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Old 03-07-2008, 19:14   #1 (permalink)
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99 tarus coolant missing

I have a 99 taurus wagon with 95k miles. I just topped off the reservoir with coolant and about 30 miles later I'm down about 1/3 of a gallon (happened twice). I don't see any leaks when I'm parked or any signs of a leak. I checked oil level and it's ok.
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Re: 99 tarus coolant missing

EAsiest way to check is to have a cooling system pressure check done. However, the reservoir bottles are known to develop cracks. Check that first.
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EAsiest way to check is to have a cooling system pressure check done. However, the reservoir bottles are known to develop cracks. Check that first.
Thanks, I was thinking of replacing the cap. I checked on line and I can get the reservoir and cap for $25. I will replace
that myself and if it doesnt work I will do as you suggest.
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I had this happen also but mine was mixing in with the oil which meant bad head gasket
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I had this happen also but mine was mixing in with the oil which meant bad head gasket
I checked oil level - no change since I "lost" 1 gal. of coolent. Also I think I would of seen a sign of the antifreeze on the dipstick (looks and smells normal).
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You're right,mine had the milky look on the dipstick.Lucky you
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You're right,mine had the milky look on the dipstick.Lucky you
For future ref., did dealer replace head gasket and how much?
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Had my mechanic give me an estamite and he said around $1,000 and of course that's all labor.I'm told it's like 2 day job??
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Re: 99 tarus coolant missing

I went through this a a few months back with my 01, it was the reservoir that was leaking. I could never see anything on the ground but I could smell the antifreeze. I searched for the leak but could never find it. Then one day we were parked on a down hill slope and we noticed it dripping. While I had the reservoir out I went ahead and changed out the waterpump as it is easy to do w/o the bottle in place.
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I went through this a a few months back with my 01, it was the reservoir that was leaking. I could never see anything on the ground but I could smell the antifreeze. I searched for the leak but could never find it. Then one day we were parked on a down hill slope and we noticed it dripping. While I had the reservoir out I went ahead and changed out the waterpump as it is easy to do w/o the bottle in place.
Just pulled out the reservoir, there were some cracks on the bottom. The plastic was thick, I wouldn't think it would crack like that.
Good idea to replace the water pump, wish I had thought of it. I guess I'll replace in the summer when I can do it outside in warm weather with a few cold ones!!!
I'll post tomorrow after I drive around awhile to make sure that was it....

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