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Old 06-12-2018, 07:07 PM
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Hello, first time on here....
have 89 Bronco. Seems to be using water-coolant.

leaked on driveway so I had radiator checked
for pressure. Holds pressure good. The shop replaced cap.

still loosing water.

could it be water pump.

didn't let it over heat bit hear clicking sound

any suggestions ?
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:58 AM
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Could be the water pump or a dozen other root causes. Did you have the entire cooling system pressure checked or just the radiator?
 
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:20 PM
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They told me just the radiator
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:30 AM
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Assume you are still leaking coolant onto the driveway?

Go rent a cooling system pressure test kit at the local parts store. Obviously you are still losing coolant so get the pressure tester, pump up the system then look for leaks. There is a dye you can add to the coolant to aid finding the leak(s) with a UV light. I rarely use that. It's usually pretty obvious once you pressurize the system.

If there are no obvious external leaks then it could be a head gasket, cracked head, block, etc. No sense getting alarmed, diagnose the problem.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:51 AM
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No leaking anywhere.

i brought it to my mechanic. He thinks it may be
a couple hoses.

when driving it's sluggish and stalls. Especially when I take slow turns or sluggish at 30mph.

i hope it's not a cracked head

I'll let you know either way
 
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