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I have a 1990 Ford Taurus, and the resivour is almost empty, is it true that I only need to add water to the rad in the summer?

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No just water will cause premature overheating, add a mix of half and half to the reservoir

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get test tool called a block tester (a free loner tool from Autozone) the test fluid for tester is about $8.00 us open hood on your car make sure fluid in coolent resivour is about 3 inches low so u dont get coolent in tester. run car at high speed till it is hot be careful opening resivovr that u dont burn yourself. put blue fluid in tester,put tester in resivour sealing it as best as possible squeeze bulb for up to 2 minutes sucking only air. if fluid turnes yellow you have a head gasket leek. they dont always blow white smoke.but may if you drive them long enough. if this is helpful please leave me great feed back.

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Heater just buts out cold air

Any leaks in the system(do you have to add water regularly?)? Check the heater control valve- it allows hot water to circulate through the heater core. Could be bad.

Jan 14, 2013 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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Where is the location of the radiator cap in 99 Ford Taurus? And how do I get to it?

The resivour cap is the only one in Taurus, so start the vehicle and fill the resivor with coolant.

Sep 16, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus

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How to i flush a radiator on a 2000 expedition and what tools do i need?

you need, knife/ gear clamp,screwdriver /nut driver (for gear clamp) and garden hose
with water pressure hook up hot water is better
you can buy a can or to of rad flush but dishwasher soap works good (it wont suds up )
also rad flush kit with garden hose addapter (most kit are compatable)
1-drain existing coolant in container for recycling
2-locate heater return hose to block and cut to installed flush kit addapter
always better to reveres flussh system with engine off and rad cap removed
drain valve closed hook up garden hose and run hot tap water true system
it will eventually cove out your rad cap (surge tank) until it runs clear
know sut off the garden hose add your cleaning additives installed rad filler cap
run engine per direction on can or 10 to 15 min. sut off engine removed filler cap
open drain valve on radiator and drain out system open water from garden hose
run water until clean water run true shut off garden hose and removed cap off with
cap supplied with kit let system drain completly . repeat cleaning operation until
water runs clear
add 1 jug of concentrated coolant (will mix with ressidual water and finish filling
system with premix used recomended coolant only for your engine your freeze
point of new coolant should be above spec and will be fine
do not used pure concentrated coolant only .your ownners manual spec section will
give capacities system will hold

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Where do you find radiator filler. engine was streaming filled the coolant container but not sure if it took out enough water to fill radiator

most rads dont have a filler cap,,,,fill header tank and blead the engine water jaket from the blead screw on the top hose,

Dec 01, 2010 | 2001 Ford Taurus

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I have a 1990 ford taurus and the battery wont hold a charge, and looks like it's leaking out the bottom, could it have a crack in the bottom? also It is running hot can I put rad fluid in it and water or...

Hi, you will need to replace the battery as it is cracked if its leaking water and acid. This is why it will not hold a charge. If this auto is over heating, and the water and antifreeze is at is proper level and over heating, that's the place to start is to buy a prestone flush kit and clean out the cooling system. If it over heats after you continue on, you may have a faulty thermostat or the radiator may need to be rodded out by a shop.I would try to clean it your self first as this may solve your problem at little cost to you. Check your hoses to see if they are weak by grabbing hold on them as they have a spring inside that prevents them from colappsing closed as this will cause it to over heat. You may have to have it checked by a mechanic if it continues after you have done these checks as there are other things that cause over heating like a head gasket, warped head, cracked block and so on. Check your water pump for any signs of a leak from the bottom hole. Make sure you use a 50/50 mix of antifreeze. I hope I have given you some direction to follow. Please don't forget to rate me and I know you will be kind. Good Luck,

Aug 27, 2010 | 1990 Ford Taurus

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Heat comes and goes

This is a common problem with the Taurus. You have an air lock in the system. You need drain the rad and open the cooling system at the highest point. This is usually the upper hose on the heater core.Fill the rad very slowly until the coolant comes out of the upper hose connection. Once done run the car with the hose reconnected and the rad cap off.Put a container under the rad filler.Run the car until it comes up to temp.Slowing top off the rad with the car still running. This should do it.

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My ford taurus hates us

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