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2002 Ford Taurus repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (34%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (8%)

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2002 Ford Taurus suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 40 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Ford Taurus

Engine not specified

215000 mi

US $80
Tie rod replaced 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Wagon

200-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

174300 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

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. 
108300 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. 
58700 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. 
154000 mi

US $3000
power steering 
129000 mi Car junked. Bad ball joints! Began to all go bad. 
100200 mi Worn out.New bearings installed 101,000 miles the tie rod was worn and needed to be replaced. 

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2002 Ford Taurus 4dr Sedan

155-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

127720 mi

C $900
Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. Replacing inner and end tie rods on both side. 
94000 mi

US $280
power steering pump leaking: replaced pump During this trip: mechanic broke A/C line and didn't notify shop owner, I noticed A/C not working when I left shop, repaired immediately: 2/4/2011: still not cooling properly 
159000 mi

US $651
Replacements involving front suspension and front ball bearing joints 
160000 mi replaced 
180000 mi Link pins replaced 
251000 mi

US $1400
Struts, rack and pinion, sway bars, and lower ball joints replaced. 
63350 mi

US $632
Both sides--lower ball joints. Both rear springs replaced. Front end alignment. 
83000 mi

US $225
Replaced Right side front wheel bearing. Also replaced left side front wheel bearing. Replaced right and left sway bar link due to clunking front end noise when going over bumps. Also replace right side lower ball joint. 
85000 mi

US $160
Coil Spring broke and punctured tire. A common problem on 01-02 Tauruses. Ford just leaves the car owner out to dry. Coil Spring broke and punctured tire. A common problem on 01-02'taurus's. Ford just leaves the car owner out to dry. 
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. 
181000 mi

US $600
Lower ball joints worn Front strut/springs worn Front sway bar end links broken 
102350 mi

C $208
replace right tie rod, alignment 
115928 mi

C $1656
replace front/rear struts, alignment 
118079 mi

C $351
replace left tie rod 
152520 mi

C $65
left front wheel out of camber alignment causing tire wear, alignment fixed problem 
163680 mi

C $300
replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links replace left & right front stabilizer bar end links 
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 
195920 mi

C $562
replaced rear struts 
167440 mi

C $304
replaced front struts 
222580 mi

C $216
replace ball joint (RH) 
224440 mi

C $216
replaced ball joint (LH) 
131400 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. 
135000 mi

US $43500
lower ball joints and four wheel alignment 
247000 mi

US $800
I'm having major issues with the front end suspension it keeps eating the tires every 2 weeks 
77000 mi

US $1290
Lower ball joints 
82000 mi

US $280
Both inner tie rods replaced, and car aligned after replacement. I included the cost of the alignment because the car was aligned in September after the ball joints were replaced. 
89000 mi

US $370
Front anti-sway bar replaced 
118000 mi

US $1345
replaced lower ball joints 
48000 mi

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

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2002 Ford Taurus Suspension Problems

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