My car is a 2000 Taurus 3.0L engine with approx. 62,000 miles. Recently, I smelled the coolant getting hot, and noticed my temp. Gauge was moving. After letting the engine cool, I checked the coolant level and it appeared to be bone dry. I put coolant in to the fill level, and the next time I drove it, it smelled hot after driving it about 1-2 miles. I got out and saw a stream of coolant leaking out from under my car. It was towed to a local garage, and they told me that a pipe or hose that goes from the engine to the heater core was the source of the leak. However, they did not give me the name of the part or any more information about it. They stated that they had never repaired this on a Taurus and that they did not feel comfortable doing it. They also said it looked like where this pipe or hose is located is going to be difficult to get to. Does this diagnosis sound correct? What is this hose or pipe called? Has anyone else had this problem, and is this something that a Ford dealer has to fix? Any suggestions or help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thank you!
Monday, October 22nd, 2018 AT 6:04 PM