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Surprise coolant leak.

Discussion in 'Escort Wagons' started by Subsailor, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. Subsailor

    Subsailor New Member

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    I have a 1995 wagon. Just replaced the alternator. While installing the new alt, I noticed that I was leaking coolant. Did not find source. Any ideas?
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    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Could be one of the freeze plugs on timing side of cylinder head. Where did you see the coolant
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    Pizzaman5000 FEOA Donator

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    Yeah, where?

    There's the overflow by the alt, the hose from the rad cap to expansion tank/overflow, rad cap, water pump, head gasket, freeze plugs, heater core.
    ^all those are just the passenger side of the engine.

    I would take a picture of it. Better yet (carefully) look for coolant leaks when the engine is warm... It should be pressurized, and hopefully the leak will show itself.
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    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    Get a pressure tester as a free loaner too at AutoZone or Advance Auto. I found my head gasket leak that way. In your case, it probably something else
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