Another overheating issue

Tiny
ALISHA
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I have a 1996 Mustang GT with I dunno how many mile because that part broke =). I smell coolant and it fogs up my window. The radiator fan works, the fuse to fan is good, there is no leaking from the radiator or hoses and the thermastat is working. I haven't checked the water pump pulley to see if the barings are bad yet BUT there is a fluid leak ( I dont see or smell coolant in it) from my right fenderwell looking at the motor. I dont know what would be there to leak and if it would be in relation to the water pump or Radiator. I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me some insight to this.
Thank you ~Alisha
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Friday, October 26th, 2007 AT 12:02 PM

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Tiny
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. I haven't checked the water pump pulley to see if the barings are bad yet BUT there is a fluid leak.

You need to find this leak otherwise its gonna create a major problem-Get it pressure tested it will show where its leaking.

Now if you're thinking it's leaking because you have to put coolant everytime- it might be burning it and you not noticing it. Maybe the heater core and its plumbing
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Friday, October 26th, 2007 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
ALISHA
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I found the leak at the right fenderwell (passenger) but I do not know what is over there for it to be leaking from however, I noticed today that there is water dripping from my driver side muffler tip. It isnt holding water for more than 15 mins when driving. Could this be a head/gasket problem?
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Friday, October 26th, 2007 AT 3:16 PM
Tiny
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I doubt it its condensation-do below to confirm headgasket/block and head

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
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Friday, October 26th, 2007 AT 7:56 PM

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