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My 1992 ford taurus is loosing anti freeze, funny noise in engine, lots of smoke coming out from under hood when warm. could it be the water pump? how expensive of a repair?

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    I have a 1998 ford econovan maxi (2000cc version) - it is blowing blue smoke (lots) when it starts up but seems fine when the engine has warmed. A mate reckons it is a valve problem and could be expensive to repair. Would welcome any advice and an idea of the possible cost to fix




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Check the radiator- maybe radiator is leaking. Also cold be water pump to.

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