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My 2001 ford taurus is leaking coolant on the firewall side of the engine. is there a coolant hose on that side that could be leaking?

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It could be a hose on top of the engine leaking back there. It could also be a freeze plug on the back of the engine. Its a round disk about 2-3" in diameter and is recessed about 3/8" into the block. Check those out and make sure all hoses are good and tight. Any hoses that are kind of puffed out above the clamp should be replaced

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Could be a heater hose, heater coil, or even a freeze plug on that side of engine.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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Leaking coolant; had water pump replaced but still leaking coolant


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Im leaking antifreeze from a pipe by the firewall what is that pipe is call, u have one side going to the water pump, and the other side going to the thermostate


this should be the heater core,is the pipe itsself bad or is it just the hose needing replaced?does heat work,is the passengers floorboard wet with coolant?could be the hose bad or the heater core bad,some cars have whats called a heater control valve right there at the firewall that the hoses hook up to,it could be bad,if hoses just hook up to two pipes sticking out of firewall,check hoses first,then look in passengers floor to see if its wet,heater core is inexspensive but costly to have replaced.

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I have a 2001 Ford Taurus and I'm trying to replace the power steering hose. I have disconnected it at the pump but can't find the other end. Can you please help with this?


If you get on the drivers side of the engine compartment, go back to the firewall and find your steering control and brake master cylinder.
Now look down below those components along the firewall you should see the two connection points (input & output) for your sterring rack.
Those two ports are just to the right of the drivers side rubber boot.

I looked at mine and one hose has a cannister on it and runs along the front of the engine then over the top and down to the rack...while the other hose runs along the bottom of the radiator to the drivers side and stays below the engine area all the way to the rack.

Hope this helps.

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I have a 2001 ford taurus and i have antifreeze coming out of the firewall. to me it looks like a plug is missing . has anybody ever seen this before


Yep - if the coolant is inside the car, you've got a bad heater core. The inlet and outlet ports go through the firewall into the engine compartment and connect to hoses there. If the leak is in the engine compartment, the hoses may be cracked from age and leaking.

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Cant find coolant lines


jack it up on the passenger side and remove the plastic inner fenders this will give you a better view of the cooling system and the hoses below that run to the water pump and radiator.

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POSSIBLE LEAK FROM THE TUBE CONNECTED TO THE FIREWALL.


pipe going to the fire wall is usualy the cabin heater. for the time being there should be 2 hoses going to the fire wall coolant in/out. remove them from the pipe on the fire wall and blank them off or if the hose is split replace them. it could be the heater core but that usualy leaks into the cab.

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