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I have a 1998 ford taurus the water drained out the car but not from the radiator where could it have come from

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If you are still using the A/C it is coming from the trap in the air ductwork. This is normal and if it did not drain , the water would be leaking inside your car.

Other possibilities include ice or snow which is melting from the undercarriage, windshield washer fluid, and condensation from the exhaust pipes and mufflers. Many automakers have drainholes in the exhaust pipe and muffler to keep the parts from rusting.

I hope my solution is very helpful to you. If you are not sure it is water, check the spot you parked at for Brake fluid, or oil.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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