Coolant reservoir leaks coolant where cap is

Asked by Jun 07, 2014 at 04:20 PM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 ford taurus, I put
coolant in the reservoir and when the
car gets hot it boils out of the top
where the cap is. Do I need to buy a
new reservoir? I replaced the water
pump and the cap but it keeps doing
it.

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Did you get all the air out of cooling system? If not an air pocket will cause this sort of issue. If not that then I would do an exhaust gas test on your cooling system. Possibly blown head gasket.

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