Are the engine mounts themselves in good shape? The mounts on Gen 2 Taurii
are actually hydraulic shock absorbers, and will leak oil similar to ATF
(but nice and black from the rubber) when they get torn up.
Other than that, I'd do what Thomas said. Warm the car up, get at it with a
flashlight and see where the drips come from. You may also want to put some
newspaper or paper towels under the front of the car to see where the drips
Go to a auto parts store or discounter. Buy a jug of degreaser.
Dilute it and spray it around your engine (not on electrical parts like the
alternator) Hose it off carefully. Its much easier to find a leak
when you get rid of the old crud on the engine. If you take a floor
jack to the car wash, you can jack it up the front and get to the
bottom of the motor much easier. Don't let the motor be too hot
when you do this. If your patent at home, a brush and a garden hose
with a nozzle will get a lot of it off. A pressure washer or car wash
is better. Just be careful.
There are many leak points on a taurus. As pointed out the motor
mounts have goo in them. The power steering hoses tend to leak
by the rack and by the pump. The radiators can leak from the seem.
One word,or link, www.auto-rx.net don't be fooled, there is NOTHING like
this stuff and it is NOT an "additive" in the sense of regular additives go.
If you want more info on the stuff go to www.bobistheoilguy.com and go to
the forums, I'd say a 70% shot it'll fix your problem, and a money back
guarantee, how great is taht! :)
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