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Old 01-02-2019, 05:00 PM
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I have a 2004 Mustang GT. It has recently started a coolant leak. I can't really explain where so I uploaded a video so you guys can take a look.
I really don't know what it could be, do you guys have any suggestions?

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Old 01-02-2019, 05:08 PM
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Seems like it's dripping from the front of the engine...can you do another video and put your phone inside the engine bay? Get shots of the top of the engine, including where the thermostat housing is (driver's side, front of engine), and where the coolant hoses are, and really anything else. Use a light if your phone has it.

My car leaked from the plastic intake manifold, which is common on these cars. Yours could be simpler though like a bad o ring in the thermostat housing or a hose leaking at the connection.

That's a fast leak though to drip that much. Has the car overheated?
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:58 PM
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Looks like bottom right hand side? That could be the lower radiator hose, or like vert said.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:47 PM
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judging from the location, Id say its coming from the oil filter adapter location. There is a gasket behind the oil filter adapter/oil cooler that goes bad and it leaks. Coolant flows through the oil filter adapter and into the lower radiator hose.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by 99GTvert View Post
Seems like it's dripping from the front of the engine...can you do another video and put your phone inside the engine bay? Get shots of the top of the engine, including where the thermostat housing is (driver's side, front of engine), and where the coolant hoses are, and really anything else. Use a light if your phone has it.

My car leaked from the plastic intake manifold, which is common on these cars. Yours could be simpler though like a bad o ring in the thermostat housing or a hose leaking at the connection.

That's a fast leak though to drip that much. Has the car overheated?
The car has never overheated, but I always top off the coolant when I leave my house.
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dawson1112 View Post
judging from the location, Id say its coming from the oil filter adapter location. There is a gasket behind the oil filter adapter/oil cooler that goes bad and it leaks. Coolant flows through the oil filter adapter and into the lower radiator hose.
I'll prob take it somewhere so they can check it...
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:55 PM
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Do a cooling system pressure check when the engine is cold. Should be able to see coolant seeping out from wherever it's coming from.
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