Anti freeze leak

Does any one have a idea what would cause anti freeze to leak down the back of the bell housing and around the starter. I can't see any cooling lines that would run in the back of the engine I thought maybe heater core but that is dry.It is not leaking a lot I am hoping it will last till after our storm Tuesday and Wednesday.It is a 1997 F250 5.8l engine
 

mwalsh9152

Senior Member
Location
Boston Ma
intake manifold, head gasket, rotted freeze plug are a few guesses. Also, check the heater hoses and make sure they arent dripping down onto the engine
 
chas4x4;1222093 said:
Does any one have a idea what would cause anti freeze to leak down the back of the bell housing and around the starter. I can't see any cooling lines that would run in the back of the engine I thought maybe heater core but that is dry.It is not leaking a lot I am hoping it will last till after our storm Tuesday and Wednesday.It is a 1997 F250 5.8l engine

I figure it may be the intake I hope it is not the head thanks for the input.
 

4x4 Ford

Junior Member
Location
PA
my fatherinlaw had a simalar thing on his ranger and he took it to the ford dealer and they put a dye in the rad and found it was leaking intake.
 

glennemay

Senior Member
chas4x4;1228206 said:
Found out what it was freeze plug on the back of the engine have to pull the engine to get to it may as well check the other one's at the same time.

I know it's pricier, but since it's out I would add a couple of other things to the laundry list.

i,e, exhaust manifold check, new bolts there, Spark plugs, all new freeze plugs, check the oil pan,

Not to mention all new seals. I have actually seen folks pull and engine and try and re-use the old gaskets and seals. don't do it.


Good Luck.
 

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