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Hey I have a 01 dohc and on the drivers side of the car I have a coolant leak. I found that the tee was cracked on the hose returning to resevor so i fixed that with some plastic weld. Today i got it up to speed brought it home and there was still alittle fluid. had the girlfriend bring the rpms up to 2500 as soon as the fans came on i started seeing little dots of coolant below thermostat area then bigger drops. as soon as the fans shut off seemed to subside. anyway its spraying enough a first soak almost everything and the damn battery is in the way. any thoughts on where to start. btw from my viewpoint the waterpump looks dry and the black section of the thermostat housing is pretty rusty around the edges
 

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Find a small mechanical mirror and look under the water pump(it is on drivers side 2001 and up Duratec)
I don't know your mileage but factory water pumps may go bad any were between 100000 and 150000m.
Also make sure the tee you fixed is not leaking again.b.t.w. be very careful with that tee it is dealer only part comes together with thermostat housing,thermostat and two small hoses and the cost of that assembly is about $150.00
 

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okay ill go check that out. i am going to replace that assembly just needed money. I didnt want to take it all apart until I had a the peices and fluid i needed. 135,00 miles and it needs a power steering pump too there is fluid on the bottom of the hood.
 

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TASCA ford parts sells the same assembly for about hundred plus $10 for shipping but no tax.
I recommend before changing it to make sure the leak is coming from there.
 

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I forgot I can provide you with the ford part number for it ,but not right now.
Tomorrow morning probably.
 

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Ford Parts 8A521 $166.41 well its coming from the degas tube tee area but not where i fixed. below it. must have split somewhere but i cant see the crack just all the fluid. so unless someone has a fix for that fitiing i am going to order part.
 

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Plastic weld isnt going to cut it for sealing up a leak in a hot, pressurized to 16 psi system.
 

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^^^^ +1

A trip to the hardware store for some adapter fittings and I bet it will work great!
 

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That inline drain is from jegs. I made my own out of 1 1/4 hose splice connector. i drilled through the flat section on top the tapped it with a 3/8 fitting and threaded it with yellow ptfe. $15.00.
 
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