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Old 02-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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I have a Coolant leak help please?

Hey everybody I have a coolant leak on the right side of my engine, at 1st I thought it was the Water Pump, but the Water Pump is on the left... Can I please have some advice or suggestions I got some pics here, I just took pics of the area that I saw the coolant at I have no idea where the coolant is leaking from:












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my guess is thermostat housing...
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Hmm I'll look into that thanks.
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It's more than likely the thermostat housing which is a known weak spot on the Zetec motors. It's a cheap and easy fix. But just double check your hoses as well to make sure they are not dry rotted and cracking on the underside. There are quite a few threads about how to replace/fix this. I thought there was a How-To in one of our archives but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Just search around and I am sure you will find it quick enough.
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Definitely looks like the thermostat housing. I just did mine on Sunday because I had a very similar leak. Just don't waste time getting it done. I noticed a small leak Saturday and when I woke up Sunday there was a puddle under my car

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It's more than likely the thermostat housing which is a known weak spot on the Zetec motors. It's a cheap and easy fix. But just double check your hoses as well to make sure they are not dry rotted and cracking on the underside. There are quite a few threads about how to replace/fix this. I thought there was a How-To in one of our archives but I can't seem to find it at the moment. Just search around and I am sure you will find it quick enough.
Thanks man, I'll take a look how much you think it should cost me?

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Oh wow, do you recommend I do it myself or take it to a mechanic?
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my svt has the same leak....but for me its not the housing, its the plug held in with a clip on the thermostat housing.. could this be your issue?
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You drive an 02. All the way to the 04's with the zetec were notorious for the. Cracked thermostat housing. I went through 4 housings in 7 years.

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Dorman makes a complete housing with thermostat and all gaskets for about $45 all put together and ready to mount. It's a 1/2 job, very easy to do.
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my svt has the same leak....but for me its not the housing, its the plug held in with a clip on the thermostat housing.. could this be your issue?
Can you please post a pic of where the plug is please? This might be my problem...

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Damnnn so it most likely has something to do with the Thermostat or Thermostat Housing...

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Dorman makes a complete housing with thermostat and all gaskets for about $45 all put together and ready to mount. It's a 1/2 job, very easy to do.
OMG! Can you please post a link to the listing please? Will help very much. Thanks.
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