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1998 mustang gt coolant leak

While I had the front end on a ramp to change the oil, I noticed coolant leaking. Alot of coolant is leaking down between the transmission and oil pan. But I can't tell where the coolant is actually coming from.

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  • crh34 Oct 19, 2008

    Would that also cause coolant to come out the tailpipe? Thanks samson-1

  • crh34 Oct 21, 2008

    Hey BobC6402, that is interesting, I changed the thermostat a while ago and noticed the leak got worse after that. But I could never find the leak. I will have to to start her up again and see if I can trace the leak better. Did you have any water coming out the tailpipes? Thanks for your help!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    will the timeing cover gasket leak coolant into the oil pan?

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I just had the same problem. Ford design the intake manifold with plastic water crossover which cracks. The coolant will leak onto the top of the block and and then down the back of the engine. This intake design is a known defect and was ocvered under by Ford for 7 years past the date of mfg. The crack either is in the crossover or the thermostat housing. I happed on this when I found the same leak and traced it back to the thermostat housing. I changed the thermostat, but it leaked worse. You can pickup a aftermarket for $200 and it's about 4-6 hr job to replace.

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Probably the intake manifold gasket.

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    samson-1 Oct 20, 2008

    That would probably be much more serious, maybe a cracked block.

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