1992 Ford Taurus

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1992 Ford Taurus Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Significant Problems A Common problem on this vehicle is failure of one or both Head Gaskets . Failure of theHead Gaskets applies to 3.8 Liter EFI Engine Only and periodic problems on this vehicle are failures of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor and the Power Train Control Module (PCM).The cost to repair the Head Gaskets is estimated from $1500.00 - $2000.00 for parts and labor.The cost to clean the MAF Sensor is estimated at $32.50 for labor.The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Transmission & Driveline

Moderate Problems A periodic problem on this vehicle is failure of the Transmission Clutch Piston. The cost to repair the Transmission Clutch Piston is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $715.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Brake Booster.The cost to repair the Brake Booster is estimated at $350.00 (with ABS) or $250.00 (without ABS) for parts and $65.00 for labor.All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured. The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $200.00-$300.00 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Starting & Charging

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Heated Windshield Module and the Constant Control Relay Module. The cost to repair the Heated Windshield Module is estimated at $80.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Constant Control Relay Module is estimated at $110.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

3 out of 5 3 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

When considering this vehicle for purchase, be sure to check the following:

  • Transmission Clutch Piston
  • Brake Booster
Reliability History
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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1992 1993 1994 1995
Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems
Overall 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
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