Antifreeze


#1

I need help!!! I don’t know too much about cars and I was referred to this site in hopes of finding help…I have an '01 Taurus SE. 3.8V. The thermostat lately has been going to hot. I have to put Anti-freeze in my car everyday…I checked to see if maybe there was a leak but there is nothing on the ground. If there is no leak and nothing on the ground, then where is the Antifreeze going??


#2

Your car has one of two engines, either a 3.0L Vulcan or a 3.0L Duratec. It would be helpful to know which engine, but a common problem is the plastic coolant reservoir tank gets a split in the bottom, and leaks coolant out.


#3

this could be a serious problem. if there is absolutely no visible leak then it has to be internal. possibly a head gasket blown and the car is burning the antifreeze or maybe a crack in the block and it is filling the crankcase with water. you should get this checked immediately to prevent serious engine failure.


#4

If you notice lots of white smoke coming out of your exhaust pipe, you have a leak somewhere, probably a blown head gasket.


#5

You car should not use any coolant. It would appear that you would be best served by taking it to a local mechanic who you trust and have them check it out. Continuing to drive it MAY cause additional damage.