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CAN'T SEEM TO FIND THE RADIATOR IN MY 2001 FORD TAURUS, FINE MY OVERFLOW CONTAINER BUT WOULD LIKE TO ADD COOLANT TO THE RADIATOR

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Look for a bare metal cap with little wings on it at the nose of the car. this is the radiator cap. only open that cap when the engine is cold. also, test your coolant while your at it.

Posted on Dec 08, 2014

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SOURCE: how to remove 2002 ford taurus radiator

Remove the rad support cover, remove the electric cooling fan and shroud, disconnect the tranny cooler lines, drain the cooling system, remove the upper and lower hoses, remove the rad brackets on top of the rad (one on each side), have someone hold the AC core out of the way and carefully slide the radiator up and out

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: how do I drain and fill the radiator on a 2001

Be sure to purchase the correct coolant/ antifreeze before starting.
Make sure the engine is cold ( has not run in atleast 2 hours ) raise the left front side of car,remove the plastic shield the runs across the whole bottom.Once removed you will see the drain nut on the drivers side. Using a 19mm wrench ( put a drain pan under car,and you should have safety glass on ) loosen the nut a couple of turns,then go to the top and remove the cap on the coolant resevoir. Finish the lower nut, when the coolant stops the fast flow, tighten the nut hand tight, then a small amount more of tightness with the wrench, ( do not over tighten or it will break and cost you an extra estimated $ 400.00 to replace the rad ).Install the plastic shield,lower car, pour a 50/50 mixture ( mix ahead of time ) of coolant and water into the tank until the level reaches and stays at the full mark, reinstall the cap and start the engine. Stay in the car and watch the temp. gauge, if it rises to the red/ hot area shut the car off and let it cool completely ( atleast 1-2 hours ) then remove the cap and top up the tank. should be good after that, but run again to make sure.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 ford taurus with check engine light on. code

Make sure you replaced the right one there are two sensor's for the coolant, one takes coolant temp and the other one runs the fans for the radiator. Both are located on drivers side of the block. 2 wire leads on each how ever both are different in sending readings to the computer.Both look just alike also. Just make sure you replaced the right one. Or replace both.

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change radiator in a 2001 ford taurus

Instructions Things You'll Need:

  • Ramps and jack stands
  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
  • Container for used coolant
  • Crescent wrenches or Ford disconnect tool T82L-9500-AH
  • Hex nut screwdrivers
  • New radiator
  • Flush treatment
  • Coolant
  1. Step 1 Drive your Ford Taurus up a set of ramps onto a pair of jack stands, if it is a 1996 model or newer. Remove the lower splash shields. For 1986 through 1995 models, you can remove all necessary components from above.
  2. Step 2 Begin by disconnecting the negative battery terminal and draining the radiator into a transportable container. Open the plastic draincock on the lower rear of the radiator and crack the radiator cap.
  3. Step 3 Remove the overflow tube from the coolant recovery bottle and disconnect it from the radiator. On SHO model engines, remove the recovery bottle as well. Next unscrew the shroud and remove it from the retaining clips. Disconnect the wires to the fan motor, and remove the fan assembly and shroud in one piece.
  4. Step 4 Squeeze the hose clamp ends together on the radiator side, and remove the upper and lower hoses. For automatic transaxle models, use either the custom Ford disconnect tool T82L-9500-AH or two crescent wrenches to remove the transmission coolant lines.
  5. Step 5 Disconnect the radiator supports. 1986 through 1992 models will have two upper retaining screws for 3.0 liter and SHO engines. 3.8 liter engines will have two driver's side hex nuts and two passenger side screws. All other models have either the upper screws or the combination of right hand hex nuts and left hand screws.
  6. Step 6 Tilt the radiator backwards toward the engine and lift it out. Fit2.gif the new radiator into the support and replace the support screws and nuts. Reattach the hoses and wires in reverse order.
  7. Step 7 Flush the new radiator with either water or a commercial flush treatment. Connect your battery terminals and replace the coolant and let the engine idle for 5 to 10 minutes with the heater on and the radiator cap removed. Top off the coolant as necessary.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: where do i add radiator stop leak in a 2001 taurus

Remove radiator cap with engine cold, remove enough fluid so it can be replaced with stop leak. Add all stop leak & top off with anti freese. Put cap back on & start engine. Run engine for at least 20 minutes or take for a drive. Leak should stop if not too severe.Hope this advice helps if so rate accordingly. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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    Turn the drain valve at the bottom of the radiator counterclockwise to drain the coolant from your Ford Taurus into a suitable container. Depending on the size of the container, it may be necessary to lift the front end of your Taurus with a jack and lower it onto jack stands, or use wheel ramps.

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Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Ramps and jack stands
  • Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
  • Container for used coolant
  • Crescent wrenches or Ford disconnect tool T82L-9500-AH
  • Hex nut screwdrivers
  • New radiator
  • Flush treatment
  • Coolant
  1. Step 1 Drive your Ford Taurus up a set of ramps onto a pair of jack stands, if it is a 1996 model or newer. Remove the lower splash shields. For 1986 through 1995 models, you can remove all necessary components from above.
  2. Step 2 Begin by disconnecting the negative battery terminal and draining the radiator into a transportable container. Open the plastic draincock on the lower rear of the radiator and crack the radiator cap.
  3. Step 3 Remove the overflow tube from the coolant recovery bottle and disconnect it from the radiator. On SHO model engines, remove the recovery bottle as well. Next unscrew the shroud and remove it from the retaining clips. Disconnect the wires to the fan motor, and remove the fan assembly and shroud in one piece.
  4. Step 4 Squeeze the hose clamp ends together on the radiator side, and remove the upper and lower hoses. For automatic transaxle models, use either the custom Ford disconnect tool T82L-9500-AH or two crescent wrenches to remove the transmission coolant lines.
  5. Step 5 Disconnect the radiator supports. 1986 through 1992 models will have two upper retaining screws for 3.0 liter and SHO engines. 3.8 liter engines will have two driver's side hex nuts and two passenger side screws. All other models have either the upper screws or the combination of right hand hex nuts and left hand screws.
  6. Step 6 Tilt the radiator backwards toward the engine and lift it out. Fit2.gif the new radiator into the support and replace the support screws and nuts. Reattach the hoses and wires in reverse order.
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