1990 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1990 Ford Taurus
1990 Ford Taurus Problems
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
If you experience difficulty starting the engine when cold, stalling at idle, or hesitations during acceleration, it may be the idle air bypass valve. This valve helps the vehicle idle steady when the accelerator pedal is not pressed.
White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.
1990 Ford Taurus Questions
The car bucks and kicks between 15 & 20 mph. Fuel filter changed, new cap and rotar replaced.
My 1990 Taurus 3.0 V6 has a problem of stalling/idling low. I have replaced the plugs and wires and a stuck Air Control Valve, but it still persists. I have gotten some people tell it could be Ignition Control Module, Pick up Coil and even the Ignition Coil. Any ideas as I am trying to keep from ...
My car is actually a 1988 model. I have had trouble with my front drivers side wheel studs breaking off repeatedly in the last couple years. This happens while driving and the last 2 times while I was in parking lots turning slowly- causing me to break 4 of the 5 studs each on the last 2 occurr...
1990 Ford Taurus Recalls
Ford has recalled certain 1986-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models and 1988-1994 Lincoln Continental models in high corrosion, cold weather states because the rear subframe mount plate nuts may corrode and fail, causing the subframe to drop. If the subframe drops, loss of vehicle control and functionality can occur. Dealers will install subframe rear mount bolts, reinforcement plates, and plate nuts.
Monroe has recalled certain 1990-1994 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles with Monroe aftermarket struts installed for a concern with the weld mounting on the sway bar bracket where it attaches to the strut tube. On some vehicles, this weld did not fuse properly, which can cause the sway bar to drop and possibly contact the tire, damaging it. Monroe dealers will replace the affected struts.
Ford has recalled certain 1990 Taurus and Mercury Sable and 1991 Explorer vehicles for an issue with the front seat rigid seat belt buckles. Some buckles will not release, some will not latch at all, and some may not latch fully. All concerns pose safety risks to occupants. Dealers will replace the rigid mounted belt buckles with end release buckles.
1990 Ford Taurus Reviews
I purchased a 1990 Ford Taurus about 10 years ago, while I was a college student. It had a 128K at the time. They kept telling that the trany would go out soon. We drained all of the tranny fluid. Consequently, it has faithfully performed through the last two years of my university education, hauled my three children to their variuos events, and taken us on various important family events. Apar...