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Old 02-02-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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Is there any history of these tanks being prone to leaking?

About 2 months ago I replaced the hose from radiator to the tank thinking it was that. Now it continues to leak and it appears to be possibly coming from the fender side. When I get a chance I'll take it out and look. I'm just curious if this is a common problem with our cars or not.


Before anyone chimes in asking or stating UIM/LIM problem it is not. It is definitely coming from the tank.
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I am not sure about them necessarily being "prone" to leaking, but it can happen. I have seen it happen to other cars before.
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I have seen it happen to other cars before.
Ya the Ford Taurus is notorious for having them leak.

Another question: What model years have the same tank? I'm assuming 92-99. I'll probably get one from the JY for a few bucks!
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you can get a brand new one from the dealer for a few bucks also

the one for my 00 was $7
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you can get a brand new one from the dealer for a few bucks also

the one for my 00 was $7

Wow! I checked Rock Auto and they are $12.
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I had to replace mine and the first used one I looked at was also cracked. Maybe so
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One or two a year on average on the Forum as I recall. I'd call that fairly uncommon.



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