Ford Taurus Cooling System Flush

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Steev

AOL

#1 Jul 2, 2006
Can anybody give me some insight on how to flush the cooling system on a 1997 Ford Taurus? I can't seem to find a valve or petcock on the radiator.
Is there a flush kit that can be purchased from a car parts store?
How do I make sure I get the correct mixture of anti-freeze to water back in the system?
Thank you!

Steev
Chris

Madison, WI

#2 Sep 26, 2006
The way to do it yourself is to buy a kit for cooling system flushing and install it on the heater inlet hose. the plastic kit comes with a tee and a cap which is removeable to hook up your garden hose you flush it with regular water.
I just disconnect the lower radiater hose a drain it into a bucket( 2-3 gallons for sufficient room)
refill with 50-50 mix use only green coolant -not- the dexcool or orange.
james

Towson, MD

#3 Jul 22, 2007
can anyone tell me what the name of the part is that has a connection for three coolant hoses on a 1997 ford taurus 3.0 dohc. I need to replace it and no auto parts store can seem to track down what its called. Its located on the upper right side facing the motor
eduardo

San Mateo, CA

#4 Aug 4, 2007
Have a Taurus 2001
need to know if the flushing for the 1997 is the same as Chris mentioned.
Chris ?
Billl lP

Flint, MI

#5 Nov 10, 2007
Can a 1996 Taurus cooling system be properly drained without removing the shield below the radiator and if an after market (or other) flush kit has not been installed? Also, why is the green anti-freeze recommended over the orange or dexcool fluid?

Since: Nov 07

Tennessee

#6 Nov 10, 2007
Where is the coolant drain plug / radiator petcock for a 1997 Ford Taurus?

Since: Nov 07

Tennessee

#7 Nov 10, 2007
If you find out anything, please send comment. I will do the same. Thanks

Since: Nov 07

Tennessee

#8 Nov 11, 2007
I found the drain plug. Looking at the front of the car, through the bumper on the driver's side. It's a vertical plug, but with no access. I drilled a 1 1/2 hole, up through the plastic underling, using a wood drill bit, and easily accessed it with pliers. I then flushed through the coolant tank. Replaced the plug, added coolant, 100% success. I also cut a piece of plastic and used 1/2 screws to mount it to the plastic underlining.
mark

Sydney, Australia

#9 Nov 22, 2007
james wrote:
can anyone tell me what the name of the part is that has a connection for three coolant hoses on a 1997 ford taurus 3.0 dohc. I need to replace it and no auto parts store can seem to track down what its called. Its located on the upper right side facing the motor
Upper Radiator Hose do a search for gates upper radiator hose
Bill

Applecross, Australia

#10 Dec 2, 2007
I have a cooling system problem 97 Taurus..
Symptoms are:
Overheating with lack of flow being the most likely cause.
Have serviced raditor..only 15% blocked, replaced thermostat. No indication of a head gasket issue.
It takes some time to overheat and when it does the coolant is boiling in the block with resultant banging and quivering of hoses. The climate control which could be an associated problem does not want to go into heater mode, which could indicate a blocked heater core. Does the system rely on the heater core having 100% flow all the time? Thanks
Jrick

Chester, SC

#11 Jan 1, 2008
sounds like there is air trapped in cooling system. heater will not work and engine will overheat even though you see coolant in the overflow tank. it is neccessary to remove the heater hose at the engine block, remove the thermostat, fill engine through the thermostat hole until it comes out heater hose. I will try to return and post a refference for this.
Jrick

Chester, SC

#12 Jan 1, 2008
Coolant Fill Procedure

At times, in order to completely remove any trapped air in the cooling system of vehicles, it may be necessary to use the following procedure:

Disconnect the heater hose at the right front or rear of the engine.
Remove the thermostat and housing.
Using the thermostat opening, carefully fill the engine with the proper clean coolant mixture until observed at the engine side heater hose connection.
Reconnect the heater hose and reinstall the thermostat and housing.
Fill the degas bottle to the coolant fill level mark.
Run the engine until it reaches normal operating temperatures.
Select max heat and max blower speed on the climate system.
NOTE: IF THE HEAT OUTPUT IS INSUFFICIENT, OR THE ENGINE DOES NOT REACH NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURES, VERIFY PROPER THERMOSTAT OPERATION AND REPEAT PROCEDURE IF REQUIRED.
Eric NJ

United States

#13 Jan 1, 2008
97 taurus]
overheating, coolsant boils out of the reservior, water gauge almost reaches red.sand i have very litte heat. need help reservior was cracked and replaced
Dan

Hinesville, GA

#14 Jan 20, 2008
I have a 2001 Taurus, it is really a worthless vehicle, chronic problems with cooling, injectors, charging, poor economy, horrid fit and finish...dealer WILL NOT take one of these garbage vehicles on trade antwhere near low KBB value. My advice: DO NOT buy one, if you have one
it is better to have it stolen than to constantantly repair, replace and become pissed at this terrible car

“I'm broke with no car you?”

Since: Jan 08

Apple Valley

#15 Jan 20, 2008
does anybody know how i can get access deep inside the vent that comes from my center console above my radio. something fell into it.

“I'm broke with no car you?”

Since: Jan 08

Apple Valley

#16 Jan 20, 2008
sp,ething fell into my vent because the cover was off do you know how i can get into the vent?>
lamarr

Atlanta, GA

#17 Feb 18, 2008
james wrote:
can anyone tell me what the name of the part is that has a connection for three coolant hoses on a 1997 ford taurus 3.0 dohc. I need to replace it and no auto parts store can seem to track down what its called. Its located on the upper right side facing the motor
did you ever find out the name of your 3 way
connector?
lamarr

Atlanta, GA

#18 Feb 18, 2008
did anyone ever find out the name of the 3 way
connector for the heater hose on the ford taurus.
TJohson

Memphis, TN

#19 Feb 23, 2008
Dan wrote:
I have a 2001 Taurus, it is really a worthless vehicle, chronic problems with cooling, injectors, charging, poor economy, horrid fit and finish...dealer WILL NOT take one of these garbage vehicles on trade antwhere near low KBB value. My advice: DO NOT buy one, if you have one
it is better to have it stolen than to constantantly repair, replace and become pissed at this terrible car
Sorry for you I have a 2001 Ford Tarus bought used 3 years ago not many problems except the upkeep that you need for the car. I love my ford
soccermom

Baltimore, MD

#20 Mar 8, 2008
lamarr wrote:
did anyone ever find out the name of the 3 way
connector for the heater hose on the ford taurus.
If it's on top of the engine and has four hoses, it's a special hose available only from Ford. If it's on the bottom, it's the lower heater hose and is sold as a unit.

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