Car over heated had no water in it

Asked by May 07, 2017 at 06:07 PM about the 2004 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car was running hot cut off now will not
start back up water and oil is not mixed
when I put water in resovoir it runs out

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If your car was running hot and you shut it off before adding coolant or water you may have seized the engine. Contact your local tow service and a mechanic you trust. Your engine had no way to cool down and you turned it off with the metal parts at super high heat. It might have seized, warped or damaged the engine. If water is pouring out the hose was bad and or the water pump and that is how you lost the fluids.

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That is very accurate and thorough answer. On a positive side, the Taurus SE's had the all cast iron Vulcan engine which might survive this kind of severe event. I hope it turns out okay.

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