Re: 96 3.0 liter ohv coolant issues
well I wish I would have gotten at least 1 reply to the post but oh well. I did some searching on my own and found a bulletin that covered my issue. It seems to have been a major issue with a LOT of taurus and sables with the 3 liter vulcan engine and there is a bulletin that covers 96-99 models. I know in my experience I had seen it before but didnt know the cause. Anyhow a VERY thorough flush procedure and a new water pump, heater hose, and thermostat is the solution. So far no problems of any sort so I may have squeezed by without having to replace the head gaskets this time.