Question Asked: Losing Anti-freeze
February 18, 2009, 09:06 AM
I have been losing a quart of antifreeze every about every 140 miles. It's got worse over time. 2 different shops say they can't find a problem. They've replaced the thermostat and gasket, done a pressure check and checked the exhaust gases and found no problems. After the car is warmed up, there is a heavy smell of anti-freeze coming from the engine compartment but no visible signs of leaking. Any ideas? Thanks.
Car Review: 1995 Mercury Mystique
February 18, 2009, 10:24 AM
This car, although it appears to be a low-end basic vehicle, has been a pretty decent car. I purchased it from an original owner that took good care of it. It now has 120,000 miles on it and it's just now starting to experience some overheating/antifreeze loss issues. Pros - good gas mileage, peppy 4 cyl. engine and ok body style. Cons - noisy engine, headlight covers,over a period of time, turn yellowish and cause the headlights to dim, trunk seal is weak and causes leakage.