1992 Ford Taurus repair or replace

Tiny
FORDTAURUS1
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  • 1992 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 22,700 MILES
$600 in recent tune-ups and repairs, now 1 ball joint, wheel bearing, windshield, and crankshaft seal need to be replaced, car has 227,000 miles. Should I repair or invest in another car. Inner tie rod ends and right wheel has play on one side also.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 9:57 AM

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Tiny
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You have to look down deep inside your heart for that one. How much to fix recent problems? Can you replace the car for that amount of money? How is the body? Maybe time for a newer ride.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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Over $400 for just ball joint and tie rod ends and alignment. How much more do you think I could drive this car without further repairs after all of these most recent ones are done, considering it has 227,000 miles on it already?
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
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Also, body is in really good shape, very small amount of rust starting above wheels.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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Id hate to tell you to keep it and the engine blows. My 94 truck has 335000 miles on it and is currently at body shop getting rust spots repaired. I love my truck.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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Ok, so the engine could go at this many miles. Is my only family vehicle, and I really need something reliable for work and family. Have unlimited free oil changes on it, and insurance is cheap, but guess maybe I should try to sell it at this point and get something more reliable. Thanks.
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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I had mine apart at over 100,000 mile due to a cracked block, no fault of Ford, in fact the block turned out to be OK. But the cylinders and bearings had very little wear. But then again wear tends to accelerate once it sets in.
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Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 AT 10:13 PM

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