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My 2002 for taurus runs out of antifreeze every 2 weeks. I don't see a leak anywhere. Also, sometimes I can smell antifreeze when standing in front of the car, near the hood. Is it possible it is burning antifreeze? Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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No, it can't burn it, the engine would seize if it would do that. The antifreeze is lost thru evaporation - this is why you smell it. Check the radiator cap and the overfill tube and bowl.

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