Why does my 2003 ford taurus water resiviour boil

Asked by Jul 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Themostat broken open all the way

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You car is over heating. Why I am not sure. Could be a blown head gasket. Napa sales a block tester that you can do on the antifreeze. I would have the system pressure tested and see what you can find that way

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Try changing the radiator cap first.

It is not over heating thats the thing.. we changed the thermostat.. resiviour still over spills through the top

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Change the radiator cap. Get a good brand name one and not a cheap POS replacement be sure it's the correct one. I'll bet that's the problem. Been there done that.

Radiator cap was changed as well.. no water in the oil so I don't kno if it is. Broken HG

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By chance do you have the 3.8 V6 engine? I don't remember if it was still available in 2003

No I have a 3.0 v6 engine

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The 3.0 V 6 is bullet proof. So I doubt it's a head gasket. Let me think about this.

Ok

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Try this. To test if the head gasket is bad. When the engine is cold, remove the radiator cap and start the engine. Look down the radiator and see if there's "BUBBLING" If there is that's a sign that the head gasket is blown. If not, then I just can't help but think its the radiator cap.

Tried that no bubbling.. but still overflowing.

Could it be the thermostat sensor

try burping it might have air in it

My Taurus is doing the same thing????

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