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Antifreeze leaking from engine on 2001 ford focus

Son parked his car and about five minutes later car started to smoke and antifreeze started going everywhere. I checked hoses and reserve for leaks and nothing. Put water in reserve tank and it started flowing out from somewhere on the back side of the engine.

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    Michael Longie Jan 13, 2013

    It also could be that you have a frozen radiator. If that is the problem it is an easy fix, just remove your radiator, take it inside to your bathroom and put it in your bathtub and let HOT water run into the upper and lower inlet/outlet valves until you see clear water coming out. You can also fill your tub with HOT HOT water and then put in your radiator and let it thaw that way. Once you are done, just re-install your radiator, fill it with 50/50 antifreeze and then you need to burp your system...With the engine running, radiator cap off ,turn on your window defroster on high (this part works best if you have 2 people), one inside the car and the other watching the system for bubbles when the bubbles quit put your radiator cap back on and enjoy the heat...Your system needs to burp so you will have heat...I hope this helps you out, this would be alot easier than replacing a head gasket...



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It sounds like you have a blown head gasket, check your engine oil, take off your oil cap and if it is frothy around the cap and inside the head, you have a blown head gasket.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013


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SOURCE: Water in passenger footwell of ford mondeo zetec 2001.

above solution is correct ,check the rubber hose that lets the water out in case its blocked its the same one that does the A/C as well

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SOURCE: 2001 Ford Windstar is leaking antifreeze

Could be water pump, radiator, freeze plugs, hoses, ect. try and isolate the area by putting a piece of card board down on the ground and line up what is above it. Garages use a pressure tester on the cooling system to see where the leak is. I would guess water pump,or small bypass hose

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SOURCE: my 2001 ford taurus is leaking coolant on the

It could be a hose on top of the engine leaking back there. It could also be a freeze plug on the back of the engine. Its a round disk about 2-3" in diameter and is recessed about 3/8" into the block. Check those out and make sure all hoses are good and tight. Any hoses that are kind of puffed out above the clamp should be replaced

Posted on Sep 30, 2009


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SOURCE: Ford Focus, 2003 - Leak in drivers footwell

drain through the firewall ,its blocked ,look for outlet and clean the end of the pipe

Posted on Nov 15, 2009


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SOURCE: Coolant leak in my 2000 Ford Taurus

I don't have the same coolant system that Ford has listed, my is different for my 2000 Ford Taurus SE 6cyl 3.0L. Where can we find the right part. I want to the junk yard 3 years ago and find one but the problem with that one is the top keep popping off. I have replaced the top three times and I am pissed because I love my car but I keep having to spend money on this system. H.E.L.P!!

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