I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES. It began steaming from under the hood and seemed to be running hot when I'd make stops. I took it to someone who "thought" it needed head gaskets. Had those replaced and a few days after getting the car back it began again. I am wanting to sell this car since I have bought a new one. However, I want to be able to tell a potential buyer what is wrong with it. It does start but once it's going and you get to a red light or stop sign you begin to see what looks like steam not smoke coming from the right side of the hood.


Asked by Mar 20, 2015 at 10:16 AM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Also I have no heat.....

Tom Demyan

You won't have heat if your coolant is low due to the steam, aka leak. Find out where it is leaking first. Surprised your someone went right to the head gaskets instead of finding where it was leaking first. Right side of engine can be a hose or the water pump itself, they have a weep hole when the bearing fails coolant bypasses it leaking.

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Makes sense! Thanks so much!

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