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1999 Ford Taurus that pushes radiator fluid out of the over flow and is really rusty. Air locked was fixed, flushed out 2 times, new reseviour, new hoses, and steams a bit behind the engine. No antifreeze in the oil. Heater hasn't been working either. New thermostat. Overheats and the overflow cap isn't even warm.

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  • Howard Pfeiffer
    Howard Pfeiffer Mar 18, 2015

    Must be air trapped...try bleeding the system from above the thermostat... may need to disconnect the upper radiator hose to bleed...

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Try a radiator cap, but sounds like water pump if not the cap...The cap is very important, and a cheap fix. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

  • Kristen Greer Mar 18, 2015

    New cap already in place and the water pump was replaced recently

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Replace radiator cap , it's weak an not letting system build to normal pressure . Air in system !

Posted on Mar 18, 2015

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SOURCE: My 84 cressida is overheating (has new radiator

It really seems like you'll need a radiator. The rad can appear to have good flow because even if it's plugged, coolant will bypass the cooling fins. If you can get at it, try putting your hand on the surface of the radiator when the engine is hot but not running. The rad will fell relatively cool across the surface if it's bad...hot if coolant is flowing through the core. Those hand-held laser thermometers are handy for doing this as well.

Posted on Jun 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Overheating caddy! Restricted flow from

you don't say what year caddy. but older models (especially the 4.1L) did have a problem with intake manifolg blockages and gasket leaks. if that sounds like it could be your problem try replacing the intake manifold gasket, and clean out the inside of the manifold while it's off either manually, or by having it put in an acid vat at a rebuild shop or napa center

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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SOURCE: My 1999 ford taurus heater

Sounds like the heater core may be blocked..First check the level make sure its full..Then let the vehicle get up to operating temperature..Feel the heater hoses going into the firewall..Both should be hot to touch..If one is hot and the other one is warm or not warm ,,then you have a blockage in the heater core..If its block ,,then i have cleaned them out by taking the heater hoses off,,and running a garden hose through the heater core..If that doesnt work then you have to remove the dash,,and replace the heater core..

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

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SOURCE: 2003 camry new thermostat new radiator cap pushing coolant to overflow.

thermostat is not opening

Posted on Jan 15, 2012

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SOURCE: 1999 ford taurus antifreeze pushes out reserve reservoir at start-up pressure builds bad whats the problem???

I would think you have a badly leaking engine cylinder head gasket. Have a shop test for that.

Posted on Oct 31, 2012

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