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Antifreeze leak - 1996 Ford Taurus

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  • wycieshumper Jan 21, 2009

    antifreeze leak is dripping on the cadillac converter which makes the engine produce smoke leak is over the cadillac converter antifreeze leaks out slowly usually there's a small puddle of antifreeze under the right side under the reservoir where i put antifreeze in at had a few screws tightened up yesterday by the cadillac converter and added some stop leak pellets was thinking about getting a timing cover gasket set put on had several opinions from mechanics one said i didn't need a timing cover gasket still driving for now hopefully the stop leak helps wanted to just replace the timing cover gasket, water pump, and head gasket for good measure. what do you think?

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    How Much Comes out and Under What Condition (running or not) Where ? General Location of where it comes out ???????

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    You have a leak and ..................? Do you have a question?

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The "SHOTGUN FIX will never tell tou Where the leak IS if it stops the leak. Timing cover,andValve Cover Gaskets ARE NOT PART OF the COOLING System. They BOTH have to do with holding the OIL at bay ONLY. Now Drippind on top of converter Passenger Side Right? 1996 Ford Taurus
Correct/ ok then Sees to me that if you had it at a Mechanic He Would find the Leak thats Here nor there.. The only Place thal Coolant Wil Leak from is OBVIOUSLT where Coolant is, Now From that side of Engine you have Heater House and the Heater Core. Heater Core IF LEAKING SLOWLY Will Drip From Same Place as the AIR Condisioner Drips Water From. I Sugest you try A New Mechanic
Because What These Mechanics are telling you is TOTALY INCORRECT,and the only Reason I wouls think they would do this is BECAUSE A Timing Cover Job will Pay them HUNDREDS MORE Than A SIMPLE HOSE I dont usualy do this But Call Me at 317-828-8093 name is Ronnie

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Check the 2 large hoses that come from the radiator, at the radiator and at the engine. if not there then your losing water into your engine, probably means your head gasket is cracked and about to blow

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