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I have a 99 Ford Taurus, the low coolant light keeps coming on and I can smell hot coolant. I had the radiator flushed last month - didn't help. I had the system pressure tested yesterday - they found no leaks - but still no change. The light continues to come on after approx. 100 miles. Any other ideas?

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  • fordexpert May 11, 2010

    When they pressure checked the radiator, did they check the radiator cap for proper pressure? Is the overflow tank low on fluid? Did they check the overflow tank for leaks? Was the heater on when the antifreeze was topped off?

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Is the coolant level low when it comes on, due you have to keep adding coolant to the surge tank, have you repalced the surge tank cap?

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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    houstonretri Apr 13, 2014

    I have found that the sensor being in the tank sometimes falls and the only way to fix it is replace the tank.

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