1996 Ford Taurus smoke from engine when rain or sitting

Tiny
JEPST14
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have a 96 ford taurus with 150k miles. Ive just had the heater hose replaced and still notice that when it rains and the car has been sitting for a while at a light theres white smoke coming from where the hood latch is. It happened yesterday at 745am in a drive thru. Car runs fine except this problem. Bte the oil was just changed 1k miles ago too. Thanks for the help.
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Sunday, September 12th, 2010 AT 5:20 PM

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Tiny
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Are you sure water isn't just laying on the radiator and causing steam?
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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Thanks ill have to check it out. If that is the case do you think that the radiator is bad or needs replaced?
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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No, many times water gets on a hot radiator and steams. I think that is what is happening.
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Monday, September 13th, 2010 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the positive feedback. It's appreciated. Let us know if you have questions in the future.

Joe
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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 AT 7:25 AM

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