Engine Cooling problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 155k miles
Hello, I have a 98 ford taurus se 3.0l. That my wife bought from her girlfriend at work for our son. It has around 155k on it. But there is an issue with the cooling system on it.
The car over heats and the overflow starts to boil when the car is at a standstill (i.E. Traffic, street lights, etc.) For a short time, but it starts to go back to normal when air starts to flow through the radiator when the car moves. I figured it might be a faulty thermostat, so I bought new radiator hoses, a thermostat, and a new thermostat housing since there was a small piece that was chipped off where the hose connects to.
So when I removed the upper hose & thermostat housing, I was shocked to see that there was NO thermostat there, AND the fluid was brown and gunky. Oh, and I forgot to tell you, the heat doesn't work either. I put in the thermostat, housing & hoses, and brought the car down to Jiffy Lube for a power flush, and after they flushed it twice, but air was constatntly coming out of the overflow, too much so thay they said it might be the water pump. Do you agree? Thanks, Eric
have the same problem?
Saturday, July 25th, 2009 AT 2:38 PM