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Coolant leak

(1999 Ford F-150)
in Winfield, KS on March 16, 2010
leaking at right rear of engine can not tell where. it appears in the general location of the starter
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on March 18, 2010
There are core plugs that are in that area and if the cooling system is not properly maintained they rust through and leak. There are the same type of plugs at the rear of the engine block too, so those can leak and that leakage can migrate towards the starter. Might want to have a shop add UV dye to your coolant and then pressure test the cooling system, this will ensure an accurate diagnosis. good luck.
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on March 18, 2010
There are core plugs that are in that area and if the cooling system is not properly maintained they rust through and leak. There are the same type of plugs at the rear of the engine block too, so those can leak and that leakage can migrate towards the starter. Might want to have a shop add UV dye to your coolant and then pressure test the cooling system, this will ensure an accurate diagnosis. good luck.
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