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Old 10-21-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Upper radiator hose leak.

Hello fellow focus owners, I have a 01 ZX3 with a continuous leak on my upper radiator hose on the side connected to the engine. I first noticed I had a leak when my car was running hot and checked my reservoir and it was empty. It was a slow leak and I was poor so I let it go for the time being. Now it got worse so I went to a buddies house and he had a doohicky that I cant remember the name of to hook up to the coolant reservoir and pressurize the system, we found the leak and replaced the hose. But now its leaking again and I have no idea why. The area around the hose connection isn't damaged looking, no cracks or anything. We also cleaned the area to make sure it wasn't just dirty and not forming a seal. So if any of you have some insight that would be amazing.

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Leaking from same hose or other.
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Odds are not the hose, rather the black plastic assembly (thermostat housing) it attaches to. Common, they fall apart on a regular basis. Will 9 times out of 10 look like one of the hoses that attach to it is the problem and probably why the first 'fix' didn't really do it. That thing can leak in like 20 different ways. Often cracked where you can't see it too.

FYI, being 'poor' is how most of these end up in the scrapyards, being that the car simply does not care about any owner budget. That engine takes an enormous amount of abuse to keep on going but overheat is not one of them longterm and puts many cars there. That housing has more than its' fair share of junked cars linked to it. Fix the few things that do go wrong and many of these cars can go 300K miles. Or not and to the yard way ahead of time then. Seems most like it that way as that's what usually happens.

So, one can fix the car or better yet fix the driver. Sometimes have to fix BOTH, they really don't like that at all.

It is what it is....................
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