1998 Ford Taurus Sedan - Reliability

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SHO Sedan (3.4L V8 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1998 Ford Taurus Sedan by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator; Restricted EGR passages, 3.0L VIN S only; the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor; the Powertrain Control Module (PCM); and the Secondary Air Injection (SAI) Pump.

The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator is estimated at $210.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to clean out the restricted EGR passages is estimated at $5.00 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $76.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $320.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the SAI Pump is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $52.00 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
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Transmission Range (TR) Sensor and the Door Ajar Switches. The symptoms associated with failure of the TR Sensor are loss of sound from the radio, loss of power window operation and loss of power steering operation when the car is shifted from park to reverse and/or drive.

The cost to repair the TR Sensor is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Door Ajar Switches is estimated at $22.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor per door and can range from one to four doors. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Ford Taurus Sedan by Identifix

  1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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