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1997 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Ford Taurus

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Ford Taurus is between $389 and $475 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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1997 Ford Taurus
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$432
Annual Repair Cost
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The magnet for the camshaft position sensor may fall out of its mount and damage the synchronizers. This causes long crank times when starting the engine and may cause the Check Engine Light to i...
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 b...
The synchronizer shaft for the camshaft position sensor can cause a loud squeak or chirping noise due to failure of the upper bushing. The noise may be erratic and is usually present when the engi...
Owners manual doesn't have it. Chilton's 96-99 has it in schematics. Power box labelling incons...
Car is realky loud (sounds like a race car or a motorcycle) and it smells like exhaust inside and...
car runs fine from 0 to 35 mi.per hr on long trip on the frway. at 60 to 70 mi.per hr running for...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TEXT AND/OR GRAPHICS FOR THE VEHICLE HEADLAMP AIMI...
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AX4S AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLES. THE LOW/INTER...
THE PARK PAWL ABUTMENT BRACKET HAS A SHARP EDGE WHICH CAN CAUSE THE PARKING PAWL TO HANG UP AND N...
Overall (9 Reviews)
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March 28, 2014
1997 Ford Taurus
belt broke & caused engine to turn-over but won't start, replaced serpentine belt & found crank sensor wires touching. could the wires touching together be a problem or the cam sensor. reply
March 09, 2011
1997 Ford Taurus
I have always owned ford and my last taurus died at over 250 thousand or more i took it from the top of IL to the bottom all over it was great and the best body style of them all then i got wrangle...
November 07, 2010
1997 Ford Taurus
I've had this car for almost 4 years. got when it had 150,000 miles now has 215,000. the only problem i have had is with the brakes and the inner/outer rods which is a $450 job. it has had only oi...