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Suspension and steering bad fast

Is it normal for a ford Taurus to go through ALL suspension, AND steering every 5 years, or 100k miles? mine`s only a 2007 w/ 130k miles, and already I`ve had to replace ALL the following struts (complete w/ mount, spring, ect.) ball joints (ALL) Sway link bars (both) Rack, and pinion, and steering knuckles tie rods, (inner AND outer) tie rod ends (inner AND outer) outers came with rack, and pinion set (replacement parts) is this a normal thing to go bad so often? or did I just have a run of bad luck with a very hastely, and cheaply built car? I`ve had a 2001 I had since the day it was new for 7 years, it had well over 200k miles by the time I finaly traded it in for the 2007 model. never once had it in the shop for so many major repairs. most expensive part it ever needed was a new crankshaft pully. just seems rather sad so much has gone wronge in the same time frame as my earlier model or the same car.

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Did you replace all the parts your self or did you rely on the mechanics advice and paid for what he said it needed . Unless you really flogged the car I suspect that there was something going on and many of the parts may have needed replacing. For instance struts have an insert and it is not necessary to replace the whole thing including springs .

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Testimonial: "Yes I had a professional mechanic replace all the parts. They just worn that quick. I even try my best to avoid pot hole ridden roads, and take it slow over rail road crossings, so it`s not that I was rough on the car. The parts just worn out this fast. They suggested replacing the whole thing. (even though it was just the struts that were bad) because Taurus` are known for the springs to break (been recalled several times)"

  • Darkwing Dragon Apr 23, 2014

    Yes I had a professional mechanic replace all the parts. They just worn that quick. I even try my best to avoid pot hole ridden roads, and take it slow over rail road crossings, so it`s not that I was rough on the car. The parts just worn out this fast. They suggested replacing the whole thing. (even though it was just the struts that were bad) because Taurus` are known for the springs to break (been recalled several times)

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