ancientboardsailor

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I'm retired from the FAA in Washington, DC where I worked as an Operations Research Analyst. I now live in Bradenton, FL. I have done most of my own automotive repair and maintenance over the years and still do some. I have a '98 Ford Taurus and a '99 Ford Escort ZX2. My wife has a '11 Camry. I do board sailing on ocasion and that's my favorite thing.
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Question Answered: i have a 98 ford tuarus and it just started over heating fast.
August 01, 2013, 02:06 PM
My highly reliable 1998 Taurus with 180k had an overheating problem a couple of months ago. It finally got so bad that I couldn't drive more than 5 miles without it running low on coolant. Rather than diagnose it myself, I took it to an expert backlot mechanic. The problem was a worn out coolant fan. He replaced the whole unit for $200. It now runs great again. So check that out before doing engine work.
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Car Review: 1998 Ford Taurus
August 01, 2013, 02:37 PM
I bought our 1998 Taurus SE wagon in Maryland when it was about 2 years old and had about 50,000 miles on it. (It was a salesman's car.) It now has 180,000 miles on it. It runs great and looks good. It has been very dependable and economical. I did brake work (which is to be expected) and some minor repairs, but had no engine, transmission, A/C, or radiator problems. Eight years ago it made six (1,000-miles each way) round trips loaded to the roof rack and pulling a heavy trailor to move us to Florida and got about 27 mpg in the process. This puppy saved us a bundle.
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