98 Windstar: where is the coolant going??
My 98 Windstar loses coolant like it's out of style.
A couple months ago when I took it in for an oil change, the guy said my coolant overflow was dry. He added 2.5 liters to it, which alarmed me - but I forgot about it by the time I came home.
Two days ago I filled the empty overflow jug up to the fill line (about a liter and a half) and yesterday it was already empty. I topped it up again and after a half a day and a couple of short trips (45 mins each max) it's empty again!!
Last winter we had problems with no heat but now it's been running great for heat (since I filled up the coolant!). Tday, there was lots of good heat but the temp guage didn't budge above "C" - not even up to meet it!
I don't have any obvious leaks, no hot coolant smell, no coolant in my oil. where is it going?? How do I stop it and what should I look for as fallout in the future?
"It's not the age; it's the mileage." - ***** Nelson