9th Nov 2004, 18:59

I just helped my elderly Uncle purchase a clean little 2000 that runs like a top. It has 77,000 miles and seems perfect except for a funny little groan in the steering column when turning. It almost sounds like a rub, but one person thought it had something to do with the Power Steering Pump?? Any help out there?? Thanks, Don.

16th Nov 2004, 09:49

I own a 2000 SE Taurus. I too had the noise from the steering column. I replaced the power steering pump, but the noise persisted. The problem ended up being the tie-rods. I now have the all too familiar vibration when braking at 60+ mph. Guess I'll be putting in new rotors.

17th Nov 2004, 14:41

I own a 2000 Ford Taurus SE, and I just recently noticed a knocking sound from my engine, and also my transmission is slipping, especially when I'm at low gears. I was told that the transmission problem was probably the result from my speed censor being dysfunctional. And yes, the vibration when braking from high speeds is absolutely annoying and I wish I knew how to make it go away, because changing my tires, balancing, or rotating only fixes the problem for about a month, then it is back.

6th Apr 2005, 13:15

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and have had a few problems. The steering wheel shakes when braking from 60mph. I've had the rotors done and 4 new tires. Now the check engine light is on and I'm told I need a EGR valve. When I took the car in for a recall last year for the brake light harness switch I wasn't having any problems. Now my car doesn't go into gear unless you start it in neutral and I have no brake lights. I've taken it back in and they keep replacing the switch, but it is back in today for the same problem. Anyone have a solution?

17th Aug 2005, 11:14

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus and I have had a problem with my car stalling. I do not have any engine lights coming on. Does any have any ideas on what this is? The repair shop cannot find the problem.

25th Aug 2005, 21:10

We own a 2000 Ford Taurus with the DOHC engine. I really love the comfort and size of the car. The engine when operating properly provides great acceleration. However, that is where it ends. Since purchasing the vehicle from a respectable Ford dealer, we have experienced multiple mechanical problems. Some of these problems, such as a charging system, and rear brake light problems, were covered under the warranty or by a “Recall” notice. Unfortunately, the warranty ran out in October of 2004. In October of 2004, I had to replace the front rotors. In December of 2004, I had to replace the power steering pump and hoses. That cost me $500.00. In May of 2005, I had to pay around $300.00 to repair a vacuum leak. In July of this year, after taking the vehicle to 3 different mechanics, one of them being the Ford dealer, and confirming that the number 4 cylinder did not have proper compression, I had a very good mechanic replace a valve and 2 belt pulleys that we believe were damaged when the other mechanic replaced the power steering pump. Including the cost for a rental car while the vehicle was being repaired, those repairs cost me about $2,100.00. As of August 25, 2005, we are trying to determine why the vehicle is only getting about 11 miles per gallon.

Enough is enough. I’m determined to sell it and purchase a reliable foreign car.

31st Aug 2005, 21:16

Taurus owners that have wheel shimmy when braking, the problem is not warping rotors. The problem is an oxide that builds up on the rotors. The fix is simple, switch to metal oxide pads. They squeal more, but that is the nature of disk breaks. It takes time, but you will start noticing improvement.

17th Sep 2005, 14:12

I own a 2000 Ford Taurus (non-DOHC engine). This car has performed "OK" since I bought it with 53,000 miles on it although I've had brake problems (they squeal a ton! even after having the entire braking system replaced), had problems getting recalls properly repaired by my local Ford tech (namely NHTSA Recall No. 01V048/Ford Recall No. 01S06 faulty Stop lamp switch), and have had to replace heater core and corresponding hoses.

Overall, I'm very dissatisfied with my purchase of this car. When it is running/working properly, it's a great family car, but running properly is the key which this car doesn't meet. : (

18th Oct 2005, 22:14

As regards high gas consumption and thermostat comments someone posted here. I have a different model of Ford Car, namely a 86 Grand Marquis. Twice my local shop replaced thermostats leaving me with a 25% to 30% drop in gas consumption. The v8 in the Grand Marquis must have a high temp thermostat... approx 210F...and my shop put in a 180 degree thermostat. Simple mistake... with major effect on gas consumption and performance.

23rd Jun 2006, 00:53

To the comment on the person who could only start the car in Neutral, I had same problem with my 1998 SE. I could not figure out and was becoming frustrating. I later looked at brake pedal, and above it (attached to brake pedal) is a little (brake sensor switch) just go to your nearest Ford dealer, they are $8. Unplug and put new one. People tend to slide their foot upward and smash it. Yes the front brakes do tend to vibrate, and a/c quits at 50,k miles.

Dave M.V.,Ca.

26th Jun 2006, 23:19

I own a 2000 Ford Taurus and I also have the same problem when braking at highway speed. My car shakes violently. Right now I think my transmission is slipping because my car takes a long time to shift into the next gear. We have already replaced the tires, the fuel filter, had a tune up done, we have replaced the alternator about three times because it keeps shorting out. My engine light is starting to come on and we are in the process of having it checked out. My car has about 110,000 miles at the moment.

29th Jun 2006, 18:27

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus SE. I have all of the problems that people have listed above. These include, but are not limited to: the transmission slipping while accelerating, violent shaking while stopping at high speeds, and a broken gas gauge. I would not recommend this car.

29th Jun 2006, 23:09

Yesterday my 2000 Taurus started making a growling sound every time I went to accelerate or decelerate. My car is currently at 106,000 miles. I took it to a Car Shop today to get a 30-point check. They stated my transmission was slipping and I should take it to a transmission shop to get looked at. I never made it that far b/c my car completely stopped accelerating once I got two stop lights away from the Car Shop. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

13th Aug 2006, 11:20

I have a hard time starting my 2000 Ford Taurus SE. It only gives me trouble the first time I crank it up. Afterwards it does fine all day long. It only has 74,000 miles on it. I have been told it is my mass air flow sensor, but I am not convinced. If anyone has had a problem like this with a solution, please tell me.

8th Sep 2007, 16:10

Ford Dealers can't fix this thing. My 2000 Taurus SE has the following problems: (1) An overheating problem when in slow / stopped traffic w/AC on. (so I turn it off and bake.. in Arizona) I have been to the dealer, who replaced my thermostat and also claimed my FFV module was bad =$660. My thought is that the low speed cooling fan does not kick on when the car gets hot. We have two fans in this car, and the second one never, ever comes on, no matter how hot the engine gets. (2) My AC compressor went bad = $890 (3) Has the same shaking when braking issue as many of you =$600 new rotors/brakes. (4) Gas gauge doesn't work. (5) Radio doesn't receive, But I can play cd. (6) Electric locks tease, but don't go all the way. (7) Had the brake light problem, but it did get fixed under recall. (8) Coolant reservoir cracked for no apparent reason = $112.

In short, I love Ford. Always have. My other car is a Thunderbird. But, when a company creates an abomination like this, they should stand behind ALL the problems, or give me my money back. Even if I wanted to buy a new Ford, my wife is simply too opposed to it, at this point. So, it's goodbye Ford!