2005 Ford Taurus

Asked by GuruRZBQH Feb 02, 2020 at 02:18 PM about the Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2005 Ford Taurus it's not overheating but the
coolant is draining quickly and I noticed a little trips on the
passenger side on the bottom I took a picture is by the
drain plug. Could this be a holes or something to do with
the drain plug and how much would it cost if someone was
to look at it not sure what to do

2 Answers


That is the petcock or commonly called the drain plug. It might just be loose. see if you can turn it slightly, finger tight or a little give on a wrench. Don't overturn it as it's only nylon. If it is tight, you can purchase another one at your auto parts store. it also has a rubber gasket there too. When removing, have the new one ready to go in, and put your finger over the end so you don't have to drain the whole radiator.

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