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Pinpointing a leak requires diag equipment and visual inspection. I can tell you a common cause since there are none for this vehicle I also cant say replace this and your done since I dont guess. You need to perform your own diag. You will need a cooling system pressure tester to pressureize the system to locate the origin of the leak. The concern sounds like a leaking water pump seal but its no where near the starter. A visual inspection would mean thinking gravity and following the trail up as high as you can find it. Coolant usually leaves a white chalky appearance. DO NOT USE STOP LEAK.
I am sorry you feel this way. Ford taught me not to guess. Lets say your engine makes a noise. I am not going to disassemble the engine and find the cause. I am going to diagnose the cause and then go from there. In your case you have a coolant leak which is not a common characteristic to this vehicle so. Any and every tech will diagnose with tools. I dont know whom you get to repair your vehicle but at ford most every tech is factory trained in all categories and guessing is not a approach taught. We diagnose then repair. I fix cars to the best of my abitly the first time in. I DO NOT put parts on and say lets see if that gets it.
Without looking at the vehilce and testing it then it will be just a guess.