brown antifreeze

richrich
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Asked by Nov 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM about the 1999 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

this car has 80k mils, and ws wondering why the antifreeze is brown in color. ?

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Robert Giovannone Jr
385

Either someone mixed coolants/and or the coolant needs to be changed. I would also recommend you get your cooling system professonaly cleaned out.

Colin Rivet
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i used to own a 1997 mecury sable and the antifreeze also turned brown,it was very commen for a couple of years.the ford dealership said that the makers of the antifreeze made a defective product and they had to replace the antifreeze in many of their vehicles.they flushed the cooling system and put in fresh antifreeze and it never happened again.i went on to put 300 000 kms on it before i sold it. thats all that may be wrong with yours too.good luck!

this is common,get a bottle of prestone radiator cleaner pour in rad,run about 20 miles,let it cool down drain rad,flush it with valve open ,let idle use waterhose to flush,5 min will do it,close drain valve refill with collent.you may want to replace thermostat sence you will have to remove it anyway when you start the flush cycle.

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