Car Problem Reports
Ford Focus SVT coolant leak at thermostat housing
Ford Focus SVT Problem
Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC
Average Mileage: 82,986 mi (68,586 mi - 117,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Ford Focus SVT, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 70,000 mi
At first the dealer misdiagnoses the small coolant leak and made unnecessary repairs. Then the leak was found in a crack on the thermostat housing (which is plastic by the way). That was at 70,000 miles. Now at 110,000 miles, it has a tiny crack again and I am not going to spend $400 to replace it. I put in a chemical leak sealer.
Visitor, 2003 Ford Focus SVT, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 68,586 mi
i replaced the thermostat and the o ring must be my housing bcs i took it to a shop and they checked all my radiator hoses
Visitor, 2003 Ford Focus SVT, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 85,000 mi
Leaking aluminum plug in thermostat. Suspect failed O-ring but waiting for repair.
4th leaking housing since new. Plastic cracks or oring fails