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2000 ztec engine ford focus is leaking water coolant

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SOURCE: can not find the coolant drain on my 2000 ford focus

The radiator drain fitting is located at the lower left corner (driver side) of the radiator, under the car.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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Assuming you've already checked the obvious- radiator, hoses, water pump and they are OK here are my suggestions:

If your radiator system has a bleeder valve you need to bleed the system or you will keep getting air pockets that show up in the radiator as low levels of water that need topping up. Check if your engine has this and bleed it- usually VERY SIMPLE process to bleed the air.

Is your carpet/floorboard wet or damp?- heater core problem

Is your oil milky?- internal engine-head gasket trouble, cracked/frozen engine block- sorry.

Have you checked your freeze plugs?

These are pressed into the block in the water channels to keep the block from cracking in a hard freeze. These are meant to pressout of the block when the water expands during a hard freeze to give room for the ice instead of cracking the block. Corrosion and pinhole leaks can form and are accelerated by failing to use antifreeze or letting it go stale.
These get pinhole leaks and may not be obvious. You might hear a hiss if water or vapor is escaping under pressure. Go to the local parts shack and see if they have a diagram that shows the freeze plugs for your specific engine then try to get a look at them- not likely since a lot of them are in very inconvenient places.

A complete set is probably $5-10 but finding the one and getting to it is priceless. They vary in size from 3/8inches to a couple inches diameter. If this is your problem I hope it is accessible and not in a difficult place, like behind the flywheel or under the exhaust manifold or engine mounts- Good Luck!

If you can't find it just keep your water filled and eventually it will become obvious where the leak is. Unfortunately with even a pinhole leak you lose pressure, which is the greater part of what is keeping the temps down in your radiator.

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Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: coolant leaked out leftside of motor.

Check your oil if it's cloudy and watery you've got a blown head gasket, a very expensive repair.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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SOURCE: timing belt broke -2000 ford focus zx3

Hello mawbea: My name is Roger I will answer your question. You did not say which engine is in your car. So if you have a 2.0 SOHC engine. If the belt broke you should be Ok. If you have the 2.0 DOHC engine. The likely hood of bending the valves are just about a guarantee. How ever with any engine using a timing belt it is possible to bend a valve.Should you need more help please just ask.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: oil leak on a 2000 ford focus with a dual cam 16v

Most likley just the valve cover gasket.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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