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Replaced thermostat now leaking antifreeze everywhere

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Did you replace the gasket with a new one, and made sure the old one was all scraped off of the housing and engine block? check the housing to make sure it didn't get cracked if the bolts were overtightened.

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SOURCE: 2000 Ford Escort. Heater is not warming up.

well most likely your 10 year old heater core is plugged, or the cool air flap on the box is broken. Ask a dealer to tell you which, if it is the door they may have a quick fix. if it is the core, then you are talking about more labor costs and you should find a shop which does heating & a/c work so they are good at pulling and replacing dashboards and are familiar with any short cuts.

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SOURCE: Fan was running fast and leaking antifreeze in my

Sounds like you have another hole somewhere. The cheaper part would be the lower radiator hose, but any hose like a heater return hose can leak.

The proper way to test can be one of two methods. The pressure tester, which may be borrowed from places like Autozone, Oreilys, or Advance is similar to a bicycle pump.
There are fittings used to test the cap or the Radiator. What is good about this method is that it can be used on a cold engine.

In conjuction with this test or as a stand alone test is a chemical dye test. The chemical is added to the Radiator and after the water is circulated an Ultraviolet pen light is shined on the engine and Radiator.

With enclosed Yellow glasses(in some kits) the light is shined on the leak and the glowing dye will help you spot the leak. You should NOT pressurize the system with the pressure tester BEYOND Factory limits. Most of the time the Pressure rating is on the Radiator cap.

If there is just a loose hose clamp, use an adjustable clamp which can be opened and then reconnected once it is around the hose. This way you will not need to remove either end of the hose to slip on the new clamp. The old clamp can be slide up out of the way and remain on anyplace on the hose.

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