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N reg ford escort zetec engine coolant leak problem

Hi I have a massive water leak but cant find where its coming from. Its pouring down the engine block but cant pinpoint where as access is very limited. Its at the timing belt end where I think the water pump may be but not sure. Any advice on how to fixed this and where it could be coming from.

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  • cath64 Jul 14, 2008

    i have a water leak and dont know whether to buy a new radiator

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    Alsmost certainly the water pump, cos u cannot see it until you remove the cambel covers. mine had actulally rotted a hole in the pump intake pipe

  • jmm0254 May 02, 2009

    Can anyone provide the instructions for removal/replacement of the water pump on a 2001 Ford Focus 16V Zetec? I would like to be directed to or receive directions on how to replace the water pump on this vehicle. Thanks



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You could do with the timeing belt caseing off,then just clean round the water pump houseing.then just turn the car over and let it tick over and just look for were it starts to run out,good luck

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Dont get a new car, water pump gone get a new one £25 squid, just done mine, same problem

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I would buy a new car lol if i had any money :-(

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Get a new car lol

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