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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
105,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102008

Taurus Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


the engine soon check and abs appeared since last week. I brought the car to a repair shop but i was advised to bring the car to ford company here in Russia, but my problem here is i do not speak Russian, so i have a hard time communicate with them. anyone who could help me with my problem. which valve should i change. please advise. thanks

- , Moscow, Russia, Russia

problem #2

Aug 182006

(reported on)

Taurus GL

  • 103,000 miles

My check engine light came on a couple of weeks ago, and due to a numer of reasons I didn't have it checked until today (8/18/06). AutoZone ran a check on it and told me I had the P0455 code. I checked the gas cap, but after I took it off and put it back on, the code remained.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but last year the check engine light was on and it turned out that the PCV valve had to be replaced. Now this - I don't know if the two are connected or not, but I can't afford expensive repairs and my inspection and registration are up for renewal come December.

I bought this vehicle in December '04 from a used car dealer. So, any warranty that came with it has long since expired. It seems to me that if people have similar problems repeatedly with the same vehicle, then Ford could be sued. At least it should be.

I bought a lemon and am at a loss as to what to do. This car guzzles gas like you wouldn't believe, and I can't afford to keep pouring money into it.

If anyone out there has an idea as to how to take care of this as cheaply as possible, please let me know. I'm getting ready to tear my hair out. Thanks!

- , Pulaski, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 172003

(reported on)

Taurus LE

  • 123,000 miles

when put on the computer, it indicated a transmission problem, but nothing is wrong with the transmission. have regular oil changes, had a tuneup last november. nothing seems to be wrong but the light wont go off.

- , Edison, NJ, USA

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