2000 Lincoln LS Bad Coolant leak

Tiny
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  • 2000 LINCOLN LS
  • 3.9L
  • V8
  • 4WD
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Once the coolant leaks and car overheats. Can only drive about half a mile needing more coolant. Terrible leak. Looked around and after checking the top two hoses and seeing that there was still water/coolabt at the bottom of the reservoir, the botton hose was still intact. I found two scratches inside my reservoir that I assume could be the problem. Maybe expanding when I accelerate. Any ideas?
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 AT 5:52 PM

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Tiny
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Have a pro pressure check for an internal leak like a head gasket.
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 7:19 AM
Tiny
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No. My apologies for not being more descriptive. The leak isn't anywhere near my engine block or disappearing. Its leaking. Under the driver side behind the tire.
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 1:32 PM
Tiny
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There are two pictures. From the pictures do it look like it could possibly be the problem
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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I can't really tell form the pics tha tis why I said to have a pro pressure test it. It may possibly be a freeze plug that has gone bad and needs replacing but picture isn't to descriptive. Normally on side of block it's a freeze plug
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 AT 5:02 PM
Tiny
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Correct. But it is NOT on the side of the block.
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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Freeze plugs can be in cylinder head front, rear, side of block. Have a local pro PHSYICALLY check this out.
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015 AT 6:32 AM
Tiny
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Correct. But again. It is no where near the block. Not under, over, or around the block. Not even the center of the car towards the front end. Only under the driver side behind the front seat, right under the reservoir.
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015 AT 6:36 AM
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*behind the front tire. I already applied epoxy sealant to the holes, so I will find out in 3 hours.
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015 AT 6:39 AM

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