I have changed the water pump and theromstat on my mustang 302. Now I have antifreeze puddling up on the timing chain cover on the driver side. I re-sealed the theromstat housing and still have the puddling.I will wipe it up and with 2-3 hours is back.
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1990 Ford Mustang LX Question: Antifreeze puddle on time change cover
Answer #1DaveJHM October 12, 2010, 00:56Master
Are you uncertain as to where the coolant is coming from? Is it traveling to the timing cover, or is it originating there? A 1990 5.0L could very well have a leak from the housing itself. Or it could be from a worn out hose not sealing entirely. Check clamps and even pull the hoses off, looking for pin-holes or cracks. When you disturb them, that's when they especially start leaking as they are aged.