1993 Ford Taurus COOLING FLUID LOSS

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  • 1993 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 72,000 MILES
SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT APPEARS AFTER 5 MILES OR SO---FOUND COOLANT LOW & ADDED TO PROPER LEVEL. SAME THING OCCURS ABOUT A WEEK LATER, EXCEPT LIGHT COMES & GOES WHILE DRIVING. HAVE TO ADD COOLANT AGAIN. NO NOTICEABLE FLUID ON GROUND AFTER CAR STANDING FOR A WHILE.
I'VE READ THAT THE '93 HAD A HEAD GASSKET PROBLEM. COULD THIS BE THE CAUSE? IF SO, WHAT MIGHT THE BALL PARK REPAIRS AMOUNT TO? DEALER OR INDEPENDENT SHOP?
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 8:23 PM

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See if any bubbles are coming up into the radiator. One sign of a headgasket is the exhaust gases get pushed into the cooling system. White smoke out the tail, coolant loss. On some engines, the coolant can get into the oil making it a milkshake appearing kind of fluid.

$1500-$1800
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Monday, December 24th, 2007 AT 11:10 PM
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Check for wet floor board under heater core. Core may be leaking. Dark carpet can go un noticed.
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Thursday, December 27th, 2007 AT 7:49 PM

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