98 Ford Taurus prone to break down after repair?

Asked by Jul 20, 2016 at 02:50 AM about the 1998 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So my car broke down about a month ago
and was out of commission that entire time.
It was just recently fixed by my uncle who
said the big problems were the vacuuming
system not sending the fumes through the
car and cylinder 2 was misfiring. When my
car would break down  (yes, quite a few
times when I would run the AC, which is also
busted) it would begin to putter and bounce
a bit before finally giving out . It would not
turn off or lose power, but instead it would
refuse to accelerate. I've driven it twice since
it was fixed and I'm losing my mind. It still
bumps and shakes ever so lightly still and it
nearly gives me a heart attack everytime. I'm
so afraid it's going to break down again,  but
my uncle said everything was good and
seemed confident that it wouldn't break
down again. Would it though? And if it did,
why?

3 Answers

96,775

Just saying the word Taurus around a mechanic is enough to make them go UGGH, yes they do break down a lot, check out consumer reports, you will see what I mean.

246,365

a 18 year old car, you will have problems, just be glad you have an Uncle that can fix things to keep cost down. I have a '98 Taurus and it has been good to me, starts up every day and cheap to maintain and insure.

22,695

So you see, these 2 Gurus know what they are talking about- and yet they have different opinions- these are mass produced cars and can vary in the quality of build from one car to the next- and then after 20 years some cars have been taken care of and some haven't- I would bet that Tom's Taurus has been taken care of- and is exceptional- but I would agree with TeniShoe and say it is time to start looking for a better car-

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