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Coolant leakage from 1996 ford taurus

There is some small leakage noted at night...mechanic says that there are no hoses and the complete radiator has to be replaced. He says that there is contraction during cooler times and expansion during the times the vehicle is operating?????thus the leakage at night.

Does this sound logical?????

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The mech is absolutely right in his explanation to u.

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Lee

answer found here:
http://www.ehow.com/how_4506379_replace-radiator-ford-taurus.html

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