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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010 Thread Starter
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2000 Mustang GT Coolant Problem?

So I was pulling into a parking spot today, slightly revved the engine to finish getting into the spot (manual tranny), and a strong smell of coolant hit me, and then smoke or steam started rolling out from under the hood.

I checked under the hood, and I couldn't find any leaks or hose problems, or even any drops of coolant from a spurt or splash of some kind. Nothing. This is the first sign I have seen from this. But I am certain it was antifreeze.

Something that may be related is that I disconnected the reservoir tank last week to to a test on the coolant level sensor, and then put it back. But that was exactly a week ago.

Any Ideas??

Thanks guys

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010
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May be a bad rad. cap. Have the system pressure tested as well as test the cap and you will know where the antifreeze came from.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010
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I have had the same thing happen when a bit of smoke occasionally comes from under the hood.
I can see where something has leaked in the past directly behind the alternator.
I have coolant leaking somewhere but cannot see anything visible. Nothing ever drips on the ground but I have to add coolant every once in awhile.
Will keep looking, but I never have been able to see a visible leak. Also, it smells like coolant after shutting down.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010
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Do a block test with dye. Mine did the exact same thing on an off for awhile and it ended up being the head gasket. It wasn't burning coolant it was just building pressure in the cooling system and then squiting out the reservior cap.
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