Engine Cooling problem
1997 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 146000 miles
I have a 1997 Ford Focus, Duratec engine, which is overheating. When I push on the radiator hoses, they feel like they don't have any water in them. In addition, I drained the system and when I put water into the reservoir, it didn't seem like I put enough water in to fill the system. I took the reservoir return line off the radiator hose, it didn't squirt water while the car was running. It would occasionally spit some dropplets, but I expected a stream of water to come out of it. The car's "low coolant" light goes out after I refill the reservoir, but it comes on again after the car is driven less than a mile. The reservoir is still full when I check it after the "low coolant" light comes on. Could there be a blockage in the system that prevents the water from circulating? Or perhaps the water pump is not working, but I don't see any leakage from around the pump, and the belt is moving the pulley.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 10:25 AM