2005 ford freestyle leaking coolant really bad is it my head gasket

Asked by Oct 08, 2017 at 04:15 PM about the 2005 Ford Freestyle

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

My truck had a very small leak I noticed a small amount
under my truck. Now it is really bad basically pouring into
the ground and emptying within 10-15 mins, I seen where
the leak was coming from but I don't know what the name
of the part was. It is the front of my engine right hand side
"when facing it" almost on the side of the engine. I haven't
noticed coolant in my oil thank god. But could this be my
gasket and is it a lot to repair it ?

17 Answers


Water pump

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Check the radiator hoses too.

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If its not the water pump or leaking down from a radiator/heater hose or thermostat housing and actually coming out between the cylinder head and the engine block its a head gasket or a crack in the head or if lower down from head, a crack in the engine block or if its between head and the intake manifold then it is a intake gasket. Take a picture and use a picture editor to add a pencil arrow point to the place it is suspected to be leaking from and add it to your next question/answer here on this post, thanks It will help us to know for sure, may need to add some lighting to back ground point toward area at an angle to avoid shine back and yet to add some light on that spot.

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I will take a picture now and load it to show the spot

Here is the spot it is leaking from I saw it dripping from there

Here is a closer picture


Water pump. Your hoses are going into this

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If this is a V6 then you have a housing that the water pump bolts on

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Its your water pump, its driven by the cam (well one of the cams). Must be leaking from water pump and making its way out there. A cam seal will leak oil out there if it were to be bad.

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Just need a new water pump.

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Thank you all so much I will call around to see if I can get it replaced I really appreciate your time and help :)


You are welcome, Daniellep0705

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Regarding a 2005 Ford Freestar Van, 4.2 Van: I haven't saw it personally. But my nephew said he saw a Milk Color mixed into where the Motor Oil is kept. What is the problem?


Blown head gasket. Mr hound

Thank You: Is it two Head Gaskets or One. What mechanics must do to fix it?


2 head gaskets. Take both heads off and make sure they are not warped and reinstall with new gaskets. Sometimes new head bolts also. Many accessories on top of the heads to remove to get to the heads


Actually the 4.2l is prone to lower intake gasket failure, this lets at first a small amount of antifreeze in the oil pan which then collects on the underside of the valve covers and in the oil fill tube/cap, but gets worse with time and turns the oil milky. It may just be the lower intake gasket, a compression test at each cylinder will confirm, no loss or leak down then it is the lower intake gasket bad, the upper has to be removed to get to the lower intake, 2 pieces.

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