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.


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1999 Ford Taurus Questions

I was driving home and noticed my battery warning light was on. My accessories started to dim so I shut everything off and made it home safely. Once I tried to start my car again it would not start. First I tried to give my car a jump but no luck. Next went to purchase a new battery and once inst...

How do you remove the yellowing foggy discoloration off the headlight lenses? They are making my headlight beams have a week visual output. I have to keep my lights on high beam just to get a normal lighting at night to see.

My car is leaking transmission fluid really bad and has smoke coming from under my hood....

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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.

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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...

have had 99 for nearly 6 months and Ive already put on over 5000 miles. no majors problems accept the ones the seller failed to fix and things for previous owners. a special radio was installed and my wipers randomly go off. a few weeks after i bought the speed sensor failed and the transmission still makes me nervous because it doesn't shift the smoothest (unlike my mom's 06 Toyota corolla). a...

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