Having problems with my 2003 Ford escort zx2

Asked by Apr 12, 2017 at 10:05 AM about the 2003 Ford Escort ZX2

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I've had this car for awhile now, approx. 2-4 years, and
well this is my first car, and recently I've had a leak
somewhere on the car and because of it, I run out of
coolant very quickly, and I don't really know much about
cars, but I've been keeping it filled with coolant, and it still
jeeps overheating. Help plz

7 Answers

Also the check engine light isn't coming on, and the temperature gauge doesn't show when it starts getting hot

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You should take this to a shop for repair, or at least to be checked out. If you do not see a leak, coolant dripping onto the ground, can't see any source from where it is leaking, there may be a bad head gasket. Do you notice white smoke coming from the exhaust? Also check the oil to see if it is over full. If so then this would be a head gasket and is a major repair.

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No white smoke coming from exhaust, and there is a leak hold on a sec, I'll post a picture where we think we found it

We found bubbles coming from there

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Oh yea, looks like a temperature sending unit. So when the cooling system is full, does it still overheat?

Yes, and I definitely need a new thermostat cuz when it overheats the gauge doesn't go past halfway

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All right then, replace the temperature sending unit and the thermostat. Once you are done the cooling system will have to be purged from the air pockets. It helps to have the front of the vehicle raise up either by a jack or on a incline when you do this. Here is a video on how to purge the cooling system... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

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