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2001 ford expedition leaking water out a drain under back of car smells like coolant?

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Rear heater core needs replaced

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SOURCE: 98 Expedition coolant leak top back of engin

Sorry im late with this,i couldnt seem to log on....The answer to your question is YES,there is a steel line under the intake with a short piece of rubber line attached to it and you can just about see it from the front of the intake with a light,it can leak and cause coolant to run off the back of the engine,The intake gasket set alone is about $40.00 and i dont know about the rubber line,i have seen it physically but havent changed one yet.Note the date of manufactor just incase,i bought an intake set for a 99 and the engine design was changed half way through...its not too hard to pull off the intake and re-install,you will need a 7mm socket for the coil packs,8mm socket for the fuel rail bolts and lower intake bolts and power steering bracket bolts and throttle bracket bolts,10mm socket for the intake bolts and alternator bolts and egr valve,and a large cresant wrench for the exhaust tube thats connected to the egr valve,flat screw driver for the air cleaner...and plenty of extensions with a swivel to be able to get to the back bolts of the intake....just incase you do it yourself this info could make it easier to gather tools.Its about a 3 1\2 to 4 hour job start to finish for the first time doing it,includes cleaning everything..Good luck

Posted on May 16, 2009

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Mind did the same thing. The heater core went bad and on that model the box drains out under the car were condensation from the ac would let it out, instead of leaking inside the car on the passenger side on the carpet like older cars do.

Posted on Aug 05, 2009

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First off, is this water or antifreeze? If it's water it could be coming from the heat/air conditioning. If it's antifreeze, it's probably either a heater hose or the back of the intake manifold.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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Hi, a small leak in the heater core could either be draining through the evaporator drain port or perhaps just evaporating into the air flow. Does the windshield fog when you set it on defrost?

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

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SOURCE: 2002 Ford Taurus 6 cyc.

some 3.0 engines hive a head gasket leak on the rear head on the corner hear the water pump..

Posted on Sep 18, 2011

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My ford has a leak on the right side front it smells like coolant over a two day period all the coolant leaked on the ground what do i do?


Well depending on what engine is in this vehicle, it could possibly be the water pump that is leaking or possibly a "freeze out" plug on the block. I would say it is more than likely the water pump. If you have no noticeable leaks from any of the hoses or radiator, i would definitely suspect the water pump or possibly the thermostat housing may have cracked and started to leak. My suggestion would be to look at all your hoses carefullly and then check the housings where the hoses connect to the engine block, if no signs of coolant are present, check around the water pump for noticeable coolant leaks. Hope this helps in your search for that coolant leak.

Sep 27, 2012 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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Why does my ac blow smoke an smell like antifreeze in my 2001 ford expedition?


If you are getting coolant inside the cabin the common cause is a leaking heater core.

Jul 11, 2012 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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There's a strong smell of antifreeze inside the 2001 Ford Expedition, there aren't any leaks. What could be the problem?


Hi, a small leak in the heater core could either be draining through the evaporator drain port or perhaps just evaporating into the air flow. Does the windshield fog when you set it on defrost?

Jan 11, 2011 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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I first noticed this smell of oder coming from my vents without the air or heat on ..then it started leaking antifreeze mixed with water they think could this be a leak in the hose or another problem ?


Step 1: check to see if there is any leakage of coolant under the car, if so it could be a leaking hose or water pump seal.
If not
Step 2: check to see if there's coolant leaking on the passenger side fire wall (inside the car) and to see if there is any fogging on the windshield when the defroster is running, or if there's smearing on the windshield, this would indicate the heater core is leaking and has gone bad.

Nov 11, 2010 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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Smoke coming from a/c vents on ford expedition with sweet smell


The problem is the heater core leaking behind the dashboard. Heater Core Removal & Installation 1997-2002 To Remove:
NOTE: Heater core must be vacuum leak tested before it is remove from vehicle if a heater core leak is suspected.
  1. Drain engine coolant.
  2. Remove instrument panel.
  3. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, remove junction splash shield.
  4. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, disconnect starter relay cable. ford-03-00-3579.gif

  5. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, remove junction block bracket.
  6. Clamp inlet and outlet heater hoses.
  7. Disconnect heater hose from heater core by gently pressing it toward heater core.
  8. Remove A/C plenum demister adapter.
  9. Disconnect vacuum line.
  10. Remove 13 plenum chamber top screws.
  11. Remove blend door assembly from case.
  12. Remove heater core.
To Install:
NOTE: If needed, clean and lubricate coolant hoses with plain water.
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  1. Install heater core.
  2. Install blend door assembly to case.
  3. Install 13 plenum chamber top screws.
  4. Connect vacuum line.
  5. Install A/C plenum demister adapter.
  6. Connect heater hose to heater core.
  7. Release all clamps from inlet and outlet heater hoses.
  8. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, install junction block bracket.
  9. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, connect starter relay cable.
  10. For 5.4L (4V), if quipped, install junction splash shield.
  11. Install instrument panel.
  12. Refill engine coolant.
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Aug 17, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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My 2001 Ford Windstar van seems to be using alot of coolant daily


Possible coolant leak on hot engine parts causing it to evaporate as it leaks. That would definitely invade the cabin air. You would need to carefully check under the hood with the engine warmed up and running.

Also could be a headgasket failure between coolant channels and a combustion chamber. This latter problem sometimes shows itself as vapor at the tailpipe after there should be no more visible. You may also detect the odor of coolant there too.

May 13, 2010 | 2001 Ford Windstar

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Radiator leak 99 Ford Expedition back drivers side


You are likely leaking coolant from a heater line or hose,check the hose that comes from the water pump{smaller of the two] and see if it has a leak in it or if there is just a loose hose clamp.If you can't find a leak in the hoses or any steel tubes then you need to take it to a radiater shop and have it pressure tested to see if you have a leak in the intake manifold gasket or maybe even the head gasket,good luck.

Dec 02, 2009 | 2001 Ford Expedition

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We first noticed a problem when our 98 expedition started overheating, we put in the coolant and went on our way. A few days later smoke started coming in the vents when the AC was on high. We checked the...


Your auto is definitely loosing coolant and will overheat. Check your thermostat, hoses, belts, radiator cap and water pump. If you do not fix the leak or coolant circulation problem you can destroy your engine. The smell inside can be being picked up from the outside vent or it could be your heater core inside the ventillation area leaking (which could be your coolant leak).. If that is the case you will need to replace the heater core.

Jul 10, 2009 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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How do I know if my heater core is bad?


The heater core shares the same housing as the air conditioning evaporator core. The drain for the AC is designed to leak condensation. The coolant could be draining out of the same drain hole. To test a heater core you must use a cooling system pressure tester. If the pressure drops during testing search for your leak looking at all your cooling system components including your radiator. If the heater core is leaking coolant should be coming out of the AC drain hole.

Apr 07, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

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Front windsheild is steaming up


If you are talking about steaming up on the inside, you could have a heater core leaking coolant. Check the passenger side front carpet and see if it's wet. A big job to replace.

Mar 05, 2009 | 1998 Ford Expedition

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