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On my way home...

On my way home from work today I heard a big bang on the passenger side. This happened shortly after I turned off the heat. I drove the freeway another 5 miles home. There was very little smoke when I opened the hood. On the water pump I could see radiator fluid puddled. Very little fluid. I looked every where around the engine for a leek but found nothing. What did I do?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the color and consistency of the fluid? And where exactly are you finding it?

Its green and water consistency. I used Orange fluid to fill it last year and its pudding just behind the water pump.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

1990 f 250 4x4

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and nothing...

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Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago
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What size engine does your truck have in it?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Not quite sure. V8 lariet 250
Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago

Can you post the vin number so I can look it up for you?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
1FTEF26NXLKB61547
Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago

Thank you. according to the vin you should have a v8 5.0 in your truck. Have you checked the fluid level in the radiator?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
In September I did when I tested it.
Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago

The first thing you need to do is check the level and see how low it is. Can you send me a pic of the fluid pooled up around the water pump please?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I can't get it to work.
Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago

That is ok. Did you check the coolant level in the radiator to see how low it was?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No...forget it. Just cancel my subscription and refund my money please.
Ford Mechanic: kalamykid, Shop Owner/ Tech replied 2 months ago

ok

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