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Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

PeterNC
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Re: 2011 Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by PeterNC » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:51 pm

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by markfnc1 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:35 am

Bad design having it internal. Mine was replaced at 82,000 miles. $2200. I saw yesterday that a class action law suit has been filed against Ford over the water pump issue. It would be a nice surprise if they issued a recall in response and i got reimbursed for some of my cost.
2013 Taurus (166,000 miles) has had a ton more issues than that of my 2007 Explorer (235,000 miles), and my wives 2005 Freestar (200,000 miles)
Now rear passenger side door lock is having issues and door wont open from inside or outside. Unless you pull up on lock at the same time i hit the unlock button.
Radio /cd randomly doesn't work after start. Have to remove key, get out of car and wait 10 sec then restart. then sometimes it will work again.
Ready to be rid of it and get something else.

As I am almost another 82,000 miles since the replacement, will it happen again? anyone know? Ill sell now rather than spend another $2200.

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by markfnc1 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:18 am

Should I be concerned that I got my water pump repaired at 84,000 miles and now I am at 164,000?
Might it go again after 80,000 +/-, or does Ford repair make life longer?

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by GonzoWerke » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:51 am

Mine went at 152K...waiting to drop it off at the stealership, none of my local guys will touch it with a ten foot pole. They see that 12 hour labor charge, and the procedure that says drop the front cradle out the bottom, and well...I don't blame them. Cheapest dealer price I can find in my area of Virginia is at Purvis Ford in Fredericksburg. $1600, 18 if I get the timing set done too. The earliest they could get me in was Monday the 10th.
If I had a lift, I'd do it myself. Yeah, I know, you can do it with the engine in the car, but that's a hassle I don't feel like dealing with. There's also the knock sensor calibration needed after you're done, and I don't have the computer for that.

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by terbob3 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:35 am

K_Redmond, Why would you have to pay anything other than $100 deductible if that was a Ford CPO vehicle? Water pump is listed as a covered part along with the engine.

https://www.ford.com/cmslibs/content/da ... ty_r05.pdf

Did you get it fixed or ??????

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by holzapfel » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am

Took my 2013 SHO in for repair because the heater wasn't working properly. Shop called $2400 to replace a leaking water pump... UGH! Just spent $1500 2 months ago to replace some computer board that was causing all my door locks to not work... All of this right after the warranty runs out. I've been so happy with this car... ugh! This will probably be the last Ford I buy

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by Webmaster » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:23 pm

holzapfel wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:35 am
... ugh! This will probably be the last Ford I buy
That's probably a good idea.
2000 Ford Taurus SEL (excellent car, sold to a friend)
1992 Mercury Sable GS (good car except for the tranny, sold)
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Other Fords owned: 02 F150 SuperCrew 4x4, 11 F150 EcoBoost, 07 Ranger, 01 F150 XLT, 98 F150 XLT, 96 Thunderbird LX, 95 Escort GT, 86 Mustang LX, 82 Mustang

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by rujimbrown » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:05 pm

Just picked up two 2013 3.5 Taurus PI’s for my little company. 85k and 95k miles. Drove them 200 miles from the selling dept to my lot. One started having issues but didn’t throw any code. Mechanic said I need to replace a freeze plug and now the #4 cylinder has a “permanent misfire”. Then he calls today to say he talked to Ford and heard what you are all talking about here.

So a $0.73 freeze plug turned into a $1300 water pump at least (they said #4 compression was good and there was no water in the oil...yet)

Wow! And I thought running Chargers with all their Mercedes parts was expensive, so i decided to give the Taurus PI’s a shot.

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by Mkohler66 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 am

So I have a 2013 Taurus limited with the 3.5 V6, at 98,000 miles the water pump went out so I had it replaced, at 133,000 the pump went out again, so I had it replaced again now at 158,000 the pump has gone out a third time!!! I am besides myself with frustration and anger about this! Love the car, hate the f'ing idiot who thought it was a great idea to bury the water pump in the center of the engine block. I have already put nearly 4 grand into the first two repairs and now this! gotta think that there is more to this, all over parts around this were checked OK, any thoughts anyone?

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by webbrook » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:18 am

Wow never heard of one person going through 3 water pumps and so quickly, is the same shop doing the work both times?

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Re: Taurus 3.5L Water Pump Failure

Post by Mkohler66 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:57 pm

The same shop replaced the last two, reputable shop that I have been taking my cars to for years.

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