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Krishilbun 12-13-2012 03:04 PM

SVT leaking coolant
 
Recently been parking on pavement and noticed I'm leaking coolant (very tiny portion) I've located area of leak.

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Guessing that's thermostat housing. Leaking near bottom white cap. Thanks for any input.

Kris

disciplerocks 12-13-2012 03:13 PM

Yup the t-stat housing. Common fault. Hit up Steve at Tousley Ford and he can hook you up with a replacement Contour housing pretty cheap.

1turbofocus 12-13-2012 03:14 PM

Feel the bottom of the hose close to the thurmostat housing to see if the coolent is coming from between the hose and housing , if it is that is common and just needs to be taken apart (remove hose) and give the hose and housing a good cleaning and replace with a worm style clamp

If it is coming from the housing to head which I doubt then change out the o-ring and go to worm clamps and you should be fine , some early housings were eaten out by electrolysis but its rare

Tom

Krishilbun 12-13-2012 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1turbofocus (Post 4496996)
Feel the bottom of the hose close to the thurmostat housing to see if the coolent is coming from between the hose and housing , if it is that is common and just needs to be taken apart (remove hose) and give the hose and housing a good cleaning and replace with a worm style clamp

If it is coming from the housing to head which I doubt then change out the o-ring and go to worm clamps and you should be fine , some early housings were eaten out by electrolysis but its rare

Tom

Will deff look into that.

Thanks for fast reply / confirming :-)

jwill2489 12-13-2012 03:49 PM

contour svt housing from tousley . done

1turbofocus 12-13-2012 10:10 PM

Coolent doesnt run up hill , his leak isnt showing to be at the bottom or sides of the housing but at the front upper side like the hose is leaking and running down , lets check the problem before just throwing parts at it

If it is just the hose then it can be fixed with a .60 worm clamp and cleaning the hose and housing , if the housing has to be changed he didnt loose anything checking it first ,

90% of the housing I have seen changed didnt need to be and a $2.00 o-ring would of fixed it with cleaning the housing of the goop

Tom

jwill2489 12-14-2012 10:01 AM

Did you read his OP?

"Leaking near the bottom white cap"

He even stated it was the freeze plug

1turbofocus 12-14-2012 10:29 AM

Did you see the picture where the anti is on the screw ABOVE the bottom plug and where it looks to be wet under the hose , its worth a look ...no?

Tom

84572 12-17-2012 10:34 AM

It is a common problem. Check the orings at the sensor and the aluminum plug. Also you may only need the thermostat housing oring and not a new housing. Geez everone always says to get a new housing. You may need a new housing but take your housing off and check it first.

Krishilbun 12-17-2012 09:51 PM

Havent had a chance to take apart yet but i have some days off coming up. Will figure out whats going on then. Thermostat is working though


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Originally Posted by jwill2489 (Post 4498126)

Is that what the cap is called? freeze cap?


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