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Old 07-29-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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'05 V6 coolant leak?

I have a 2005 v6 'stang and today I had the unpleasant experience of a coolant leak.
I tried replacing the thermostat o ring and such but I noticed during that, it was leaking from just below the thermostat.
It was coming from the bean shaped box that the thermostat assmbly was bolted to.
I need to know what that box is called so I can get another one tomorrow.

it's about 4-6 inches long, three ish deep and about three wide. it gas two hoses connected to it, one smaller one on the top, and a larger one on the bottom. the thermostat assmbly is held to it with three bolts.
can you tell me what this thing is called?,
any help would be much obliged.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #2
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Re: '05 V6 coolant leak?

thermostat housing
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I'm thinking the lower thermostat housing?
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Can you post a pic?
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I knew there was a thermostat housing, I just wasent shure. thanks a million!
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Had the same issue at 47k miles really easy to fix tho, I recomend not only changing the bottom part get the top and bottom, once u take them apart the sealing won't be the same on used parts, also consider changing the hoses at this point
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Had the same issue at 47k miles really easy to fix tho, I recomend not only changing the bottom part get the top and bottom, once u take them apart the sealing won't be the same on used parts, also consider changing the hoses at this point
+1 the used parts might be warped.
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Let's keep it neat
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Can you post a pic?
I can't, I'm on my iPhone, it won't let me.
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okay, thanks guys for the info, ill check and see if the auto parts stores around here have any in stock!, and all if the hoses look fine, but I'll look into that too, shouldn't be too much.
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okay, I replaced all the thermostat housing, but it still leaks.
it leaks up close to the firewall, I can't see where from, but it almost seems like it's coming in top if the transmission and splitting into two streams. heater core maybe?
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okay, thanks guys for the info, ill check and see if the auto parts stores around here have any in stock!, and all if the hoses look fine, but I'll look into that too, shouldn't be too much.
That a Ford part even the one u can get from AM online has a Ford logo and serial ...no autoparts have em
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That a Ford part even the one u can get from AM online has a Ford logo and serial ...no autoparts have em
they had at at a local Carquest, well they had to order it, but the had it within a few hours.
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Re: '05 V6 coolant leak?

Could be the intake manifold
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the weird thing is, it's not draining any from the reservoir., maybe it's just heavy ac condensation?
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the weird thing is, it's not draining any from the reservoir., maybe it's just heavy ac condensation?
U said it divides into two streams...
Check if it has pressure, if it does its not condensation

Anyways wanna make sure if its ur coolant leaking get a radiator cap with a pressure gauge on it I've seen them on some autoparts...that would tell u if there is a leak
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I can't, I'm on my iPhone, it won't let me.
Are you using the browser?! Download the app and you can post photos.
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Thermostat housing! Onthe v6 its not vry stout cheap fix hour job
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Hey I have the same to leaks also. Mine started happening when the honeycomb in my cats broke apart and shot down my pipes. Weird how that happened. I two replaced the thermo. Housing make sure you replace the senor n the pin also
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