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Old 11-06-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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Have 2006 Mercury mountaineer and my engine is roaring. Think may have a coolant leak in the radiator or thermostat housing which may be causing the problem. Any suggestions or knowledge would be appreciated.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Under what circumstances is this roaring? Upon starting with no throttle engaged?

What makes you think there is a coolant leak? Is there fluid on the ground?
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:04 AM
 
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yes the coolant levels keep dropping and I hear it when driving.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:22 AM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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Throw a cheap steak under the hood, it may just be hungry.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:36 AM
 
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LOL...already was feed...think the engine has indigestion issues... on that not no mechanical suggestions???
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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kind of hard to come up with a mechanical suggestion as Im not sure how to define "roaring".

Also coolant on the ground would indicate a leak. Coolant level dropping but none found on the ground is usually a blown head gasket
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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So the engine surges while in drive? IMO that coolant leak is the more important issue.

How much coolant is gone each day?
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Gonna go out on a limb here.

Mountaineer is the 5.0 V8 which uses a fan clutch IIRC that year. 5.0 fan clutch is very prone to failing and when it does, sounds like a great big roaring/whooshing noise.

With the engine OFF, grab the fan and give it a spin. If it's hard to move, your fan clutch it toast. Replace it and have a nice day.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Nice one, Mike!
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