Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
Within 3 minutes of driving my heat gauge registers almost to the red hot. I have to keep adding coolant, and when i do air bubbles surface. The coolant is not leaking, but i think it is burning because i smell a sweet chemical smell when i turn on my heat. I only get heat sometimes although the fan is working. The fan by the rad is working, i have had the thermostat replaced, and the hose going from the rad to the water pump ( my car had overheated and i lost my coolant already once when the metal hose going into the water pump broke off from rusting. That hose broke off right in the opening of the water pump. It seems to me like the coolant isn't even circulating. Could my water pump be gone, or would I have a leak if that wasn't working? I think that my head gasket needs replaced, but it seems like the way that the gauge shows hot so fast that there is something else going on as well. Help please
Very common fault is head gaskets. causing coolant consumption and bubbles in radiator. Run vehicle, have a friend accelerate once or twice hard, while you smell exhaust for sweet smell of burning coolant.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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