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My 2001 ford windstar lx van smells like coolant when i drive

I smell coolant when i drive, it smokes when it idles or when i park. it is not overheating. and the coolant is no longer full after i put some in the resovier

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Several things to check. Have the cooling system pressure checked. A quick and simple test. Puts system under pressure and helps to locate a leak. The coolant doesn't just go away, it's got to be leaking either externally or internally. Be sure that the radiator cap is checked too. It needs to maintain the proper pressure for the system
Sound like coolant is leaking on the exhaust system. This can result in the smell and you will not see a leak as it is evaporating when it hits the hot pipes.
Good Luck

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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    aneita taylor May 03, 2014

    can i do the system pressure check myself?

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