Its ok, to buy 1998 ford taurus wagon, 185 000 km
The 1998 Ford Taurus is a pretty reliable vehicle. Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator; Restricted EGR passages, 3.0L VIN S only; the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor; the Powertrain Control Module (PCM); and the Secondary Air Injection (SAI) Pump. The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator is estimated at $210.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to clean out the restricted EGR passages is estimated at $5.00 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $76.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $320.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the SAI Pump is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. Other problems on this vehicle are failure of the Transmission Range (TR) Sensor and the Door Ajar Switches. The symptoms associated with failure of the TR Sensor are loss of sound from the radio, loss of power window operation and loss of power steering operation when the car is shifted from park to reverse and/or drive. The cost to repair the TR Sensor is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Door Ajar Switches is estimated at $22.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor per door and can range from one to four doors. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. I would advise you to have the car looked at by a trusted mechanic. With 115,000 miles on the odometer it can have some of these problems which are not severe. The money you spend to have it gone over by an expert will be money well spent.
Nov 21, 2010 |
1998 Ford Taurus