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My 2002 ford windstar is leaking antifreeze but it's not evident where it's coming from, it doesn't show up on the ground and has no odor.. it has overheated and for about 2 months the heater only blows hot air when the engine is accelerated.. the radiator, hoses and thermostat are only a year old.. help please
Could be a cracked head and the leak is internal.The coolant is going out the exhaust. Soon the O2sensor will be no good. Try looking under the car for a cold water leak first thing in the morning or just after the engine reaches out side air temp
Posted on Feb 08, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is your temperature gauge working now? That is of more concern then your heater as you wouldnt know if your engine was overheating until its too late. Your heater core could be clogged, they get clogged quite easily. You can flush them or replace. The part is inexpensive but on some models you have to take out dash to replace them, but on other models it only takes about 30 mins and a few bolts.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
I had the same problem, whole new radiator, new hoses, new thermostat, and still overheating. What the problem was for me...bad radiator cap...all that money and a $20 fix...try it?
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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Replace the bad radiator hose first. Second- get you special formulated anti-freeze dye from the auto store and pour it into the radiator. Third- make sure you got all the air pockets out of your system, cause the coolant system won't work with air pockets in it. Fourth- Check for leaks by looking for the colored dye. If it's not the radiator hose, then could possibly be a pin hole in your radiator. Would suggest replacing all the radiator hoses at the same time while you got the coolant system disconnected, cause you don't want to have to come back and replace another hose in a few months.
Posted on Nov 06, 2009
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