Overheat, no coolant

Tiny
BARRY WHITE
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  • 2011 FORD TRANSIT
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 340,000 MILES
Mechanic says water pump, I say no! Dumps coolant fast and makes no noise. I think it's just a hose! After a half hour I put a gallon of water, temperature gauge came down briefly, drove two hundred yards (1 minute) gauge went right up. When I opened the hood water was heavily spraying up almost to the hood! Thoughts? He wants $400.00 to do water pump.
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Saturday, December 5th, 2020 AT 9:44 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

The best way to test to find the leak is to use a cooling system pressure tester and test when engine is cold. This way there is no risk of getting burned. Just fill system with water to not waste coolant and the tester pressurizes the system and you will then see where the leak is coming from. Here is a tutorial showing what is involved:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/radiator-pressure-test

If you don't have access to a cooling system tester most auto parts stores have a tool loaner program and can rent you one. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Saturday, December 5th, 2020 AT 11:25 AM

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