Re: 1988 Ford Thunderbird coolant leak
Assuming that this engine is anything like the V6/3.8L on my '85 LTD, the
water pump mounts on top of the timing cover, and the timing cover has
coolant passages in it. So yes, a bad timing cover gasket (or possibly a
crack in the cover) could cause it. Make sure you don't have coolant in the
crankcase - it could leak internally as well.
"sartana68" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I've had a coolant leak coming from way back under the engine, past
> the water pump. I took my 88 T-bird (6 cyl, 3.8 lit engine) into a
> brake place for repair. Guy said the coolant leak is coming from the
> timing chain cover.
> Is this possible?