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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
144,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace it (2 reports)
1997 Ford Taurus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 242009

Taurus GL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 170,000 miles


One of the many problems I have had with this car, this one was quite annoying. And when the car died on me for being out of coolant, it locked up while on the highway. I haven't been able to get it fixed yet, so I carry around water in an effort to keep it full. But I leave a stream wherever I park.

- , Nicholls, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 032005

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 119,000 miles

because it had cracked on the bottom, no one even knew that it was cracked so three different time I had to replace cracked heads because all of the coolent was running out. The third time the guy got a clue and took it off and looked at it, sure enough, he found a crack about an inch and a half long across the bottom

- , Paragould, AR, USA

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