A leak in the back - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 08-29-2017, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Trader Feedback: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 4
A leak in the back

My original 1983 V6 has a coolant leak that drips from the area about a foot in from the right about even with the rear of the front right tire. Hoses are dry and I can't see any evidence from above. I have two floor jacks but both are occupied so I took a dozen camera shots with the phone to see what I could find. The starter looks very wet. What is above in that area? Are there any freeze plugs that might be the cause? If so, how can I get access to them? There isn't much access between the back of the engine and the firewall? Are there any other possibilities for a leak back there? Does anyone have pictures of the back of this engine?

Thank you for any suggestions and info,
Justin

shrlsgrl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 08-29-2017, 09:09 AM
Registered User
 
IRUNEM2's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (170)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Posts: 4,726
GET A BOTTLE OF COOLANT DYE ... ADD DYE DRIVE TO MIX DYE IN COOLING SYSTEM.
LET MOTOR COOL DOWN.. USE BLOW GUN TO AIR DRY.
PUSH CAR IN DRY AREA FOR TESTING.
USE COOLANT PRESSURE TESTER.
USE UV LIGHT/BLACK LIGHT TO FIND ORIGIN OF LEAK!

GOOD LUCK.

IRUNEM2 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 08-29-2017, 09:15 AM
Registered User
 
IRUNEM2's Avatar
 
Trader Feedback: (170)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Posts: 4,726
GET A BOTTLE OF COOLANT DYE ... ADD DYE DRIVE TO MIX DYE IN COOLING SYSTEM.
LET MOTOR COOL DOWN.. USE BLOW GUN TO AIR DRY.
PUSH CAR IN DRY AREA FOR TESTING.
USE COOLANT PRESSURE TESTER.
USE UV LIGHT/BLACK LIGHT TO FIND ORIGIN OF LEAK!

GOOD LUCK.
IRUNEM2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ReInstalled 302, rocks front to back??? CypressLX 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech 2 07-02-2017 08:01 PM
Back in it again CCH New Member Introductions 1 01-18-2016 09:39 AM
Rear main vs tranny input seal leak Texasdoc 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech 6 03-21-2015 08:36 AM
Power steering leak Big Jay D 94/95 Tech 6 02-01-2012 03:29 PM
where could the leak come from/rear of engine Eleanor68 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech 6 02-14-2011 08:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome