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My antifreeze keep leaking out , it started a few days ago.the car runs good i have had it two years without any problems can you tell me what might be going on , it the only car i have.

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The water pump and related area may be leaking antifreeze. Check near the belt pulley for the water pump. There may be other issues that require the gasket further in the engine changed which is related to engine oil. My family had a 1998 Ford Taurus that had this problem and it cost a few hundred to have it fixed.

One may also look for a leak at the radiator (or hoses )which is further forward.
Water Pump Removal & Installation 3.0L (2V) To Remove:

  1. Drain the engine cooling system.
  2. Loosen the water pump pulley.
  3. Remove the bolt and the nut and position the roll restrictor bracket out of the way.
  4. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  5. Remove the generator.
  6. Remove the bolt and the accessory drive belt tensioner.
  7. Remove the nut, the bolt and the support bracket.
  8. Remove the bolts and the water pump pulley.
  9. Disconnect the water pump inlet hose and the crankshaft position sensor electrical connector.
  10. Remove the bolts and the water pump, and clean the sealing surfaces
To Install:
  1. Install the water pump. Tighten bolts in the sequence shown:
    • Tighten numbers 1-7 to 18 ft.-lbs. (25 Nm)
    • Tighten numbers 8-12 to 89 in.-lbs. (10 Nm)
    Water pump bolt torque sequence (3.0L (2V) engine) my antifreeze keep leaking out - ford-03-30-409.gif

  2. Connect the crankshaft position sensor electrical connector and the water pump inlet hose
  3. Install the support bracket.
  4. Install the accessory drive shaft tensioner.
  5. Install the generator.
  6. Install the roll restrictor bracket, bolt and the nut.
  7. Install the water pump pulley.
  8. Install the accessory drive belt.
  9. Connect the battery ground cable.
  10. Fill the engine cooling system.
3.0L (4V) To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove the right front splash shield.
  5. Disconnect the hoses from the water pump.
  6. Lower the vehicle.
  7. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  8. Disconnect the upper hose from the water pump.
  9. Remove the A/C compressor support brace.
  10. Remove the four mounting nuts and the water pump.
To Install:
  1. Position the water pump and install the mounting nuts. Tighten the nuts to 18 ft.-lbs. (25 Nm).
  2. Install the A/C compressor support brace.
  3. Connect the upper hose to the water pump.
  4. Install the drive belt.
  5. Raise and support the vehicle.
  6. Connect the hoses to the water pump.
  7. Install the splash shield.
  8. Fill the engine cooling system.

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