Mechanics

FORD FREESTAR ENGINE PROBLEM

2005 Ford Freestar • 100,000 miles

My 2005 Ford Freestar is leaving a puddle of antifreeze on the concrete after shutting it off. The reservoir is a little low, but still between the operating range. I cannot see from the top or bottom of the engine where the leak is coming from. I traced the coolant hoses and didn't see any problems. Looking underneath, there's antifreeze on the flywheel, the side of the oil pan, and running down the oil filter. I'm thinking maybe the water pump? I just cannot tell with as jam-packed as the engine is where the water pump is. A diagram would be helpful but I'm thinking this thing is going to be a bear to get to. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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February 2, 2013.




Not sure what engine you have, but I recommend this. Rent or borrow a pressure tester for the cooling system at the local parts store. It connects to the radiator and basically all you do is pressurize the cooling system with it to locate where the leak is coming from. It could be coming from a few different places. Freeze plug, hose, head gasket, radiator.



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