96 Ford Escort LX 1.9L

Tiny
CHELSS87
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  • 1996 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Antifreeze dumps out within 20 minutes of starting and running a 1996 Ford Escort LX
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:28 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Check thermostat /water pump
pressure check coolant system
check head gasket
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:36 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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It'll be nice to know where its coming out-
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:37 PM
Tiny
CHELSS87
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Could it be the heater core? Have smoke coming inside the car too.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:38 PM
Tiny
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Yeah that is the issue we are having it is hard to tell because there is antifreeze coming out everywhere.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
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Coolant system pressure check should be done on it

if have smoke and or coolant on the inside of the care too
suspect heater core for sure
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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The heater core has frost on it.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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I am sorry I don't know what you mean by heater core has frost on it
do you have the heater core out?
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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No I don't when looking through the glove box you can see condensation or "frost" on the actual heater core but there is no antifreeze looking inside the vehicle.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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*leaking into the inside of the vehicle.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Not to get of the subject of leaking coolant but heater core is inside the heater box
maybe you are looking at the AC evap
start engine and place temp on hot
fan on and selector on defrost
if front windshield start to fog or have a oily mist on it suspect heater core
best is to have the system pressure tested and by doing that leaks should show easy
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:13 PM
Tiny
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Any coolant leak inside the vehicale, heater core is to be suspected and replaced
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
CHELSS87
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Very well could be AC Evap that I am looking at. Really don't want to have to go get a book on the vehicle. Which book is the best for this situation? Haynes or Chilton?
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:33 PM
Tiny
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BOTH SHOULD BE ok
ALSO YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK ONLINE LIKE MITCHELL ON DEMAND OR ALLDATA
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011 AT 11:38 PM

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