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Old 11-05-2011
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Icon2 Why am I leaking coolant from here? (pics)

I dont' know what this is...





I keep seeing it pool up a little bit and then i keep wiping it off... and it comes back.

This looks like a problem to me.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks much,
-Nigel
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What engine do you have?
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looks like a newer 2.3l Duratec....and thats a 18 dollar part u can get at any parts stores...Just replace it bud..
its the heater control valve.....made out of shitty abs plastic..known for going bad and cracking and or Crumbling....takes about 20 minutes to replace!
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looks like a newer 2.3l Duratec....and thats a 18 dollar part u can get at any parts stores...Just replace it bud..
its the heater control valve.....made out of shitty abs plastic..known for going bad and cracking and or Crumbling....takes about 20 minutes to replace!
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you can just take it up to the parts store, show it too them and they'll give you a new one.
when you take it off, get a rag, theres gonna be some antifreeze coming out of there when it gets disconnected.
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Interesting! Thanks for all the replies.

So I can not take this off and drive correct?


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Not if u want any coolant left..In your Truck and it To NOT over heat lol!
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So I replaced with a new one two weeks ago and now the damn thing is leaking from the same exact spot...are these this prone to breaking??
Why would another do the same exact thing?

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Generally speaking, the aftermarket diverter valves are garbage. I've heard of people going through 3 or 4 of the parts store copies before switching back to OEM Ford which usually last 7~10 years.. Also, be sure that the leak is actually coming from the valve itself and not leaking down from the hose connection somehow.
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