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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 07:01 PM
Mike N
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Antifreeze smell

I have a 93 Taurus 3.0 liter. I can't find a antifreeze leak. I have
detected an odor of antifreeze outside of the car(when you approach the car
after it has been running) . But for the life of me I can't find it.No wet
spots on the ground or on or around the engine ever,but it looses a little
bit( about a pint every two months) Any help would be appreciated .


 
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-14-05, 08:01 PM
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Mike N wrote:
> I have a 93 Taurus 3.0 liter. I can't find a antifreeze leak. I have
> detected an odor of antifreeze outside of the car(when you approach the car
> after it has been running) . But for the life of me I can't find it.No wet
> spots on the ground or on or around the engine ever,but it looses a little
> bit( about a pint every two months) Any help would be appreciated .
>
>


It's pretty common on 3.0 Tauri for the water pump to leak and drip onto the
exhaust. The drips don't hit the ground. Also look for seepage in the heater pipes and
short hoses in the right rear engine compartment area.
 
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Re: Antifreeze smell

Thanks Tom I will
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> Mike N wrote:
>> I have a 93 Taurus 3.0 liter. I can't find a antifreeze leak. I have
>> detected an odor of antifreeze outside of the car(when you approach the
>> car after it has been running) . But for the life of me I can't find
>> it.No wet spots on the ground or on or around the engine ever,but it
>> looses a little bit( about a pint every two months) Any help would be
>> appreciated .

>
> It's pretty common on 3.0 Tauri for the water pump to leak and drip onto
> the exhaust. The drips don't hit the ground. Also look for seepage in the
> heater pipes and short hoses in the right rear engine compartment area.



 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-05, 08:01 AM
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Re: Antifreeze smell

Does that car have a plastic intake manifold?

 
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-05, 09:01 AM
DustyRhoades@mailcity.com
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Re: Antifreeze smell

Take your vehicle to a competent cooling system technician.
Have him pressure check the system and repair the fault before
you cause any further damage, WBMA.


mike hunt

Mike N wrote:
>
> I have a 93 Taurus 3.0 liter. I can't find a antifreeze leak. I have
> detected an odor of antifreeze outside of the car(when you approach the car
> after it has been running) . But for the life of me I can't find it.No wet
> spots on the ground or on or around the engine ever,but it looses a little
> bit( about a pint every two months) Any help would be appreciated .

 
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-15-05, 09:01 AM
Sharon K.Cooke
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DustyRhoades@mailcity.com wrote:
>
> Take your vehicle to a competent cooling system technician.
> Have him pressure check the system and repair the fault before
> you cause any further damage, WBMA.
>
> mike hunt
>
> Mike N wrote:
> >
> > I have a 93 Taurus 3.0 liter. I can't find a antifreeze leak. I have
> > detected an odor of antifreeze outside of the car(when you approach the car
> > after it has been running) . But for the life of me I can't find it.No wet
> > spots on the ground or on or around the engine ever,but it looses a little
> > bit( about a pint every two months) Any help would be appreciated .


I suspect a pinhole high pressure leak in one of the heater hoses toward the
front of the engine compartment. That's where the leaks were in the two Tauri
that I owned. They were both on the underside of the hoses; difficult to spot,
and only leaked under pressure.
 
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