expensive and the car shows no symptoms of anything being wrong with the transmission. 
110980 mi Coolant reservoir was leaking, replaced with a new, aftermarket reservoir and had coolant flushed and changed. After replacing interior filter earlier, plastic cowl vent screen did not sit flush with the windshield, causing a water leak into the interior. Also fixed a plugged up A/C hose at the same time, as shop discovered that while fixing cowl. 
110980 mi Heater core was not working properly/clogged. Exhaust system was leaking slightly at the rear muffler. Transmission light still on when sold, codes indicate failing torque converter, but still not noticeable otherwise. 

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2000 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

163000 mi

US $300
replaced water pump head gasket replaced replaced thermostat (no heat) 
168000 mi

US $50
inner and outer tie rods replaced,  windshield washer nozzle unclogged, lof, 

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1999 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

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.  
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 
247000 mi Engine gave out and would have need a build. 
141000 mi

US $275
Car required repairs to wheel bearings. 
149000 mi

US $550
Unable to get heat. Opted not to fix the bad heater core, bypassed it to allow A/C to work. 
158000 mi

US $270
Water pump failed, coolant drained out. Replaced pump and belts. 
120900 mi

C $170
Replaced right tierod end (steering was off and there was a pull to one side.) 
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. 
131440 mi

C $500
24 feet of brake line & parking cables replaced. 
132060 mi

C $700
The alternator burned out and took the battery with it. Car was in for 2 days. 
66000 mi

US $1100
Replaced starter. Rack developed leak making steering difficult. Rack was replaced. 
77700 mi

US $470
Fuel system contamination. Remove & drain gas tank, replace fuel filter, put gas and drying agent in gas tank. 
89000 mi

US $670
Coil failed, and fuel pump was intermittent. Both were replaced. 
89000 mi

US $200
Serpentine belt started going bad. It was replaced. Also decided to replace all hoses as preventive maintenance. It was time 
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. 
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. 
166160 mi

C $100
upper radiator hose cracked and have to be replaced. done by the owner in the driveway 
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. 
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. 
85000 mi

US $200
Needed a new tie rod and sway bar. 
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. 
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. 
120000 mi

US $700
*dupe had to replace a rack and pinion again!!!! We'll see if it starts leaking fluid again. 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. 
128000 mi

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

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1998 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

79000 mi

US $500
Leaking power steering rack was replaced 
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

US $120
Coolant reservoir leaking and needed to be replaced Alternator failed and needed to be replaced 
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. 
120700 mi

US $40
High idle when in park and engine was warm. Replaced Idle air control valve. 
224000 mi

US $120
Alternator. 
241000 mi

US $55
replaced wheel bearing 

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1997 Ford Taurus 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

118000 mi L front turn signal and sidemarker found to be non-functional when hazard lights on, all others working fine. Switch contacts were oxidized from years of nonuse. Cleaned switch with contact cleaner and sandpaper. Problem solved in < 10 min for $0. 
119000 mi

US $25
During routine maintenance, noticed a small crack in the coolant reservoir. Coolant level was normal, but reservoir replaced preemptively. Installed $25 aftermarket part with lifetime warranty - repair took approximately 15 minutes. 
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... 
123000 mi

US $300
Fuel injector on #6 cylinder went intermittent, causing misfire. Injector replaced an CEL reset, car working fine several hundred miles later. 
180000 mi

US $200
Purchased the car with a failed transmission that would not go into any forward gears. Replaced the transmission myself with a rebuilt unit from a parts car. 
183000 mi

US $250
Replaced Rear sagging rear springs and struts 
151000 mi

US $600
Rear struts replaced 
154000 mi

US $200
Left front wheel bearing replaced.  Also right front caliper and brake hose replaced. 
156000 mi

US $250
The power window motor for the driver's door had to be replaced. 
162000 mi ABS light came on. Was determined to be failure of ABS pump. Since it doesn't affect normal braking performance, and the unit was very expensive (parts and labor) to replace, I decided not to fix it. Update: later found just 40A fuse. 
168000 mi *just fuse ABS pump still out when last had car. 

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1996 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

103000 mi

US $900
Neglected by previous owner. I replaced the catalytic converters and flex pipe due to a check engine light and exhaust leak. Exhaust was leaking into cabin. both front struts, the inner and outer tie rods, both front lower ball joints, both front sway bar links, both front wheel bearings both CV axles, as well as the oil pan gasket and PCV valve. 
104300 mi

US $80
The transmission stopped shifting into 4th gear and a check engine light came on, so I removed the transmission valve body and replaced the shift solenoids and transmission range sensor. 
111000 mi

US $35
Valve cover gaskets were leaking, replaced with new gaskets 
169000 mi needed a new transmission(already put on in 3 years back) needed new catalytic converter (already put one in 7 years ago) front wheel bearings were giving out (still had originals) 

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