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Old 05-16-2011, 04:36 PM
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Default Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

Since i changed my old filter with a motorcraft i can now see that slow coolant leak i have from time to time is coming down and on the white filter. What is on that side that would cause coolant to leak off of onto the filter and then onto the ground? Intake Gasket, Head Gasket? Truck is a 97 4.0L OHV Thanks in advance...
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

sounds like the intake gasket to me...thats a common problem on the OHV
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:30 PM
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Default Re: Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

Head gasket, intake gasket.
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:53 AM
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Default Re: Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

Or freeze plug at the back of the cylinder head. If it's the freeze plug, you can see it by looking up from under the truck or you can feel it by reaching behind from the top.

If it turns out the plug is leaking, let me know and I'll tell you how to fix it without removing the cylinder head.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

As guessed, Intake Gaskets, gonna get them replaced next week $400 my mechanics doin them, i dont have time to do them myself with pool season in full swing now.
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Coolant leaking down passenger side...right off oil filter?

Bummer, although $400 isn't a bad price. It's not a tough job but fairly time consuming.
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