steam out the tale pipe.

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I have a 2002 ford taurus            , the radiator is boiling and stem is coming out the tale pipe.

can you help me,,

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School: UT Austin

Steam out of the tail pipe usually means that water is getting into the combustion chamber. Along with the radiator boiling it probably means that the head gasket is 'blown'. There is something that you can do yourself to diagnose. Water in the combustion chamber will usually mean that a spark plug will be wet. Remove spark plugs one at a time and inspect. Take a loop at the dipstick to see if there's any water in the oil. Also see if there's any oil in the radiator water. I'd bet money that you have a blown head gasket. Feel free to contact me if I can be of any further assistance...

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Thanks, good work

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