What is wrong with my vehicle I keep having to put water I'n my radiator and water over flow thing

Tiny
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  • 2002 FORD 500
  • 180,000 MILES
I have already changed the thermostat. The water is leaking out somewhere which part do I need to get? The waterpump? Or is a hose? I need help!
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:42 AM

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Tiny
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I would get my cooling system pressure tested. This is the quickest/easiest/cheapest way to tell where the leak is coming from. I would do this test before I replaced any parts.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:45 AM
Tiny
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How much will that cost me to get cooling system pressure tested?
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:50 AM
Tiny
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Shouldn't be too much. It should take around 1 hr or less. It is worth it though because you will know exactly what is causing the leak (except in rare cases where you still can't pinpoint it).
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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Thank you promechanic! If I need more help or have another question I'n the future I will come back and ask you guys. Thanks again!
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:57 AM
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Sounds good. Just let me know.
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 AT 4:59 AM

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