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brianreed
07-25-2009, 08:54 PM
I seem to have coolant leaking from around the crankshaft pully.I have a 1996 mercury villager with 180,000 mi. Is the van trashed? Is it worth trying to fix. I just replaced eletric fan and it had got a little hot. please help. thank you.

admin
07-27-2009, 04:15 PM
Hi brianreed,

The coolant is leaking from some point above the crank pulley, most likely the water pump (it's right above the crank pulley). Pull the timing belt cover off and trace the leak to the source.

Whatever the problem turns out to be, and if you decide to fix it, you should also replace the timing belt - it's not good to get coolant on it.