I recently bought a used Taurus, that has been so far nothing but
problems. I am pretty much stuck with the car and the problems, so
please do not reccomend to try to give it back.
Originally, it used to overheat, oil light would come on, and it would
die while doing simple things like parallel parking. The guy who sold
me said that it was the battery and gave me a new one. It did not
really solve the problem. I took it to a mechanic and he found a
leacky water pump. That was replaced.
While the water pump was being replaced, radiator started to act
funny. It did not want circulate the coolant. The mechanic thought
that something was wrong with the cap and replaced it. Next thing, the
car was dead on the highway with coolant beeing spit out of the little
tube under the radiator cap.
I tried to pour whatever liquid was available ( a gallon of winshild
washer fluid) into the radiator, and tried to drive like that. That
was a bad idea. It died again and had to get it towed 150 miles back
home. I took it back to the same mechanic and he said that it was the
thermostat and replaced it.
However the engine was never the same (to say the least) and it had to
On the day I went to get my car back from the engine operation. It had
developed additional problems. Now the batterey light is on. And I saw
a green puddle under it. The mechanic said that it was the clamp and
he tightened it. As far as the battery light, he said that he has no
clue, he put it on the computer and everything seems ok.
That day I put a white paper under the car and next morning found a
nice big fat green drop. I did not have the time to take it to a
garage, but I continued to test. Next day there was another drop, and
the day after there were many tiny ones.
Meanwhile the car drives, but the heat gage worries me a bit. It goes
up all the way to the middle of the normal section.
Can anyone suggest what to do with this situation? Thanks
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