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1998 Mercury Tracer Question: what could be the cause of anti-freeze leak

 

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Visitor, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Dickinson, ND, January 16, 2011, 12:48

What could be the cause of a leak in anti-freeze? Dripping staight to the ground t a pretty rapid pace. Is this most likely the water pump or a crack somewhere?

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    DaveJHM January 16, 2011, 12:53
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    A pressure test of your cooling system will expose the source of the leak best of all. Nothing other than a good physical inspection will reveal the failure. Could even be as simple as a hose connection leaking, perhaps a hose leak. Could be a water pump or even a radiator.

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    tuneupowner from Tune Up Plus, January 16, 2011, 15:33
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    dave hit it in the head. gonna have to do the inspection to find out for sure.....i do see a coolant pipe on back side of engine as a frequent cause on this model and engine configuration. hope that helps.

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