2000 Ford Windstar Q&A

2000 Ford Windstar Question: Van is leaking anti-freeze

My van is leaking anti-freeze from behind the engine. Any idea on how much this costs to repair? I cannot locate exactly where the leak is coming from, but the van runs for now. -
Answer 1
Could be as simple as a hose leak. A pressure test of your cooling system will expose the leak. Then you can approach a solution. -
Answer 2
the leak can come from the top part between the intake an the block is hart to see it only if you remove it its a hose that goes to the heat compartment. -
Answer 3
I just repaired the same issue with my 01 windstar. There is a metal line running from your water pump to your heater hose. This line is mounted by (2) 8mm bolts. One of them is on top of the water pump, and the other is on the backside of the power steering pump. Small hands is a must for this job, or at least be flexible. After removing the mounting bolts, you need to remove (2) hose clamps. 1 is half way down the metal line at a tee, the other is located at the end of the metal line...... in between the firewall and engine on passenger side. Once these steps are done, I removed the line from under the passenger side. Found cracked factory welds on metal line around the tee which was pissing out towards the rear of the motor. this job requires patience and time. According to the ford parts counter, this is a common problem with this line after so many years. -