Question about 1998 Ford Taurus
The pulley that releases tension is on the passenger side and has a 1/2" square breaker bar hole to put a 1/2" breaker bar (2 feet long) into that you can get from Sears or an auto parts store that sells tools.
I would check the fluid level in the overflow tank to make sure there is enough coolant in the system.
Then, I would consider having it flushed and filled with new coolant.
I would check for slow leaks out of the water pump area on the passenger's side. There is an oil and coolant cover gasket on the side of the engine that sometimes leaks in the vicinity of the water pump.
We have a 1998 Ford Taurus that had this problem, and it took a few hundred dollars to fix the leak.
Posted on Aug 06, 2010
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