Coolant leak, does it need to be repaired immediately?

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Asked by Oct 23, 2016 at 05:13 PM about the 2004 Ford Focus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 ford focus se sedan and was told that I have a coolant leak,
don't have the funds right now to get it repaired so can I drive a month or so
without the leak causing any more damage.

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70,135

If the leak is small then use some Alumaseal in the radiator. Add it while the car is cool and the engine running. If the leak is big you need to fix it immediately.

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68,675

Keep a close eye on your coolant level! If it's a small leak, put some black pepper in the cooling system. Pepper won't dissolve or clog up the cooling system. It's an old depression era trick my Father taught me. But as soon as you can, get it fixed correctly. HTH

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Where is the leak ?is it a hose ,bad hose clamp ? Water pump ,radiator ? Depending on the type of leak will determine what may or may not temporarily slow ot down .

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Thank you Js08016, I tried the black pepper this morning and I'll let you know if that does the trick. I will get it fixed as soon as I can. Appreciate all of you help.

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68,675

You're welcome. Glad to help. Yes, please keep us posted. -Jim

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