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Old 06-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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I have an 05 mustang 6 cyl automatic, when idling the temp is fine, but under power after shutting the car off, fluid bubble's out of radiator cap. Replaced cap, radiator and thermostat. Can any one help?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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You might have a blown head gasket. They make a test kit you can get at any auto parts store to check your coolant for that.
It detects combustion gasses.
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You might have a blown head gasket. They make a test kit you can get at any auto parts store to check your coolant for that.
It detects combustion gasses.
Test has already been done. If it were the head gasket would the fluid bubble out of the cap or would it flow out the head?
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Not to sure on your years setup but a blown head gasket will cause overheating and or overflow from the radiator cap or boil over into the overflow tank...
Currently a friend of mine has a 95 camaro lt1 that been overheating after replacing all kinds of stuff I suggested a head gasket issue..he took it to a shop and sure enough that was the issue:/
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I had it to two different shops that have both done test checking the head gasket and they checked out ok. The later shop have replaced several things and now say it is the gasket based on the fact that they don't know what else it can be. The only thing they did not change was water pump because they say it can't be that.
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Test has already been done. If it were the head gasket would the fluid bubble out of the cap or would it flow out the head?
A blown head gasket can force combustion pressure into the radiator, which over pressurizes the cooling system forcing coolant to overflow out of the radiator cap vent.


If the gasket blows close to the edge of the head it can also leak there.
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Failed water pump! Thanks for all the input.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #8
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I had it to two different shops that have both done test checking the head gasket and they checked out ok. The later shop have replaced several things and now say it is the gasket based on the fact that they don't know what else it can be. The only thing they did not change was water pump because they say it can't be that.
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Failed water pump! Thanks for all the input.
Don't ever take your car to the shop that said it couldn't be a water pump. Water pump was my first thought before reading that was the solution.

If water isn't circulating correctly, of course you're going to have coolant boiling. There's two things that prevent circulation, T-stat and water pump.

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Failed water pump! Thanks for all the input.
You need to find a different shop lol
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