1991 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Ford Taurus

1991 Ford Taurus Problems

The oil pan gasket commonly leaks oil.


Worn motor mounts can cause the motor to rise during acceleration, causing a clunking noise and possibly damaging the AC hoses. Damage to the AC hoses can cause a loss refrigerant resulting in no cold air from the AC. The motor mount will need to be replaced prior to repairing the damaged hose or the problem will continue.

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.

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1991 Ford Taurus Questions

it will start,run,drive,mostly at a idel.barely push gas tries too die out, but when it goes down the road it has a hard vibration in it, motor mount seems tight

As I shifted from first to second at around 4000 rpms a loud noise occurred as I let the clutch out. I pushed the clutch in and it idled at 3000 rpms on it's own. I'm wondering why this is occurring as I would like to get the car back to regular working condition, thanks!

it hasn't actually overheated yet, but the temp gauge will get pretty high but drop back down. sounds to me like thermostat but it has already been replaced. not sure if the fan is kicking on or not i haven't driven it over 4 miles yet.water pump maybe?

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1991 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.

Ford has recalled certain 1991-1995 Taurus and Mercury Sable models equipped with the 3.8L V6 and 1991-1994 Continental models for an issue with the speed control cable. In cold weather states, the speed control cable could freeze. This could cause the accelerator cable to stick. To deter moisture and ice build-up, dealers will add a rubber boot to the speed control cable.

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.

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1991 Ford Taurus Reviews

Great car will never buy another car but a taurus.

my 1991 ford tauras station wagen what a sweet hart of a car 22 years old get in the car say lets go go we go

I bought my Ford Taurus from my Grandma with low miles (60K in a 10-year-old car). Ford replaced her head gaskets and transmission at around 30,000 miles. Aside from those major failures, nothing else really failed on the car that wasn't normal wear and tear. The wheel cylinders were replaced once (leaks), and the tie-rods became loose so those were replaced as well. I have to say I love Ford's...

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