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How do you flush the radiator on a 2000 taurus

Need coolant its a rust color

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USUALLY, the inlet to the radiator comes of the upper part of the engine and goes into the lower part of the radiator. The outlet, or return, from the radiator comes out of the upper part of the radiator and goes to the thermostat housing, also USUALLY on the upper part of the block. It's confusing cause just cause the hose connection is upper or lower on the block or radiator doesn't tell you where the lines and tubing inside is. Look at the ends of the hoses where they connect to the block. The thermostat should be under a hemispherical dome about 2 to 3 inches in diameter with a snout that the hose connects to. USUALLY the hose TO the radiator is just a snout. The thermostat housing is USUALLY up top where you can get at it. You can just call the sevice department of any Toyota dealer and they will tell you for sure. Sevice manangers love to let you know that they know more than you do. The folks at PepBoys and O'Reilly's like to show off too.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Unfortunately there are too many things that could be wrong Most mechanics will not be tied to a price because the head gasket alone is probably not the only fault.Generaly the head itself is the culprit for the symptom your giving.It may be corroded or cracked and may not be repairable.Then theres all the other bits and pieces like hoses,thermostat etc.Once its all apart and can be inspected you will get your quote,head is usualy sent to machine shop to be inspected and a price for repair/replacement is given by them.Usualy takes a couple of days to get a full quote unless your mechanic has all the nessecary tools and equipment to do it on site.Good luck and hope it all works out ok

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 96 Taurus; coolant leaks from radiator drain

the drain plug will have seals on it, just replace the drain plug. any parts store will have a drain plug/seal

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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SOURCE: the radiator fans on my 2000 ford taurus is not

Yes a sensor will cause this also just a fuse replacement can correct this for you.. follow the hose from the radiator cap to the block, some are located there, also some built in to the radiator itself.. lower day tank on the bottom of the radiator.usually two wires + and -

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SOURCE: 2000 FORD EXPEDITION OVERHEATING....changed thermostat,radiator

yes. the impellor on these engines have a tendency to come off the water pump.First you can see if the pump is working by removing a heater hose then have someone to start the engine. if the water sprays a good, solid stream out then the water pump is good. if the water just barely comes out or not at all then the pump is weak or "bad".

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Coolant is brown


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Look in the radiator to determine if the brown stuff is rust or oil. If it's oil then the head gaskets are blown and the heads will have to go to a machine shop to be ground flat. Do them both even if one side is ok, or the engine will never idle right. If it's just rust, install a back flush kit and blow out the rust. Turn the heater on when you back flush to get the rust out of the heater core. Replace the thermostat and anti freeze. Pressurize the radiator and make sure it holds. If the pressure drops off then look to find where the leak is (head gaskets)

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After a long drive the overflow tank for the radiator leaked out a bunch of thick rust colored goop. Engine didn't show it was running hot though. I did have a problem with the heat this past winter,...


The thick rust stuff is your coolant. And a load of dissolved cooling system.

I think you'll find that after a long run, your engine overheated slightly, coolant expanded and had to go somewhere.

Your thermostat could do with a good look at, maybe also the water pump, perhaps changing (It is 10 years old now) and if its all a mucky brown, your coolant isn't doing its job properly, could do with renewing.

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I have 97 4runner sr5 (not 4wd) it has 244K miles on it - i took it in for an oil change and i was told that it is recommended that i get an "enging flush" and also a "radiator flush". I just checked out...


The only engines I have ever seen that needed to be "flushed" were engines that had used Quaker State oil for a long time. Usually about the only good way to tell is your engine is gummed up is to remove the oil pan of the intake manifold and see how much residue is built up in the engine. If your radiator has rust in it and the cap & gasget have rust deposits on them and or the overflow resivoir tank has rust in it thenn I would say to drain and flush the coolant system. If there is no rust, the coolant is the orinigal coolant color and the engine is not overheating it does not need to be flushed. Follow the reccomendations of the coolant manufacturer as far as to the length of use before draining and replacing with fresh coolant.

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Check the coolant to see if it is clean and at the correct level. If the coolant is not clean or has rust in it and or in the overflow tank, and radiator cap drain the system and flush it out well. Replace the coolant at the prescribed mixture for your area. * If the radiator has substancial rust and dirt in it I suggest you take it to a radiator repair shop and have it boiled out.

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I have an 2001 Mercedes-Benz c240...What color should the coolant be that is used in this car. I paid to have it flushed but the coolant in it looks a greenish-brown color...is this right? Not sure they...


Hi. apparently the mechanic did not rinse the contents out completely after the flushing was administered. During the flushing of a radiator, there may be a good amount of debris that will build up, due to the flushing compounds effect on the crude inside the radiator. This is why there should be a rinsing stage to clean out all that is removed, via the flushing procedure. If the rinse is not done correctly, some of the contaminates will be left behind to mix in with the new radiator fluid. The rust/debris will mix contaminate the new fluid that is poured in, thus, causing the brown color you have noticed.

Most radiator fluids will be green, or orange in color, but never brown or greenish brown. This greenish brown will indicate that there is some rust deposited that were not rinsed out properly, after the flushing of the radiator. I would return the vehicle to the mechanic to request a re-flush of the radiator. They should do it for free.


NOTE_ A more serious issue will be a damaged oil cooler. this will cause the same symptoms within the color of the fluid, if your vehicle is equipped with this device. Once the oil cooler has ruptured, it will cause the engine oil to be transfer into the radiator, thus, changing the color of the fluid.

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What could be causing my 2000 ford taurus to run hot


The most common problems are low coolant level, stuck thermostat, fans not working and plugged radiator. If your coolant level is good and the fan turns on when the engine gets hot, then change the thermostat and flush the radiator at the same time because the thermostat needs to come out to do a proper flush. Hope this helps.

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YOU HAVE A LOT OF RUST IN YOUR ENGINE COMPARTMENT. INSIDE OF IT.
WHAT ARE YOU USING ?? WATER OR COOLANT TO FLUSH IT ??
WATER IS CREATING THE PROBLEM SO I RECOMMEND TO USE COOLANT .
THE COLOR WILL STAY THE SAME BUT YOU WILL STOP RUST FROM CONTINUING GROWING.

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