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Q: the car just started to smoke from the hood on 1991 Ford Taurus

well the car was parked i went to the gas station and ran in wen i ran out the car started to smoke i turnrd off the car and coolent pored out.i checked and the plastic container was empty and i put some and it pored out i have some in the radiader but when i drive the temp gauge goes to hot and it smokes as well.what is it?
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Sounds like the coolant reservoir has a hole in it or maybe the hose has come off. Take a good look at it. Put water in it and see where it pours out. You could also have radiator or thermostat problems. Don't drive the car if the engine is overheating, you'll damage the engine.
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well i got someone to check it out and turns out to be the water pump i got the part (not bad price 25.00) now just got to try to find someone to put it in...Thank you for your reply
Similar thing happened to me driving around and all of a sudden steam poured from under the hood and most of the coolant just poured out from somewhere. After later inspection I noticed my resevoir "bust out" the bottom had 4 huge cracks and aparently is a common issue on most taurus. You can look on ebay for a good deal ($25) on a new one or pay $40-60 in stores. Hope this helps
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