2002 Taurus recently started overheating at a stop. Last night shut off while running and spewed oily liquid on the ground

Asked by Jul 28, 2015 at 02:10 PM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when it overheated it only did it at a
stop as soon as I took off it would
cool back down . It did this for a week
off and on. Then last night after I
parked it I left it running for a while for
the radio without thinking and it
suddenly make a noise then shut off
and spewed what looked like an oily
liquid on the ground. I haven't tried to
start it since . I want to fix it but have
no idea where to start.

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You have to pinpoint the area where it is leaking and what the liquid is. Oil? transmission fluid, coolant? Overheating only once warrants a fix and oil change. Multiple time overheating the engine will cause the heads to warp/head gasket issues to serious problems like engine failure. Sp once you know what fluid it is, then we can detemine a course of action.

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