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Old 12-13-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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SVT leaking coolant

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





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

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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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.
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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

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Old 12-13-2012, 03:17 PM   #4
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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

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Will deff look into that.

Thanks for fast reply / confirming :-)
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contour svt housing from tousley . done
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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

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Did you read his OP?

"Leaking near the bottom white cap"

He even stated it was the freeze plug
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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?

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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.
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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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Is that what the cap is called? freeze cap?
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