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I need to add coolant to my 2001 ford escape. the color I

have is green but it...
I need to add coolant to my 2001 ford escape. the color I have is green but it looks red when we change the radiator and hooked everything back up
JA: How many miles on the car? How has your mileage been lately?
Customer: 163000
JA: Are you fixing your Escape yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: my husband is we have just installed a new radiator when we hooked everything back up the red mixture went in the overflow
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it
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Eric
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HI,

Ok, your vehicle takes long life coolant which is red in color. While you can mix a small amount of the green(pint or less) in an emergency, when doing this type of repair where you will be adding 1/2 gallon or more, you need to stick with the long life coolant. Otherwise the boiling and freezing points of it will be greatly reduced as well as causing potential issues with water pump failure.

If you have already added the green coolant, then you will need to drain and refill with proper coolant

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
My husband will be replacing the water pump tomorrow along with replacing the green antifreeze. Our main concern was that the previous mechanic hooked the hoses up incorrectly which maybe a potential problem. Therefore, my husband believe or thought that due to the hoses being hooked up wrong that it was transmission fluid filling up the overflow container. So at this time I will have more questions possibly tomorrow. In the meantime I am pleased with the response thus far. We just need additional assistance.

HI,

No problem and I will be here all day tomorrow for any followup.

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