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How many miles are on your taurus

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How many miles are on your taurus

Post by sweetasstaurus » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:36 pm

How many miles are on your taurus (on the original engine build) and what major repairs have you made? Please include what motor you have. I have a 1995 3.6 taurus with just over 100,000 miles, Ive had it for a year and My biggest repair was two new head gaskets. Also replaced cruise control servo and radiater. Other than that oil and tranny fluid change. Just wondering how long i can make my taurus last and what everyone else is expieriencing. Thank you .


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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by Zeke » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:59 pm

My Taurus is a 2007 Mercury Montego with 45000 miles. This is the primary family car and we put on about 1000 miles a month. It has the CVT and AWD. No significant issues* so far.

Right now the AWD and ABS are justifying their existences.

(* heated seat and rear brakes)

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by snivley whiplash » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:16 pm

94 wagon 3.0 engine 90k original..........barn find no issues

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by nubbs » Sun Jan 02, 2011 4:47 pm

93 wagon 3.8 was a free car that had 80k on it now 121k needed tranny rebuld tranny rebuild was $1400 other than the tranny,one head gasket and a drive axle but the old car is on its last leg i think, starting to have engine problems and just not worth it to repair

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by Stranger3 » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:37 pm

95 sedan 3.0 with 72k bought it when it had 67k just replaced the muffler

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by mikehpe » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:23 am

94 SHO with just over 100k.
If they made another car that excited me they way this one does, I would buy it.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by westernkansas » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:34 pm

95 3.0 bought it on 2-24-11 with 131000 paid 1200.00 knew it had issues when bought, need to replace the VSS. the PO bypassed the heatercore so I know it must have leaked. looking for info on how to rip into the dash. also the wiper blade motors must be weak because when I first used them and turned them off they did not return to original position they stayed pretty much up and down, but that will be an easy fix, the motors are not under the dash; just under the cowl of the hood/windshield.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by taurus97 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:56 am

you should reasonably expect to get 150,000
we got easily 150,000 plus from our vulcan 3.0 liter with original trans.

I have 128,000 on my 97 taurus lx.... (knock on wood) with the original engine and trans....and she still runs like new....I have done regular dealer trans changes every 30-40K and use semi-synthetic oil the last few years from the dealer.....the oil change costs me btw 19.99 -$24.99 at the lincoln dealer.....

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by fordtaurus1993 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:13 pm

I have a 93 mercury sable which is the same thing. My parents bought the car with 83K (2002) and I bought it with a 196K (2006). The trans when out at 198K because my parents never flushed the trans. out. I put a used one in for $250. The car has 203K on it now. I still average 18 in town and around 25-27 on the highway. I live in Northwest IA. I do all the work on the car and have replaced the only the pan- head gaskets on the car and I replaced all the spark plug wires. Other then that I have never had any thing done to the engine. I am wondering how many miles this car will go.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by fordman24 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:14 pm

92 taurus GL, 3.8L, 4 speed automatic. i believe. only had to redo the water pump and the water pump pulley no big deal.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by Lex31 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:52 pm

I had a 95 Taurus with a 3.0 in it, that I got in 1996. When I got it, it was used from a dealer with 17,000 miles on in, paid $12,500 for it. When I had it, the only major thing I had to do is replace the water pump, and radiator. The transmission I never replaced, but had to change the gasket on the trans pan often because they wore out on the model years 92-95. But then my brother began to drive it, and he never changed the trans gasket. If he would have taken care of that, I would probably still be driving it today, but I got rid of it, it had 191,000 miles on it and that was in 2001

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by 92_SHO_guy » Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:28 pm

My 1992 just rolled 400000 km (248548 miles) previous owner said nothing done inside motor yet to his knowledge. I have only had a rad hose clamp brake, owned it since oct 2010, my 95 has 289000km (179576 miles) i have just got a transmission to put in it as the previous owner tried to shift it like a mustang and blew the diff pin out. I bought it in august 2010.
92 Blue SHO
95 Green SHO

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by SHOstoppa » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:05 pm

I have a 1993 GL wagon 3.0 which I just bought in February for $800. It has 143,000 miles and the person I bought it from was the original owner who really took care of the car. Very clean, almost new interior minus a 3 inch crack in the dash but what do you expect from a car almost 20 years old? So far I've noticed from a cold start minor tranny slippage going from first gear to second, but let her warm up a bit and she runs great. Also when cold, the speedo doesn't work, nor does it clock any miles, again, when warm it ticks great. The receipts that came with the car shows it led a great life, synthetic oil at 3500 mile intervals, all brake lines from front to back completely replaced, new rear suspension. Also I noticed almost brand new tires. For the price I paid I got a great deal. Right now on looking into buying a SHO ground effect kit, maybe one day when I have some money to really invest in her, I'll get a 3.0 SHO engine and tranny if it will fit in without too much modification. But for now I'm really enjoying driving this car.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by mrblackwell2u » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:51 am

1995 ford taurus GL
V6 3.0 SOHC
Less than 48000

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by secoksk » Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:26 am

I have a '04 Taurus, when i bought it from a friend it had 150k miles on it. Its been 2 years since i got it and now it has 231,000 miles on it(made 40k year). Still running strong no problem at all. By the way i put most of the miles in the city and drive hard time to time. I think this car will never die :D Love Taurus thinking to buy the new one and keep this one too, love 'em..!!

Almost forget the answer for your question. No major repairs, just the regular maintenance. 3.0 dohc engine.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by taurus97 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:41 am

is your 04 tranny original? what kind of oil do you use?

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by AnthonyDecker85 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:51 pm

1994 3.8 Bought it in 2003 it had 143,000 on it since then I replaced

Radiator
Pan Head Gasket
Transmission
Distributor
Ignition Module
Tumbler
Turn signal and Wiper Switch
Tie-Rods
Fuel Pump

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by 97LX » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:57 pm

mrblackwell2u wrote:1995 ford taurus GL
V6 3.0 SOHC
Less than 48000

Your engine is an OHV (overhead valve). The Duratec is a DOHC (dual overhead cam) engine. Ford did not make a single overhead cam engine.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by 97LX » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:00 am

AnthonyDecker85 wrote:1994 3.8 Bought it in 2003 it had 143,000 on it since then I replaced

Pan Head Gasket

What is a pan head gasket?? You either changed the head gasket or the oil pan or transmission pan gasket.

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Re: How many miles are on your taurus

Post by AnthonyDecker85 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:52 pm

transmission pan gasket shortly after that (about two months later) the transmission went out

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