Engine Cooling problem
1998 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 129500 miles
I got home last night and found I was leaking antifreeze. It was dripping from the front right (driver side) underneath the radiator. After the engine cooled down it stopped. I removed the cap to the overflow jug and it started leaking again. I put the cap back on and after a while it stopped again. I removed the cap adn the overflow was empty so I filled it and replaced the cap and yep it leaked out some more but did finally stop. I got up this morning and nothing was leaking out. I removed the cap again from the overflow and it was still pretty full to where I had filled it last night. But then the dripping started again. I then started the car and the dripping increased. I have taken to my mechanic but wondered what you thought it might be? The car is a 98 Ford Taurus se stationwagon with 129,000 miles, It is a 6 cylinder 3.0 ohv engine. I can see no fluid coming off the engine itself. The car does have a compression issue and the no. 1 valve has a burnt exhaust valve forcing air into the overflow jug/radiator. The leak seems to be down at the bottom of the radiator area on the drivers side.
Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 9:46 AM