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How do i flush engine coolant in a 1999 Ford Expedition? Engine coolant has a brown tint to it and needs to be flushed. Trying to learn how to do more things on my own instead of taking my vehicle to a garage. .

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Without a flush machine all u can do really is drain radiator and refill. its great to do things on your own but sometimes machinery/garage equipment might be best.

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How much antifreeze do a 2000 ford expedition takes


5 gallons of fluid irrespective of how it is mixed. I answered this earlier for you didn't I with links to specs and videos of how to do it?

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There is brown sludge in radiator what is the cause do you think


The sludge is due to rust in the cooling system due to lack of maintinance, you will need to have the system flushed, you will need to remove the upper and lower hoses from the engine and run the water hose through the radiator first, you will need to do this a few times, then the next thing would be to remove the thermostant and run water throught the engine, the water will go in from the top, star the engine while water is flowing through the engine dont let engine run to long it will overheat, let it run for about 2 min at a time, then with the thermostat out install the housing and connect hoses, pour some cooling system cleaner into radiator and run engine for about 20 min, then flush out again, then refill and run again with water and then drain it out and fill with coolant, make sure that the coolant is mixed 50/50 coolant and water, you will notice that after it runs for a while it will turn brown again due to build up in radiator and engine, there is nothing you can do about that but atleast the coolant will be good and stop the internal gaskets and radiator from rusting out, you will what to do this again in 6 months to get it cleaner. good day. hope this helps.

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How to i flush a radiator on a 2000 expedition and what tools do i need?


you need, knife/ gear clamp,screwdriver /nut driver (for gear clamp) and garden hose
with water pressure hook up hot water is better
you can buy a can or to of rad flush but dishwasher soap works good (it wont suds up )
also rad flush kit with garden hose addapter (most kit are compatable)
1-drain existing coolant in container for recycling
2-locate heater return hose to block and cut to installed flush kit addapter
always better to reveres flussh system with engine off and rad cap removed
drain valve closed hook up garden hose and run hot tap water true system
it will eventually cove out your rad cap (surge tank) until it runs clear
know sut off the garden hose add your cleaning additives installed rad filler cap
run engine per direction on can or 10 to 15 min. sut off engine removed filler cap
open drain valve on radiator and drain out system open water from garden hose
run water until clean water run true shut off garden hose and removed cap off with
cap supplied with kit let system drain completly . repeat cleaning operation until
water runs clear
add 1 jug of concentrated coolant (will mix with ressidual water and finish filling
system with premix used recomended coolant only for your engine your freeze
point of new coolant should be above spec and will be fine
do not used pure concentrated coolant only .your ownners manual spec section will
give capacities system will hold

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1999 2L golf engine runs hot "coolant" in


Before you flush it, check to make sure your oil doesn't have coolant in it. From your description of your coolant, sounds like there's oil in it.. which is indication of a head gasket leak. Have it pressured tested first before doing your flush. Coolant shouldn't be "brown & thick"

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Hi my name is Heath. I have a 1990 Ford Bronco. The other day after i drove it home, I pulled in the driveway and turned the engine off. I got out and heard a hiss so i opened up the hood and I saw brown...


A flush and a thermostat is never a bad idea, but it sound like your radiator cap is worn out, not holding pressure, replace it, should have a 16 lbs rating radiator cap.

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My 1999 Ford Expedition XLT started loosing coolant and the engine started heating up. I have replaced the thermostat, but it made no difference. There are no signs of a leakage, and no puddle are found...


check the motor oil to see if the level is higher on the dip stick, also remove the oil filler cap and look at the side that goes into the engine, see if the cap is clean or has a light brown milkshake look to it.
if you find the milkshake under the cap or the motor oil is much higher than normal the coolant is leaking inside the crankcase. continued driving will ruin the crank bearings.
if you find what I described, have your vehicle towed to your shop, stop driving it.

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Low Coolant light comes on, popped hood and checked it, its full but water/coolant is dirty pretty much brown water. what can cause this?


You're mixing coolant and oil. Probably lower intake gasket leak if you're not running hot, otherwise could be head gasket or other issue. Occasionally a cracked core in the radiator will do this too.

You need to have it taken care of, if you have oil in the coolant, you've also got coolant in your oil, the engine will begin to eat itself...

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A/c not staying cool in my '03 expedition 5.4L engine.


Thankyou,

Your AC is designed to intergrate with the thermal settings of your car, but in this case, the Coolant is probably detoriating in its efficiency, I would get the type of Coolant your car uses, and drain the current, let it out, (Flush) through a process found here<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVWznOl-WZw" target="_frame"><i>here</i></a>

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2001 expedition heater does not heat well


I would flush the whole system with radiater flush then replace with new coolant. But make sure the heater is set to full heat when you flush it ( while driving around the block with flush in it) so the small radiater that has the hot water flowing through it gets flushed too. It may have some build up in it stopping the full flow of heated water/coolant through. If it is bad enough may need to remove and spray out the rubber hoses from the motor to the heater core, and possibly remove the heater core and hose it out to make it flow better and therefore increase the heating ability. Hope this helps.

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