Engine cranks but won't start
Have a 99 Ford Taurus with the 3.0 L
Vulcan engine. The serpentine slipped off
while driving a few weeks ago and for
some reason a lot of antifreeze was lost.
After I refilled the antifreeze and put a new
belt on the car will crank but not start.
When I pulled out the spark plugs they
were kinda worn and wet so I replaced
them and it gets spark. Tested fuel
pressure and it's fine as well. But it still
won't start. I noticed that some antifreeze
was leaking out the bottom of the car after
I tried to crank the engine but it looks like
it's coming from the exhaust pipe near the
middle of the car. What would cause that?
Sounds like the water pump bearing failed, that's why the belt slipped off. Antifreeze might have gotten on the exhaust, there is a weep hole in the bottom of the water pump shaft, that coolant will leak through when the bearing fails. Worst case is a headgasket issue, you can check that with a cylinder pressure test.
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