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NY car is not running hot but my coolant resoviur is

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NY car is not...

NY car is not running hot but my coolant resoviur is boiling

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you noticed any leaking?

There are no leaks other than from the cap

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2000 ford Taurus

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am and nothing I just recently replaced water pump

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago
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Possible causes that best fit this concern are a faulty cap, or a headgasket leak or head crack. Are you able to run a compression test and using a cooling system tester to check the cap?

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Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

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