1999 Ford Taurus Antifreeze leak

Asked by Nov 26, 2017 at 02:35 AM about the 1999 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Okay so I have leak on the passenger side of the
car I just replaced the water pump and after I did
that the temp gage is going midway then dropping
down to cold, also replaced my thermostat and the
same problem, with the leak idk if I see any oil or
not I had a buddy look and he sees it coming from
beside the water pump and I’m just worried it’s the
timing cover, if you gave have any ideas let me
know   

3 Answers

405

Did you let the car run until the thermostat opened up and seen good flow through the rad tubes? You could have an air lock, if the timing cover leaks the system will never pressurise enough to get a proper reading until it overheats due to low coolant .

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No I didn’t so your saying it’s most likely not the timing cover cause my car would overheat before I get a reading?

405

You need to run the car for at least 10-15 minutes after refilling your coolant system. You need to get any air that will be in the system out. Put your defrost on full heat, once you feel heat that means your replaced t-stat has opened and the air has purged through the open rad cap inlet properly. Is it still leaking by the replaced pump or the t/c cover ?

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