Ford Taurus 1997 3.0L efi V6 Coolant ...
Roxy2682

United States

#41 Feb 20, 2012
I have a 2000 taurus and I have a overheating problem. I had the themostat and intake manifold replaced 3 yrs ago then it started doing it still, I had a pressure test done nd they said gasket to the water pump aince you have take water pump off to get to it I just replaced water pump too. Wellput antifreeze in and you could see when car was running it was dripping a little bit by the water pump, I hadda put antifreeze in a little bit but now it over heats everyday, ill put some in and not even be gone 10 mins nd its overheating again ans where my cars parked there a whole bunch antifreeze there's whaf could it be?
Porsche

Burlington, NC

#42 Apr 30, 2012
I have a 97 Ford taurus gl 3.0 ohv that is leaking antifreeze. Had it pressure tested and shop says it is coming from timing chain cover gasket. Is that likely as I have read anitfreeze doesnt leak from a timing cover gasket. How do I tell if is leaking from the water pump gasket as i also have hardly any heat even after flushing and new thermostats. Please Help
joanna

Atwell, Australia

#43 May 31, 2012
i have the same problem once i had to change my pump now its something else you wonder whether they make them to leak one after the other. had to pay for the pump and now its leaking again what a lots of bull. no other way to fix the front wheel drive only the mechanic can do it not like an ordinary ford unfortunately.
Porsche

Graham, NC

#44 Jul 8, 2012
I have a 97 ford taurus gl v6 3.0 that was leaking antifreeze. Had to keep putting antifreeze in coolant bucket every couple days. My leak was behind the timing chain cover. Husband put new gasket on. Also replaced water pump. Do not see leaking antifreeze now and coolant seems to be staying in coolant recovery tank. So far So Good!! Big Job though for a home mechanic as there is no room to barely fit your hands to work on it. Pain in the ____ car.
Scott

Springfield, NJ

#45 Sep 14, 2012
I have a 2001 Taurus... I been having issues with the coolant boiling out from resavoir cap. I bought a new cap, replaced the thermostat and waterpump and car is still doing the same thing. Car drives great but after driving it a short distance the coolant just starts boiling out from the cap until it all comes out. Does anyone know what the issue could be?????
russ

Shepherdsville, KY

#46 Oct 10, 2012
Changed a water pump on a 97 ford taurus and now the heater won't get hot someone said to burp it the only place to put coolant in is the resorvior.
nathan

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#47 Jan 22, 2013
Im having problems with my 97 taurus leaking coolant looks like its leaking from the cap or by the driverside front can any one give me some advice
Jcooper

Tucker, GA

#48 Jan 27, 2013
Scott wrote:
I have a 2001 Taurus... I been having issues with the coolant boiling out from resavoir cap. I bought a new cap, replaced the thermostat and waterpump and car is still doing the same thing. Car drives great but after driving it a short distance the coolant just starts boiling out from the cap until it all comes out. Does anyone know what the issue could be?????
I had the same problem with my 2003. Shortly after it started my engine was making a grinding noise, I replaced my water pump and it stopped.
Daniel MN

Fond Du Lac, WI

#49 Nov 27, 2013
Best thing to do when you buy a car. Get the repair manule for it. This will help with knowing what part your dealing with and how to properly take care/Handle it.
debra

Vashon, WA

#50 May 18, 2014
I have a 1997 ford taurus and its got a tee in the radiator hoses that has blown twice in the last 3 days. can you tell me what the problem might be. thanks
DollarWill

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#51 Oct 14, 2014
Mark wrote:
It is probably coming from the heater core just on the other side of the firewall. The heater core is either on the passenger side on more towards the middle of the firewall. It is a major job to replace the heater core.($800 Job) The whole dash has to come out just to get to it. But I was able to fix my 99 Ford Taurus With the following. This car has a factory problem that the hose from the water pump goes straight to the heater core. Putting to much pressure in the heater core. Causing it to break open. Here is the fix. Remove the hose that is going from the water pump to the heater core at the heater core end. ONLY do this when the engine is cold!!
Place a flow restrictor in the hose or the heater core opening. I used the little tapered piece that comes with the tube of RTV. It fits into the heater core, but the RTV tube end stops it from going into the heater core. And it the hose slides right over it. Just cut off the tip at the second smallest taper. First put some stop leak directly into the heater core if possible. If not just put it into the reservoir. Put the hose back on, tighten the clamp. Fill with coolant. Let it idle for ten minutes or so, to seal the leak. Recheck the coolant level. Should be good to go. If you don't put the restrictor in the hose, the leak seal will not seal for very long. With the restrictor it should last for years.
I also have a 99 Taurus with the same problem. Every other day I had to add water to the cooling system. When the problem got bad enough I discovered a cracked in the bypass hose that goes from the water pump to the heater core. The plastic You connector between the water pump and the heater was cracked and steam was evaporating there. Since it was a high pressure leak you will only see it when the cracks get really bad! This is a very common problem with this car.
Ron

Des Moines, IA

#52 Jan 13, 2015
I have a 2003 Taurus its leaking fluids from some where I can't find it it leaks then stops then leaks again its driving me crazy I even took it to a mechanic he cant find it either
Ron

Des Moines, IA

#53 Jan 13, 2015
I changed that already and whater pump I can't even see where this leak is coming from
notelling

Goldsboro, NC

#54 Jan 25, 2015
RMA wrote:
After several mechanics said it shouldn't happen, I got one to pull the engine and found that most of my freeze plugs had holes in them (especially the ones facing the transmission). He replaced them all with brass freeze plugs. This should not happen to most cars, and I can't explain why it happened to mine, unless someone put something corrosive in the coolant system (I bought the car used, about 15,000 miles ago). Have your mechanic watch the leak, otherwise they might not believe it.
The cost of replacing all the freezeplugs
l Garner

Branson, MO

#55 Feb 21, 2015
Steve wrote:
I have a really bad leak. As soon as I put coolant in, it spills out. Looks like it is coming from between the block and the transmission and spilling straight down onto ground. There is no visible leak from anywhere up top and I only see the leak from the bottom of vehicle. Is there some coolant line between the block and the transmission?
There are 3 freeze plugs on this and 1 is located in the area you are talking about I would check your freeze plugs
angicat

United States

#56 Mar 25, 2015
blackman wrote:
this t-shape water hose looks to be the corprit. the leak finds a weak point and appears to leak slowly and when the car is well cool and setting the leak flows. the plastic T seems to be the weak point.
anyway, i'm gonna change it.
Anyone know what that line is called the t is leaking and i need to replace
Bmg1221

Houston, TX

#57 Apr 8, 2015
Josh wrote:
I had a coolant issue were it would build up pressure and blow out the cap. that got fixed then it started over heating. that was fixed with a new radiator becouse the previous one was supposibly clogged beyond flushing. now the poor car has no heater and is back to losing coolant somehow. the shop i toke it too the previous times have diagnosed it with having a bad head gasket or head. but after letting the car run for a while there was no white cloud of death or no smell of antifreeze on my hand from the exhuast. I plan on getting a second opinion before i junk it becouse it still runs strong and still has life left and it has 1700+ dollars worth of new parts or supposibly new parts. Any theories or suggestions on what the problem might really be with it.
Sounds like heater core is bad. When the core is clogged the water that is being pumped in from the water pump is forced through the bypass hose. No hot water in core = no hot air from heater. As for losing the coolant check the heater hose, bypass hose, and your connections for all the above on your cars firewall for a leak.
tankboots

Portland, OR

#58 Apr 9, 2015
blackman wrote:
this t-shape water hose looks to be the corprit. the leak finds a weak point and appears to leak slowly and when the car is well cool and setting the leak flows. the plastic T seems to be the weak point.
anyway, i'm gonna change it.
did you get that plastic T changed?? can you change it with out changing all the hoses?....that's where my leak is...was is terrible, or easy? thanks :)
Jon

Van Nuys, CA

#59 Sep 14, 2015
Have a drip from under housing. Not from block side but from belt side help. Its a 97 taurus 3.0.
Chadhubb

Locust, NC

#60 Feb 22, 2016
I'm wondering about freeze plugs, I've been told water is coming from there. Between motor and trans

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