1998 Mercury Mountaineer 175,600. Temp gage needle is fluctuating between "H" red line and "C "
No coolent pressure in radiator hose. Radiator was empty put in gallon of 50/50 coolent mix. Drove four miles engine started steaming and pouring out of tail pipe. Got home let engine cool. Next day put water in radiator and it almost all leaked out of bottom of radiator. Next day drove car half a mile to mechanic. Keep in mind this is a used radiator from a junk yard I had installed back on 08/10. Possibly leak in radiator? Could it be a stuck thermostat? Or bad water pump?
Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 6:19 PM