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Elevate the car. Simply jacking up the front end of your vehicle lifts your radiator to a point that is higher than the rest of the cooling system. This will help force air pockets closed and dissipate air bubbles into the atmosphere. When elevating your vehicle, make sure that the radiator cap or reservoir tank cap is loose, to help speed the process �������
 

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I would highly recommend changing that hose without the check valve right away. I changed mine in the spring. Car had about 43k on it. Wish I would have changed it sooner because I guess the damage was already done. I've put less than 1k on it since swapping the hose, but low and behold, walked out this morning and found coolant all over the ground. It's a 2012 but Ford Certified (7yr/100k), so I believe the water pump should be covered. AAA hauled it in, they should be looking at it shortly. Hopefully this whole thing costs me nothing except being without the car while it is repaired.


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I would highly recommend changing that hose without the check valve right away. I changed mine in the spring. Car had about 43k on it. Wish I would have changed it sooner because I guess the damage was already done. I've put less than 1k on it since swapping the hose, but low and behold, walked out this morning and found coolant all over the ground. It's a 2012 but Ford Certified (7yr/100k), so I believe the water pump should be covered. AAA hauled it in, they should be looking at it shortly. Hopefully this whole thing costs me nothing except being without the car while it is repaired.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible

Dealer just called, validated my diagnosis, and will have a new pump installed by the end of the day tomorrow. I just need to pay the $100 deductible for the CPO program.


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Dealer just called, validated my diagnosis, and will have a new pump installed by the end of the day tomorrow. I just need to pay the $100 deductible for the CPO program.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
1979 Solar Gold Trans Am
1995 Bright Red Trans Am Convertible

Got the car back this afternoon. Took it out for a little ride. Hopefully another water pump is not in my future since I have the new hose on.


2012 Grabber Blue Mustang Convertible V6 Premium
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I changed mine at 82k and now am at 86k fingers crossed

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Mine went out a month after changing it, and I don't even daily drive it. Sorry to say, it's probably not if, but when. My friend's 2013 went out a few weeks ago.


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Mine went out a month after changing it, and I don't even daily drive it. Sorry to say, it's probably not if, but when. My friend's 2013 went out a few weeks ago.


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Thx for the update I'm going to keep an eye on it

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Thx for the update I'm going to keep an eye on it

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Good idea. Never thought it would happen to me, and then it did.


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Reviving an old thread. Just happened to me tonight. This is great info. I will get both parts for my mechanic to fix tomorrow. I would do it myself but I'm slammed at work for the next week.
 

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Reviving an old thread. Just happened to me tonight. This is great info. I will get both parts for my mechanic to fix tomorrow. I would do it myself but I'm slammed at work for the next week.
How many miles did you have?


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Just bought the car last month with 51,000 miles. Fell out of factory warranty on Jan. 26th.
 

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My 2014 3.7 began to leak last night while I was at work. I booked an apt with the Ford dealership near me and took the car in. I am at 36662 miles and I still have the 50K miles or six years warranty. So the water pump is covered. They kept the car for three hours ( going to pick up the car after I post this) to fix it. I had plenty of coolant in the coolant tank thinggy, I also had no further leaks after the first leak and my coolant temp was normal.

While I was at the dealership I told them I have the upper and lower radiator hoses, I also have a thermostat and the rubber O-ring (I would pay for the non warranty work, labor etc). I asked the service department rep to see if they can install the new parts I have (OEM motorcraft parts) since they are gonna replace my water pump etc. He came back and said it was going to cost me $465 to install two hoses and a thermostat.

I politely asked him to just complete the warranty work and I'll deal with replacing the hoses and thermostat somewhere else.

So in conclusion, I had my water pump problem before I reached 37k miles, it was covered under ford powertrain warranty (I did purchase extended bumper to bumper but it wasn't needed obviously) and you can expect to have it done in three hours or so at the dealership etc.
 

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Water pump leak

Just reporting another water pump leak. This is on a 2012 V6 base manual (Feb 2012 build date) with the old design degas hose. 53000 miles.
 

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Thanks for all the posts.

I have a 2014 3.7L convertible currently at 59,900 km or 37,220 miles. I did not expect to have this kind of problem at this low mileage.

I just noticed my heat stopped working, checked the coolant, by opening the cap (engine cold) and it was empty in the degas bottle. I’m going to admit to something really stupid of me here, I had previously “checked” the coolant level by looking at the outside of the bottle, which was orange right up to the max line, I thought it was liquid but nope, it was the stain from where the liquid was. ?Hopefully some day someone reads that and doesn’t do the same thing as I did. ?

I’m glad to read that some had it covered under powertrain warranty (5yr 100,000 km for me, 5 years from sale is in 4 months for me).

I will be taking to the dealer on Tuesday and see if they will repair under warranty.
 
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