2010 Ford Escape LOW COOLANT | Heats Only When Driving | Water Pump Seal Leak |. UPDATE:
Turns Out My Water Pump Seal Was Leaking. Just a reminder to check that!
Ok Gang, So I get in my car this morning and I crank on the heater. Well the heat would only start to heat while I was driving. So I get curious. Thinking my heater core was malfunctioning. Not the case! I look in the engine compartment and see my coolant reservoir is empty. So I go buy some coolant that is for this Escape 4cylinder. And take it home. I open the reservoir when the engine has cooled. And poor in the new coolant. UP to the halfway line in the resevoir. Crank up the car and drive around a few min. Come Home. Let it cool. And start up my car again. Same thing. No Heat only while driving. I get worried at this point and let my car cool. So I look at the reservoir and its empty again. So I add more coolant to the halfway line. And the reservoir is half full now. Turns out their is a air bubble in my heater core. So I go park on a hill(Front End Pointed in Air) and let my engine run for a few minutes. So Now My Engine Reservoir self burped. And now my heater runs like it should. With no issues. Hope this helps everyone!
I know this is kind of a job for a mechanic with a evac valve system, but my unorthodox method worked for this issue.
I used 50/50 Zerex Formula G-05 Coolant.
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