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I add water to my radiator and it pours out just as fast as i add it in and it is pouring out at bottom left side front of motor in between oil pan and transmission. help me i dont want to junk the ca

Coolant pouring out in between transmission and oil pan while filling radiator

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  • mitch moskaly Apr 10, 2013

    its a 1995 ford taurus wagon standard 3.0 l

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Sounds Ike a frost plug has gone bad. You need to get under the vehicle and take a look. Year, make, model, and engine size?

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  • mitch moskaly Apr 10, 2013

    you were exactly right, i jacked it up and had my wife add water in ther radiator fill and the water was coming out around the edges of the frost plug. how do you recomend i fix it, the converter is in the way along with the transmission but i can reach it with one hand.

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    Jeremy W. Apr 10, 2013

    Year, make, model, and engine size? If the transmission is blocking it Han the transmission will need to be removed to replace it.

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SOURCE: coolant leak from left side of engine block running down oil pan.

when you say left side are we talking passanger side or drivers side if drivers side which is my guess most likely your waterpump seal is leaking

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

rail495

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SOURCE: i pour coolant in from the radiator cap a almost instantly leaks

I pourd water in radiator and pulled oil dip stick out and the water was pouring out there. What does that mean

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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SOURCE: can't find the spout to pour transmission fluid into Ford Taurus

You need a funnel to add trans fluid to the dipstick tube where u check the trans fluid level. Let me know if u need more help, Add fluid w/ engine running, shift car thru all gears to circulate fluid. Don't overfill, it's bad for the trans.

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

Derrick Nichols

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SOURCE: coolant leaked out leftside of motor.

Check your oil if it's cloudy and watery you've got a blown head gasket, a very expensive repair.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: pour antifreeze and it some leaks out the bottom of car

Probably a gash in under the radiator; drain-plug not tight or bad; hoses leaking.

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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