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Tuesday, September 04, 2012

1996 Contour started blowing antifreeze

My 1996 Contour started blowing antifreeze this morning on my way to work. It appeared to be coming from the pulley end of the engine - I had the car towed home and will be looking at this afternoon. Where should I start with troubleshooting? What could be the possible scenarios?


  1. Water Pump, might as well change timing belt while your at it.

  2. After checking all the 'easy' stuff - hoses, tank, etc., it does indeed appear to be, as suggested, the water pump.
    > Thanks also for the recommendation to change the timing belt. I will definitely do that.

  3. Finally had time to get into this job. Replaced the water pump and timing belt. The Contour is running again.