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Question 2005 Mustang V6 water pump problems?

ok i have a problem...i have had my car since it was brand new and it now has around 80,000 miles on it..well the other day when i was going to work my water temp gauge shot all the way to the H and so i pulled over to see what the problem was and once i was slowing down the gauge went back to normal and stayed that way until i got to work...well it turns out that it was low on water obviously well i filled it up......and now a couple weeks later it just did it again WHATS GOING ON SOME PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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You clearly have a coolant leak somewhere. Can you see any indication of where it might be leaking. Also check the coolant cap and filler neck on the coolant bottle.
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i cant really tell where anything is leaking from i was going to put it on my lift tommorow when i have some light and see if i can see anything but if i cant see anything i guess ill take it to a shop and see if they can point it out
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Any signs of coolant in the oil? Sweet smell from the exhaust?
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Also check to make sure your thermostat housing isn't cracked.
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i will check in the morning its really cold and i dont feel like freezing while looking for my problem ill just get more pissed off..ill post back in the morning if i come across anything.

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i will check in the morning its really cold and i dont feel like freezing while looking for my problem ill just get more pissed off..ill post back in the morning if i come across anything.

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I believe it could be a cracked head or bad head gasket if you have no leaks
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And if it is a head issue. Don't drive it or you'll toast the bearings.
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i dont understand how i would have craked a head like what could have been done for something like that to happen
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i dont understand how i would have craked a head like what could have been done for something like that to happen
Tough to say... Could have been bad from the factory. We won't jump to any conclusions yet.
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there does look like there is some type water in the oil...i just checked it
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any of the suggestions stl made would be reasons for coolant loss and high temp. once you loose enough coolant, the gauge will not read right. the thing with heads is, it could have been something as simple as the radiator cap or a hose leak, but then running it hot with low coolant could blow a head gasket, or worst case crack a head. if you have a blown head gasket, you should see foamy looking stuff on the dipstick. a compression test might help checking the head gasket. there is a weep hole on the water pump to take a good look at. if they go bad, most often will show signs of a leak around the hole.
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well i had took my car to the shop and got all my fluids changed and squared away and the guy said that i shouldnt have anymore problems with it. Well last night i was driving home from work and i was exiting the freeway and i noticed a fog in the headlights of the car behind me ,so when i got to the stop sign i opened my door and sure enough it was my car. I checked all my temp gauges and everything was fine so i pulled into a sports complex and opened my hood to see what was wrong and there was water EVERYWHERE i looked under the car and sure enough what i originaly said was the problem......was the problem my water pump and broken and wouldnt hold one ounce of water. So i had to get it towed and its getting fixed today but damn i should listen to my self more often when i think something is wrong, but everything should be good to go by today

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