01 Taurus timing cover gasket
I hope all is well. Quick question from a guy who admittedly doesn't know much about cars.
I have a 01 Taurus that has had off and on coolant leaking problems for about a year. I had the water pump replaced a few months back and the problem seemed to go away, but once and awhile, I'd see small puddles underneath the car in the morning before work.
Last week, I was driving and heard what sounded like a pop and quickly I began smelling coolant When i pulled over, I noticed coolant was spraying out from under the car and I took it to my mechanic.
He said that something happened with the timing cover gasket. I had him fix it and I'm getting the car back this week.
My question is whether it's possible that the reason I would occasionally notice leaks was that this gasket was having problems all along and that it finally went.