Re: 97 Ford taurus coolant leakage
well, did you check the oil, if you get a blown head gasket most times it will enter the crankcase. if you know what oil looks like you can tell if something isnt right. you could have a blown radiator, blown hose, blown water pump.
have it towed to a mechanic
personally if it were me i would check the crank case for water in the oil.
if the oil was ok if not replace engine or junk it.
then fill the radiator.
remove the thermostat housing and the thermostat
replace the housing and make sure it was sealed up.
crank the engine and and see if it still ran then i would look for leaks
starting at the radiator then i would look at all the hoses then i would look at the water pump housing then i would check the cab on the passenger side to see if there was water comming from the heater core.
then i would fix the leak. test it agian
then i would drain the water agian replace the thermostat and fill with antifreeze
get a beer and call it a day.