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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
107,775 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace camshaft position sensor (1 reports)
1998 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 152007

Taurus 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


We were driving to go out of town and the car was running just fine and about 2hours away from home and the head gasket blew...... What a bitch at the time our 2 year old child was in the car and at that time we were taking him back and forth to a hospital that is 3 hours away from home do to medical problems.

- , Avilla, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 012007

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,000 miles

I bought a used 98 Ford Taurus SE a few months back. The car was very clean, sharp and ran well. Drove for long and tested it several times before committing to buy. A couple of weeks later, the "Service Engine Soon" light came on. So I took it to the mechanic and got it serviced. But the light would not go off. The light may have no significance here, but it definitely is very annoying. Maybe some sensor is bad. Don't know, haven't got it checked. But this light intermittently comes on and off any time. For days, I would not see this light, and then for weeks and weeks, it would stay on. I get my oil changes done regularly and don't see why it asks you to get it serviced all the time.

- , Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

May 072003

(reported on)

Taurus SE

  • 97,326 miles

I didnt have many gripes about it except the stupid light. Mine was going bad once they go out the car wont start!

- , Springfield, MO, USA

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