EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Fix Antifreeze Leaks: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

The video above shows to how to fix minor coolant (anti freeze) leaks in your 2002 Ford Taurus. Before attempting to fix the coolant components on your Taurus, please check out our What is Leaking? to determine what type of fluid is leaking from your car. Engine coolant (which is also called anti-freeze or antifreeze) circulates through your Taurus's engine and keeps it from overheating. In 2002 Tauruss with the 3.0 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. When fixing antifreeze leaks, it is important to check the condition of the hoses - they wear out over time and small cracks are only going to get bigger. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2002 Taurus SE 2-Valve are located and the steps needed to fix minor coolant leaks.

Coolant is highly toxic, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves and always clean up spills promptly as animals are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant. If you ignore a leaking coolant long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to overheated engines and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2002 Tauruss, a coolant leak can be a precursor to a hose bursting or flying off, which severely limits how far you can drive before your engine overheats.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Tail Light Change 2000-2007 Ford Taurus
    Change a tail light

    The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Ford Taurus (2000-2007)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • Fix a Flat Tire: Ford Taurus (2000-2007)
    Change a flat tire

    Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • Rear Turn Signal Replacement Ford Taurus (2000-2007)
    Change a rear blinker

    Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • 2000-2007 Ford Taurus Interior Fuse Check
    Check for a blown interior fuse

    Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • Engine Light Is On: 2000-2007 Ford Taurus - What to Do
    Do not ignore this!

    A check engine light can be cleared with a simple fix or it could be a major problem - find out now!

    2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
  • See all videos for the 2002 Ford Taurus
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools