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It sounds like you have a vapor lock in the cooling system. The same thing happened to me and all I did was remove the rad cap,started the engine and brought it up to temperture. I then let it cool down,topped up the coolent and replaced the rad cap. That worked for me,now everything is back to normal. It's worth a try,good luck. Len

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I have a 99 ford taurus and the heater is not working properly what could be the problom ?

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