Coolant is leaking out of this part of the radiator. Please help!


Asked by Apr 09, 2013 at 09:39 PM about the 2003 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Coolant is leaking really quickly from this part. Is there a hose or cap that goes over it?

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That's where a big black hose goes. The other end in on the engine.

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Looks like the overflow outlet. Not really a leak, but when the coolant gets hot and expands it is normal to have coolant come out and flow in to the coolant reservoir. there should be a hose, a small rubber hose, going from that nipple to the plastic tank/ Not to worry, easy fix.. what you have circled there, to answer you, is that hose.

there is an overflow reservoir these days, not the big Stant cap we've come to know and love from days gone by- Get a new radiator or take it to be serviced at like "Pankeys Radiators" in Hayward, CA or some specialty radiator repair shop, you know these really aren't that expensive for a new one....will help you shop if you'd like~

what? the overflow reservoir? should only be filled to the "full hot" marker...that one? think it's called 'the overflow bottle'~

Ah, Ok Ok. I was focused on the small upright nipple, but he is right gab. That other, bigger one is the radiator intake that does..just that ..go to engine

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That red circled part looks like where the upper radiator hose goes. The lower hose goes in the lower right corner. How large is the opening?

yeah, like 1/2 inch or 2 inches?

that one looks plastic---cheap. Pankey's uses solder to mend mostly Harrison radiators made from brass-


Many of them are plastic ends and aluminum cores.

the seam where the aluminuminuminum connects to the plastic is the problem area. This one needs to get replaced. It's cheap.

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