1999 Ford Taurus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Ford Taurus

1999 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.

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 illuminate. If this happens, both the magnets and the synchronizers need to be replaced.

The oil pan gasket commonly leaks oil.


See more problems 4

1999 Ford Taurus Questions

When my car is on and in park or when its stopped at a red light there is a slight vibration felt through the steering wheel and the drivers seat.. The rpm gauge doesnt jump but sometimes i swear i see it kind of wiggle a little.. also the car drives just fine and starts up without a problem.

See more questions 216

1999 Ford Taurus Recalls

Ford has recalled certain 1999-2001 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles sold in cold weather states to inspect the coil springs. When corroded, coil springs may fracture, causing damage to tires and a possible loss of vehicle control. Dealers will install a special shield to alleviate the problem. Additional warranty coverage is also extended on the coil springs for 10 years or 150,000 miles, whichever comes first.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SEAT BELT RETRACTOR MAY HAVE A PIN SHAFT IN THE SWITCHABLE ELR/ALR MECHANISM THAT IS INCORRECTLY FORMED. IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, THE SWITCHING MECHANISM COULD BECOME NONFUNCTIONAL, PREVENTING THE SEAT BELT WEBBING FROM BEING EXTRACTED FROM THE RETRA...

Ford has recalled certain 1999 Taurus and Mercury Sable vehicles equipped with California emissions for replacement of an incorrect transmission cooler line. The cooler line could rub against the anti-lock brake system module support bracket, causing a possible fluid leak and fire hazard. Dealers will install the appropriate cooler line.

See more recalls 5

1999 Ford Taurus Reviews

Brought this car for college son with 60k on it. Now 3+ years later 130k on it. First 2 years ,no problems. Third year ,a money pit. replace front/rear struts springs,brakes twice,power stering pump. Spoke with seveal amchanics and all state this is a trouble free car until 125-150K. It wasn't sdesigned to go beyond 150K,all mechanics agree to get rid of it soon or it will cost you more money.S...

I bought a 1999 Ford Taurus in 2002. It had about 75,000 miles on it, so I was somewhat wary but it was a good price. It needed a new transmission at about 120,000 miles, but that is the only major repair (other than brakes, routine maintenance, etc.). In 2009 with 186,000 miles on the car, I was T-boned at an intersection by a F-150 pickup going about 50 miles per hour. Hit me right on the dri...

bought this car in august 2011. about 170000 miles on it, currently has 174000. it has been an amazing car to go to school and work. 22 mpg, handles well for its age, put 21 dollars for inspection and 40 for wipers. new water pump was 35. great car. i'm a Chrysler guy but this Taurus has definitely gotten me through what i need it for. only issue is no abs or traction control(base model). the r...

See more reviews 9