What will cause coolant to spurt out of radiator while cranking.

Asked by Oct 19, 2015 at 11:38 PM about the 1995 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the lower radiator hose, filled
with coolant and went to bleed the system. As
soon as I started cranking the engine, the
coolant came shooting out of the radiator I'm
stuck, do you have any ideas what would
cause this.

2 Answers

Why did you need to replace the radiator hose? It blew ...sprung a leak? Has it overheated? Now if you filled with coolant, and started with radiator cap off and coolant came spewing out it could be the dreaded head gasket... pressure from cylinders pushing in to water jacket in block or head. Or with cap on it came out where? Just need more details

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Possibly a bad head gasket or a cracked head. I'll bet you are replacing the radiator hose cause it burst due to combustion gasses being introduced into the cooling system. Am I correct?

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