what would cause a coolant leak below the hvac plenum on a 1997 ford taurus on 1997 Ford Taurus

coolant runs out right past the water pump as the car is running, with the heat on.

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sounds like a timing cover or intake manifold leak seek a diag and est
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possible intake manifold gasket or timing cover gasket leaky
Thanks guys, that's what I was thinking. Did a bit of online research and found some of the fords are prone to cracking intakes also.