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1991 Ford Taurus Question: Overheating

 

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Matt1clitaurus, 3.0L V6, Mohave Valley, AZ, September 06, 2009, 16:48
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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.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 07, 2009, 08:24
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    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.

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    Visitor, August 13, 2010, 19:32

    The head gasket would not be effected unless there is oil in their coolant and water or water in their oil

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    Visitor, August 13, 2010, 19:30

    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.

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