2000 FORD CROWN VICTORIA COOLING SYSTEM

  • Tiny
  • strunk613
  • 2000 Ford Crown Victoria
  • 139,909 miles

Drove the car on a cool morning a short distance from my house (3-4 miles). Stopped at service station put it in park noticed a small amount of steam rising from the area of the radiator, temperature gauge had just barely moved off cold also noticed a small little puff of air noise coming from further up on the motor. That made me nervous of a head gasket leak. However I got in the car and went another twenty miles without an issue. The car has alluminum heads and I was told the radiator needed to be flushed and filled every two years and it was done last summer.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 5:21 AM

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  • Wrenchtech
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So, is the car overheating, running bad or giving you any problems?

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 6:10 AM
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Not a one.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 6:39 AM
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You may have the beginning of a coolant leak if you saw steam. I would have the cooling system pressure tested to find out and watch the level closely.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 6:42 AM
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I didnt smell or see any coolant anywhere one question I have though is it was very humid this morning and there was lots of condensation. I was curious if that has the potential to cause something like that. It happened one other time before after it had snowed.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 8:16 AM
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Condensation where?

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 8:30 AM
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On the grill and hood of the car possibly other places. It was very humid.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 9:23 AM
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I can't tell you what that was. You need to pressure test as I already advised.

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 9:28 AM
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I appreciate you taking the time to answer my question. Thank you very much!

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Monday, June 24th, 2013 AT 11:54 AM

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