2007 Ford Taurus coolant leak.

Asked by Jan 23, 2017 at 04:08 AM about the 2007 Ford Taurus SE Fleet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2007 Ford Taurus that leaks antifreeze
pretty bad. Started off as a slow leak and never
overheated so I let my dad and fiance drive it until
hunting season ended as long as they kept water in
it so it wouldn't over heat(bad idea I know)  anyway
I can see it on the ground after im parked for just a
little while and my oil looks fine so I don't think it's
my head gasket but the leak got so bad it doesn't
hold water barely at all and when you open the
hood it has to be dripping on the serpentine belt
because it literally sprays up in your face. I parked
it and havnt been driving it (also because in kinda
snowed in anyhow) but I need to know if anyone
has any idea what's wrong or where I should look
for the leak if that's the case? I live in a tiny town
up in the mountains and I don't trust the mechanic
shops here cuz they are dumb as hell...I just need
an idea so I know how much money to have got
parts and ECT. So when the snow is gone I can
drive again... And im not sure if it's an Se or SEL
does it make a difference?

2 Answers

74,765

Ok, here to help. I suspect the water pump is leaking out of the weep hole, dripping onto the serpentine belt when it is running and spraying you in the face. Depending on what water pump goes on your engine, I see them starting at $35 for the one, and the other is around $80. So you would need like 2 gal, 3 to be safe of 50/50 coolant/anti-freeze when doing the job. Figure labor cost in if you pay someone to do it.

74,765

Or also it may be just a hose that is bad. Just need to determine where exactly the leak is coming from. I would suggest replacing the serpentine belt as the one that is on there now is contaminated and will cause you problems. When the belt is off your gonna want to check for worn idler pulleys, belt tensioner since the belt would have to come off. Any pulley that is not replaced should be cleaned for the new belt. You can get a new belt for like $35, or I see a kit that has the pulleys and belt tensioner for around $100.

Your Answer

Ford Taurus Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,250
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #3
    lightGear
    Reputation
    1,960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
182 Great Deals out of 2,068 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Impala
150 Great Deals out of 1,049 listings starting at $997
Used Dodge Charger
58 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer
47 Great Deals out of 1,450 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
11 Great Deals out of 1,036 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford F-150
533 Great Deals out of 10,128 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chrysler 300
105 Great Deals out of 1,011 listings starting at $2,600
Used Chevrolet Malibu
96 Great Deals out of 2,045 listings starting at $1,485
Used Honda Accord
87 Great Deals out of 913 listings starting at $1,411
Used Ford Focus
91 Great Deals out of 2,601 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
89 Great Deals out of 2,273 listings starting at $1,781
Used Ford Edge
127 Great Deals out of 2,213 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
35 Great Deals out of 373 listings starting at $2,450
Used Lincoln MKZ
5 Great Deals out of 202 listings starting at $3,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus For Sale
34 listings starting at $33,248
2016 Ford Taurus For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 48 listings starting at $19,795
2015 Ford Taurus For Sale
23 listings starting at $7,999
2014 Ford Taurus For Sale
23 listings starting at $8,871
2013 Ford Taurus For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $4,997

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.