fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
109,200 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace balancer (1 reports)
  3. replace idler pulley (1 reports)
  4. replaced timing chain tensioner (1 reports)
2000 Ford Taurus engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 072011

Taurus 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles


I have two taurus's 2000 and 2001 mainly suspension and heater problems on the 2000, but on the 2001 heater core ,radiator alternator, and finally the stupid engine . It was bought in 2011 Oct and as of now I only got to drive it about one full week.The hub with bearings on the 2000 went and makes a constant noise and shakes whole car.Can't say too much about this car. I have had it 6/12 years. No major problems til this year and get great mileage.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 012011

Taurus SES 3.0L 24V DOHC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,000 miles

After listening to my car chirp and clatter they finally found the problem. Our 24v DOHC engine had a bad timing chain tensioner. What a cheap part to have fail in such a hard to get to area. No more chirping from the engine.

- , Champaign, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 222007

Taurus SE 3.0L V6 Flex

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

The sound is definitely annoying. I put an Idler Pulley on it and it fixed it for a while, but then it came back. I found that the coolant tank was cracked so I fixed that and replaced the hoses and clamps as well. It stopped for a while then came back again. I really just think It's too sensitive to moisture being that the belt is right there. I guess fabricate a cover to fit over it to stop moisture, because when i hit a puddle, it starts doing it. Could be an alternator too. Try seeing if it usually happens if electronics are running (IE: Lights ect.). Only happens every once and again, so it doesn't really bother me.

- , Hazleton, PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 182007

(reported on)

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 130,000 miles

The chirping is coming from the right side, facing the front of the car, in the engine compartment. Not near the serp. belt so I know it isn't that, but the sound does change with the rev's. Also this has caused the car to die twice when at a stop sign because the idle chokes and kills the car. Seeing a personal friend who is an experienced mechanic to find the problem; will post if found!

- , Chicago, IL, US

problem #1

Sep 082006

(reported on)


  • 37,000 miles

I have a loud chirping noise - mechanic has replaced the serpentine belt x2 and some pulley beyond the belt. No sound for several weeks, then it is back Anyone know what this could be?

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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