Having problems with your 1988 Ford Taurus ?

The smell of antifreez coming in the car

\015 The tempgage gos up more then halfway i see some small leaks on some of the hoses under that car but it mixed with im not sure if it the waterpump what should i look for what do you think is wrong\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 26-02-2018

Answers :

Leaks are tough to pinpoint, as the cooling fan and road speed spread fluid all over the place. If u smell antifreeze in the car, the heater core may be bad (leaking). Do your windows fog up, and the defroster makes it worse? If so, the heater core needs to be replaced. As far as under the hood, get a small mirror at a parts store (they have an extending handle to get into tight spots), look under the water pump, at the center of the shaft. There is a small weep hole there, when the pump is shot, it will leak there, and u should be able to see evidence of it. Any other leaks (hoses or radiator) u can check by jacking up the car, put it on safety stands, block all wheels, go under the car w/ a rag (engine off) wipe up any drips, start car, watch for drips forming and dropping from hoses, etc.
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