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Ford Focus SVT coolant leak at thermostat housing

 
Ford Focus SVT Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004

Engine Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC

Average Mileage: 82,986 mi (68,586 mi - 117,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 85,000 mi

    Leaking aluminum plug in thermostat. Suspect failed O-ring but waiting for repair.

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  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 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

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  • ken8336, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, 117,000 mi
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    4th leaking housing since new. Plastic cracks or oring fails

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