1997 Ford Taurus SE from North America
The head gasket blew as well as a push rod. My brother is a mechanic, so we rebuilt the entire bottom half of the engine about a year ago. Have had no trouble since then.
Recently, the "service engine soon" light came on, so I bought a scan tool, and got a PO443 code, which is the "evaporative emission system purge control circuit malfunction", which has yet to be fixed, but looking for tips or possible remedies, other than total replacement.
As of yesterday, I have been leaking antifreeze at a pretty rapid pace, about a litre a day if I drive it normally (approx 30-40km/daily). I have done a visual inspection of all visible hoses, as well as removed the reservoir, thinking it had a hole in it, but it doesn't. My question is, are there any coolant hoses running through the frame rail/fender well? The drip I can see is thru a hole (knockout) in a section of frame under the coolant reservoir. Please help!!
Other than what I have just mentioned, the car runs great.
I see many people commenting about bad heat; I have the opposite problem, when I turn it on, it's too hot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th March, 2011