Question about 1989 Ford Crown Victoria
Ive replaced the thermostat and water pump im losing water not thru oil or exhaust it doesn't seem to be leaking from radiator ether
you either have a blockage in the water jacket or the waterpump isnt working properly or your raidiator fins are pluged not letting air get thru
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
SOURCE: Overheating Problem
There are a lot of places it could be leaking from,it could be a head gasget, freeze plug, intake gasget, ect. best thing to do is pressureise the cooling system and look for a leak, and watch the pressure guage on tester. Do you have the right radiator cap? or at least the right # cap. That is something thats over looked a lot, and they go bad too.
Posted on May 30, 2009
They can be a real challenge to find, especially if the leak is buried somewhere that you really can't see. Then after driving around, the fan and wind spread the coolant all over , making it even more difficult to locate the source. 1st try 'stop leak' which can be purchased at parts stores, you might get lucky and it will fix the problem. Sounds like a good idea to replace the radiator if it's rusty. You could have a leak at the head gasket, or even a freeze out plug on the block. A couple of suggestions to help locate it: pick up a small mirror at a parts store, the kind that folds and extends. Get the car up in the air so you have plenty of room underneath to move around, and securely supported so the car won't fall on you. Clean off any drips or visible coolant. Start the car and crawl around with your mirror and a good flashlight, and wait for evidence of coolant to appear. It's a matter of patience and poking around to find it. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 29, 2009
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Try turning on your hazard/warning flashers. The DOT 3 fuses are usually right next to each other. Follow the clicking sound.
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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