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Old 10-06-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Cracked thermostat housing??

I have searched some earlier posts and believe I may have a cracked thermostat housing but wanted to make sure before I tear into it. The car is a 2000 ZTS w/ 68K. No noticable leakage when warm or cold but have seen a puddle under the car on two occiasions. One time, I had coolant dripping from the bottom of the tranny bell housing that looked like it was traveling down from the thermostat housing. Is this a common repair item? I can't see anywhere else that it might be leaking from.

It also seems to be sporadic as to how much coolant it leaks and when it happens.

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Old 10-06-2004, 07:16 PM   #2
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It isn't that hard to pull the thermostat off and inspect. Most likely you have a bad gasket that you would be replacing since you pulled it apart.
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Old 10-06-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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I bought a brand new housing from ford and i leakes right were the top and bottom halfs are molded to gather. Took it back and he gave me anothe one for free. The second one worked. Can you do a pressure test. I did a pressure test and you could see the coolant seping out of the seam. I think it was about 50.00 to 60.00.
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Old 10-07-2004, 12:37 PM   #4
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yea dude its the housing! mine did the very same thing that POS is plastic, it wil be around $40 to $50 not big deal!
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