Coolant was leaking from my vehicle, so water pump and thermostat was replaced. A few days later, I noticed smoke when I parked my vehicle, and discovered that coolant was coming out from underneath, which slowly came to a stop after a few minutes. After adding water to the coolant compartment before going back home, I looked underneath, and discovered it was coming out. I got home quickly, parked the car, and noticed that it was coming out, but diminished and eventually stopped. After letting the car set for a while I checked the coolant compartment, and opened the cap, and the leak started again. Upon tightening the cap, the leak slowly stopped. We have been looking for the source of this leak, and cannot find it. The head gasket is ok. What could this be? Thanks for any help
I don't have the same coolant system that Ford has listed, my is different for my 2000 Ford Taurus SE 6cyl 3.0L. Where can we find the right part. I want to the junk yard 3 years ago and find one but the problem with that one is the top keep popping off. I have replaced the top three times and I am pissed because I love my car but I keep having to spend money on this system. H.E.L.P!!
It's coming from a pipe that gos from water pump to a connection for heating , it gets rusting and small holes in it . It leaks more with cap open because u r letting air in system and let the coolant ce out more !
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Re: Coolant leak in my 2000 Ford Taurus
It is most likely the block core plug also known as a freeze plug, Ford screwed up on the design of the cooling system on 2nd generation Taurus and they corrode out the core plugs, if it is not the one behind the trans on the end of the engine it will be fairly easy to fix, but you will need it up in the air on a lift, and they exhaust may have to be removed.
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Well depending on what engine is in this vehicle, it could possibly be the water pump that is leaking or possibly a "freeze out" plug on the block. I would say it is more than likely the water pump. If you have no noticeable leaks from any of the hoses or radiator, i would definitely suspect the water pump or possibly the thermostat housing may have cracked and started to leak. My suggestion would be to look at all your hoses carefullly and then check the housings where the hoses connect to the engine block, if no signs of coolant are present, check around the water pump for noticeable coolant leaks. Hope this helps in your search for that coolant leak.
No!!!!...Yes!!! No, the sending unit is working right. Ideas? Yes, I think the problem is the water pump. Don't drive it overheated till you get a new water pump or have it inspected. You say it's a small leak where it bolts to block, but maybe it's the "weep hole" on bottom of pump leaking, meaning the internal seals on the pump have failed. If so, it won't be a small leak, it will leak all the time engine is running. A lot may be swept away by air, or by evaporating. Check it out. That's a likely cause of overheating.
I would pressure test your cooling system which would cause any otherwise unnoticeable pinhole leaks to spray a small mist of coolant if there was in fact a leak present. I had a similar problem with my wife's dodge caravan, I kept smelling coolant after she drove the vehicle for long periods and I checked the entire cooling system and inside vehicle for a potential heater core rupture and nothing was ever seen and coolant level always remained full. A couple days later I noticed the same thing and allowed the vehicle to cool down, I then pressure tested it at 16 lbs, I did not notice a drop in the guage but then I noticed 1 small drop of coolant coming from the water neck where I had replaced the thermostat several months back. I torqued the bolts down a little more rinsed off the area and have not noticed the smell anymore. That 1 drop of coolant would immediately evaporate once it hit the block but the smell was strong enough to get my attention and to figure out what was going on
Your auto is definitely loosing coolant and will overheat. Check your thermostat, hoses, belts, radiator cap and water pump. If you do not fix the leak or coolant circulation problem you can destroy your engine. The smell inside can be being picked up from the outside vent or it could be your heater core inside the ventillation area leaking (which could be your coolant leak).. If that is the case you will need to replace the heater core.
Hello Ranger Joe, eight months and two radiators is very uncommon. Question, Have you visually confirmed the leak in the radiators or is the leak near the hose connections? Replacing the radiator, cap, water pump, & the thermostat leaves only two others, the hoses and the engine block/heads. Far fitched will be something or somebody poking holes in the radiator.
The smoke must come from a coolant leak close to the radiator, or a fin crack in the radiator itself. Check all hoses and clamps, idle hot and look for smoke. You may have a heater core corrosion issue, watch close for coolant leaks on the floor mats inside, all of this may be connected and look for leaks where you park. Just a small amount can produce smoke, open the hood when it smokes and look.