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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
119,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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1996 Ford Taurus electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 152014

Taurus GL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


Have replaced battery 2 times. All systems have been checked. Battery was blamed. Replaced, no relief. Now after $225 in investigating fees, radio was blamed. Disconnected radio and it still wouldn't start 5 hrs later. Don't want to put alot more money in it, but only has 104,000 miles and it was my mother's and she drove it to church on Sunday and to her favorite fast food places. It's all original and I guess after 20 years things thing, then another.

- , Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 132015

Taurus 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,000 miles

I have checked alternator, it's charging good. There are no lights on in the car to short out battery. I have put three new batteries in the car even different brands. Do not no what to look for to fix the problem can u help ?

- , Newport, TN, USA

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