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Old 12-26-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
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2001 ford mustang gt over heating water leaking from bottom?

I have a 2001 Ford Mustang gt with a fairly new radiator. It started running hot on the freeway and I pulled over and water was gushing Out of the bottom of the car. I put cold water in the radiator and it didn't over heat but it still ran out some when I made it home. I only drive 2.1 miles after putting the water in it does any one know what it is? Please bros


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You really are going to have to do some detective work and find out where is coming from. Plastic intakes are notorious for leaking, could be a hose, the coolant tube under the intake, water pump, a headgasket etc...
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Could be your water pump check that


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Heater core.


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Leaking externally? No.
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Leaking externally? No.

Mine leaked internal and external. It leaked from the firewall. Fixed it up and it stopped leaking. Does your heater smell funny when it's on?


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Man you're gonna have to narrow it Down To at least an area from which leak is coming from..

And to the poster who diagnosed a bad heater core..just because this happened to you doesn't mean it's what's going on now. This is what's wrong with searching the Internet to diagnose problems.

It could be the heater core leaking at firewall, it could be many things.
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Mine leaked internal and external. It leaked from the firewall. Fixed it up and it stopped leaking. Does your heater smell funny when it's on?


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Then more than just the core was shot, was the lines too or it failed literally right at the firewall. He'd have fluid in the car too if this was the case.

Its likely a cracked intake or a blown out coolant line somewhere but gotta get some more troubleshooting.
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Then more than just the core was shot, was the lines too or it failed literally right at the firewall. He'd have fluid in the car too if this was the case.

Its likely a cracked intake or a blown out coolant line somewhere but gotta get some more troubleshooting.
The pipe of the heater core, sticking out of the firewall, is a common failure. Not just on these engine but on many. So it could be a heater core. But there's no way of knowing.

I see what your getting at though, it could be as simple as a hose.
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