Overheating on 1991 Ford Taurus

The car just quits working and I know it's overheating but my temperature gauge never reads over normal. Water and coolant seem to be just disappearing from the radiator. Any suggestions? thanks.

by in Mohave Valley, AZ on September 06, 2009
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , September 07, 2009
I would have a shop check to make sure that the head gasket is OK. This would explain why the coolant is disappearing and the overheating.
COMMENT by , August 13, 2010
The head gasket would not be effected unless there is oil in their coolant and water or water in their oil
ANSWER by , August 13, 2010
You most likely have a leak probably in the radiator itself or in one of the hoses now it could also be just comming out of the over flow on the resevior or the box you put coolant and water in it should have a cap that says coolant only look near the top of this there will be a hole for water to over. try looking under your car and see if you can see where it is leaking from. 2. as for the temp. gauge you will probably need a temp. gauge sensor they are fairly cheap probably $15 - $20. This should fix that problem.