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Old 12-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
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leaking antifreeze

So the other day my car overheated going down the interstate. So I pulled over and let it cool off once it was back down to normal I started it up and started driving it just trying to get to the next exit. But it never got hot again so I finished my drive home. Checked the antifreeze level and it was a little low so I added some. Then today I took it for a drive and my temp gauge never warmed up at all after about a 20min drive. when I got home I popped my hood and there was a lil bit of antifreeze under where the top hose connects to the engine but doesnt look as if the hose connection is where it is leaking. I have no idea whats going on any ideas??
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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could be a sticking thermostat...cheap enough to swap and see if anything changes. it could be causing fluid to back up
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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I had just changed that last weekend because my old one was stuck open.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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did you replace the gasket?
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Yes i did after cleaning off the area where the old gasket was
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I had just changed that last weekend because my old one was stuck open.
Take it out and drop it in really hot water and see if It's working. New ones can be defective too.
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Alright I'll give that a shot tonight and let everyone know what i find out
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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I had a problem with my daily driver. Not a Stang. As long as I didn't go on the interstate, it didn't leak. The pressure from the higher speeds caused a leak on the head gasket. It was such a small leak that if any fluid leaked it didn't form a little leak pool.
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I had a problem with my daily driver. Not a Stang. As long as I didn't go on the interstate, it didn't leak. The pressure from the higher speeds caused a leak on the head gasket. It was such a small leak that if any fluid leaked it didn't form a little leak pool.
With a head gasket leak, It was probably going in your oil or out the exaust.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:47 AM   #10
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Do a pressure test on your coolant system for leaks. Where did you buy your thermostat? If its autozone I'd chuck it and go buy oem. A cheap one can stick too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #11
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Well i checked the thermostat last night it works fine in water. And ik there isn't antifreeze in my oil so i hope it's not a head gasket. But yes i did get it from AutoZone. Iv never done a pressure test is it hard to do? How do you do it?
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Think maybe you could have busted the thermostat housing?
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