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Radiator is leaking on 2003 ford escape V6

Water leaking from radiator how do I check?

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SOURCE: power steering leak

check lines and pump make sure its not overfilled.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Check engine light is on. EVAP small leak

You need to check the purge and vent solenoids for proper operation. You need to check the pressure sensor for out of range ( defective ). You need to check the filler neck for cracks and make sure the clamps are tight. You need to check the vapor lines for loose fit. I've seen at the charcoal cannister where the lines connect it may not be on strait. A smok test will reveal this if its not sealing. You may have a leaking rollover valve or fuel pump seal on top of the tank. You may just have a vacuum leak under the hood, These trucks have an Evap management valve also that can be leaking or out of specs. Look on the emmisions lable or vacuum chart under the hood. This will show you the underhood components.

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I have 2003 Ford Escape V6 I have to codes that

P0141=O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2
P0161=O2 Sensor Heater Circuit Bank 2 Sensor 2,
the 141 code is a problem with the heated O2 sensor on the drivers side exhaust after the converter,
the 161 code is the same except it is on that passenger side exhaust after the converter.

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Ford Escape 2003. Engine suddenly overheat.

Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal.

If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. If the level is normal then you need to check the thermostat to make sure it is opening properly. To do this, run the motor to temperature and check the top and bottom hoses. They should both be hot and firrm once the thermostat opens meaning the circulation loop is operating properly. If the top is hot and firm and the bottom is cold/soft or collapsed then the thermostat isn't opening.

If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Check the head/intake gaskets, hose connections, hoses, over flow tank, radiator fins, radiator side tanks etc..

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 2003 Ford

It might be the rack and pinion kit (seals)

I had this problem 2 months ago... replaced the powersteering pump 3 times until I convinced the mechanics to look at the rack and pinion. there they found the leak, especially when I turned the wheel.. They first kept telling me there was air in the lines and it would go away. but that never happened.

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

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I am having difficulty locating it. I need to know how to locate and replace a thermostat on a 2002 ford escape


Follow the top radiator hose down to where it connects to the engine. You should find a dome shape item or a couple of smaller bolts that attach to the engine to the side of the radiator hose and the thermostat will be inside the housing. You will need to drain the radiator, remove the bolts holding the thermostat housing to the engine and remove the old stat and put in a new one be sure to make note of how the stat is facing when you remove it and put the new one in the same way. then reconnect the thermostat housing making sure the gasket is in place so it won't leak, then refill the radiator slowly so you don't cause an air lock in the radiator, with cap still off start the engine and allow it to warm up until the stat opens and then you will need to add more antifreeze to the system. Double check for any leaks. Turn on the heater and make sure you have good heat and you should be good

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Have a 2009 Ford escape v6 fwd and it keeps over heating what could be the problem ?


Could be the radiator fan not coming on, thermostat stuck, not enough coolant in radiator, engine low on oil,
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Where is thermostat on 2007 ford escape


Depends on which engine you have. On the 2.3 four cylinder models, it is in the water neck on the side of the engine block facing the radiator. On the 3.0 V6 models, it is in the water outlet assembly on the engine.

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2001 Ford Escape. Coolant leaking from somewhere. Went through bottle of coolant in 2 days.


If there is no sign of a leak you need to test for cylinder head leaks.
Warm up the engine and remove the radiator cap. Top up the water to the neck of the filler. Squeeze the top hose a couple of times to shift any air in the top tank of the radiator. Run the engine on idle and check for bubbles it the radiator, keep it topped up to the neck. Bubbles showing means you have a head gasket problem.

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Ford Escape 2003. Engine suddenly overheat.


Engine over heating can be caused by a number of things. When you say the water pump and radiator appear to be ok I am also guessing that you checked the coolant level to make sure it is normal.

If the level is low then you obviously have a leak. Insufficient coolant circulating will not cool the motor properly because it won't be able to draw enough heat out. If the level is normal then you need to check the thermostat to make sure it is opening properly. To do this, run the motor to temperature and check the top and bottom hoses. They should both be hot and firrm once the thermostat opens meaning the circulation loop is operating properly. If the top is hot and firm and the bottom is cold/soft or collapsed then the thermostat isn't opening.

If the thermostat is operating properly then you ned to look for some other obstruction or cause for coolant loss. Check the head/intake gaskets, hose connections, hoses, over flow tank, radiator fins, radiator side tanks etc..

Good luck.

Jun 10, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

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Coolant light comes on for about 1 minute on 2003 Ford Escape. Do I need to add coolant or flush?


This usually means add coolant.
With the engine cold, take the radiator cap off. Its probably low on coolant,fill it up and put the cap back on.Also check the overflow reservoir and if needed fill it to the cold line. You probably have a coolant leak that needs to be fixed.

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