1996 Ford Windstar Radiator

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD WINDSTAR
1996 Ford Windstar 6 cyl

I have just bought a 1996 ford windstar and have been driving it around. Well teh other day I added radiator fluid to the radiator. I was out running errands and discovered radiator fluid smell. When I looked I discovered on the neck of the radiator 2 things. One is the hose that goes to the overflow tank. The other place has no hose adn can not figure out where it might even go. This is where I am loosing the antifreeze from after I filled up the radiator. Any ideal where this goes to? OR is the radiator supposed to only be filled up so far. I can't afford to take it into a shop, as I am recovering from a car accident adn not working.
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Friday, June 5th, 2009 AT 2:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Not sure I quite follow you. Can you take a pic and post it? Most only have the one nipple that the overflow hose connects to.

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Friday, June 5th, 2009 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Okay off to the left side of radiator neck you will see the overflow drain. Then on the right side of the neck you will see the grey tape with a screw in it. I could not find any hose that it connected to so I am not sure why the extra nipple. Any help you can give me would be great. As i said I am recovering from a bad car wreck and can not afford to take to the shop.


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Monday, June 8th, 2009 AT 1:31 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for delay in getting back with you.

I am not sure were it goes. I cannot find any diagrams and have not come across that in the few that I have worked on. Also, do you know if that is the original radiator? Cause from looking at replacements they don't have but the one nipple for the overflow tank. So I am wondering if that was made like that incase the overflow tank on some other vehicles that radiator worked in was on the drivers side. Hence that nipple should have had a rubber cap on it with a clamp. So I would just goto your local parts store and find a rubber cap to put on it and use a clamp to hold it on.

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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much for your help!Hopefully that will help and keep the antifreeze IN the radiator and not where it does not belong. May God Bless You.
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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 AT 4:25 PM

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