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#1 stephenyhc

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:12 PM

Hello all, I have just bought a fiesta 1.25 lx, 99 model, used but when I checked it out and drove it everything seemed fine, that was 3 days ago.
Now, I have just drove it for 20 minutes and it leaked an entire coolant tank all over the floor.
I had to get back so filled it up again and the same thing happened. The majority of the coolant pours out when I'm idling or coming to a stop.
The car isn't overheating, runs well, oil seems fine.
Any idea why it's started to do this?

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#2 stephenyhc

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:13 PM

The coolant seems to be coming out from under the engine, to the right of the belt.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:52 PM

Can you pinpoint the exact location? It could be anything from a hose or thermostat housing to a crack in the block

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:53 PM

Could be water pump or thermostat housing.

If you can get the alternator off, then fill up and check if you can see where it is leaking from.

Thermostat housing is on the front of the engine (black plastic with 2 short pipes) and the water pump is on the left hand side



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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:27 PM

I can't pinpoint where it's coming from because it's now not!
I have just drove 6 miles to get home, the water has gone from the max to just below the minimum line but it's not flooding out anymore.
However the coolant in the reservoir is so hot it's bubbling. The engine is running great, it's got no problems driving, it doesn't feel overly hot, nothing smells like it's burning but you can visibly see how hot the water is

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:28 PM

Could be water pump or thermostat housing.
If you can get the alternator off, then fill up and check if you can see where it is leaking from.
Thermostat housing is on the front of the engine (black plastic with 2 short pipes) and the water pump is on the left hand side


Whereabouts would the alternator be?

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 06:57 PM

Head gasket will so be fried if u carry on driving

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 07:02 PM

Head gasket will so be fried if u carry on driving

it not going anywhere now!
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