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My 2001 Ford Windstar van seems to be using alot of coolant daily

My 2001 Ford Windstar van seems to be using alot of water/coolant. Filling coolant container daily & empty by end of day. No leaks I can find nor does Temp gauge go past middle. Does not seem to over heat. Did notice coolant smell & some vapor coming from vents inside van but no steam or leaks from engine compartment?

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Possible coolant leak on hot engine parts causing it to evaporate as it leaks. That would definitely invade the cabin air. You would need to carefully check under the hood with the engine warmed up and running.

Also could be a headgasket failure between coolant channels and a combustion chamber. This latter problem sometimes shows itself as vapor at the tailpipe after there should be no more visible. You may also detect the odor of coolant there too.

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