Question about 1996 Mercury Villager
Add water to the reserve / overflow tank until the radiator is full (add when engine is running), slide a large piece of card board under the engine, run ten minutes and look for the leak around the areas: upper and lower radaitor hoses, radiator and radiator cap if equipped, then look under the engine toward the lower front of the motor where the belt meets the lowest pulley wheel if coolant is leaking just behind the pulley wheel chances are the water pump must be done but be sure to examine any smaller hidden hoses toward the front of the motor to ensure this is no the culprit. The bottom line is you must locate the source of the leak and be sure when tracing the leaking the engine has ran for a minimum of ten minutes in order to pressurize the cooling system then as you look for the leak shut off the engine it may be neccessary to start the engine up again and run to repressurize the system to continue checking for leaks.
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
DO NOT RUN THE CAR WITH NO WATER,water has to be present in the reservoir to enable the output of heat from the heaters. switch the engine off put water in the reservoir/antifreeze look at the bottom of your engine, see if there is a leak, ifnot fill water on to correct level, close cap, turn engine on, check for leak under the engine, if not when engine reaches optimum temperature, your car should give out heat. after an hour check level of water in reservoir. if it has totally depleted or decreased by a significant amount then, go straight to the mechanic and tell him your observations, it could be your HEAD GASKET, if it is then start saving
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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