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Hello everyone,
I need some help! does anyone have any
experience with this problem. I notice that my car is leaking coolant. It is only leaking when the car is running. The leak is not a constant flow, it's more like a drip. So I tried to look were it was coming from, but it's so hard to see a damn thing in there. I'm pretty certain though that the leak is not from any hoses. it appears to be leaking down the block in the timing belt area. Possibly the water pump??? What would cause this? Has anyone experienced this with thier 2.0 SPI?? Is this a common issue for the SPI? Thanks
 

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If it is on that side of the engine i would also lean towards the water pump. It is probably seaping out of the water pump weep hole. This is a indication that the seals are going in the pump. How many miles do you have on it? If it does in fact turn out to be the water pump, i would suggest that you replace the thermostat and all the hoses at the same time. See if they can do a flush before they remove the pump.

Alot of things come to mind when a female posts a thread labeled "cool me down"
 

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Thanks for the Reply!! It has 42,000 miles and I already have a escort-focus performance thermostat that I installed about 10,000 miles ago. Do you think I still need to change it? By the way do you think it's safe for me to drive the car for another week, as long as i keep filling it with coolant. Or is it just going to get worst to the point where it craps
out and BLOWS
all over the place.
 

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Well one thing to keep in mind is that the 2.0L spi motor is nutorious for dropping vale seats due to high engine temps. I would do advise you not to drive it much, if at all, with it in this condition. You could do alot more damage then good. I do not like to reinstall a t stat after the system has been drained. My .01
 

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I for sure would not drive the car like it is! My car was leaking in the same place and it was indeed my water pump! While your in there I would inspect the timing belt and flush your cooling system! Good luck and hope your back on the road soon!!
 
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