Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Passenger side coolant leak

asked by on

Sometimes I have coolant leaking from the passenger side of my motor, can not locate and car doesn't overheat or, empty reservoir.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Thanks for writing in about your Ford Taurus. You need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see where it is leaking. From what you’ve described the water pump may be leaking. The heater core is a suspect as well, you’ll know if it’s at fault if the leak is from the A/C drain. If you’re unable to locate the leak, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile experts can come to your house to diagnose the coolant leak firsthand and help you fix it as necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: 1996 Chevy C1500 turning off after a while driven

Sometimes a bad crank sensor or ignition coil will only act up when the engine is hot. Heat causes resistance in the component to increase. If the component is already starting to fail, the added resistance could be enough to...

Q: Power steering fluid leak

Hello. It sounds like you may have a bad hose connected to the high side pressure port on the power steering pump. Over time, the crimped hoses will start to leak where the cramping is. I would recommend having a...

Q: Power steering quit working

Sounds like you might have lost your serpentine belt. On most older cars, these were several belts that ran the different engine accessories. On your car, there is only one belt, it is called a serpentine belt, that runs all...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.