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1999 ford taurus antifreeze pushes out reserve reservoir at start-up pressure builds bad whats the problem???

New heater core,radiator,thermostat,start car and 10 seconds its so pressurized it blows out reservoir cap and top hose is so hard its ready to burst?????

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Problem is most likely the water pump.Have seen several of these doing this on the 5.4L. Impeller fins were damaged on the ones that I have seen.

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SOURCE: Radiator blockage?

I believe you have a head gasket blown or a cracked head. When you start it up COLD with the cap off, it would push water out immediately. Fill it with plain water and try this. It might not be a bad idea to perform a pressure test too. Also check for antifreeze in the oil. It will get milky looking and might even be over full. If this happens after warm-up, you may just have a plugged radiator. Have it professionally cleaned. The water pump vanes could also possibly be corroded off and it's not effectively displacing coolant. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: 2000 ford taurus no heat in car

This is a common problem, Ford garage will charge you about 1000.00 to fix it. It's an all day job for someone who knows what they're doing. I wouldn't recommend this if you aren't familiar with cars. If you still want to go at it, get a book for your car, you will like that much better. It has pictures!

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

Testimonial: "Rick here:This is what I thought.We removed it and tied it open.Still no heat.160 going in and 157 coming out.Something is screwy in the box.Any ideas"

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SOURCE: 1999 ford taurus no heat

Is the blower motor working? If not that is what it is. If it is working then check heater coil out, Could be bad heater coil.

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If no coolant flowing through the heater core then ther is no heat. There are 2 possible root causes needed to check out: 1- THE VALVE TO CONTROL THE COOLANT FLOWING TO THE HEATER CORE IS NOT OPENING AS DESIRED. 2- THE HEATER CORE GOT CLOGGED UP AND NEED TO BE FLUSHED.

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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In most cases like this, especially if the car is overheting in the meantime and you have white puffy smoke coming out of the tail pipe, it's a sure sign of a bad head gasket or worse...A cracked head.

I say this only if you notice that the reserve tank keeps filling up and building pressure. What's happening, is there is actual engine blow-by pumping its gasses into the cooling system. The result is what you might see there. The reserve tank fills up and the coolant (what's left of it) seeps and gets sucked into the combustion chamber and gets burned with the fuel. (Well, "steamed" would be a better term there....)

Again, IF that is the case, also look at your oil dipstick and the top of the oil cap. Do the stick and / or the underside of the cap look milky? That's another sign of your vehicle in need of some head work.

Considering the cost and labor involved, I sincerely hope that isn't the case! But just to be sure, those are some things you can check for.

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