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2000 Ford Tauras problems (Any techs out there?)
It started 1-2 years ago when we took the car on vacation to Bowling Green, Ky. Before we left I checked over the car and changed the oil. Well during out driving around up in Ky we noticed it was leaking some coolant. So I pop the hood and notice that all the coolant it the reservoir was a tan/ brown color. So we take it to the ford dealership there in BG and they say it was just a cracked over flow tank, and then charge us with a bunch of other un-needed stuff.
Any, we made it home and over the past 1-2 years I have noticed that I can smell coolant. None is leaking on the ground nor does the exhaust smell sweet and the car runs fine for a 130,000 mile car. (well, maybe ever so often a little on the carport. more condensation from the ac than coolant if that is what it is)
Last night the check engine light comes on. So I pop the hood and notice that there is no water in the reservoir. (check the oil and everything else I can think of.) It only takes about 3/4 of a gal to fill it back up. The coolant hasn't been as dirty looking as it was that one time put something is going on. I am going to take off from work this evening and take it to the dealership and have them check the code the see what the problem might be.
Anyone techs out there that might can give me an idea of what is going on? When I cam back from Ky that time I had them replace all the coolant and check for leaks. They said they couldn't find anything.
I have been keeping an eye on the coolant and change the oil every 3,000 miles. So it's not something that has happaned over a long period of time.