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2003 Ford Windstar Cargo Van Base 121 WB

2003 Ford Windstar Cargo Van
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door Ext WB
18 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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May 10, 2012, 8:30 am

Sarah B
 

Question: Oil in Coolant Reservoir Tank

My engine light came on, so I check the coolant reservoir and notice a brown oily film substance on the walls of the container, so I disconnect the hose and flushed it with a water hose and reconnected it. I feel that more needs to be done. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?


May 15, 2012, 10:35 pm

Richard W
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You need to have the check engine light checked. Also I would check the radiator fluid. Make sure it does not have the same oil film in it. If it does you need to have the head gasket checked,


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