EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Fix Coolant Leaks: 2009-2014 Ford F-150

Don Jacobs helped make these videos

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Follow the steps in this video to see how to fix minor coolant (antifreeze) leaks in your 2009 Ford F-150. Leaking coolant is one of the more common types of fluid leaks on F-150s. Engine coolant (which is also called antifreeze or anti-freeze) moves through the inside of your F-150's engine and keeps it from overheating. Coolant can leak from the reservoir or from the hoses, in 2009 F-150s with the 5.4 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2009 F-150 XLT are located and the steps needed to fix minor leaks.

A few things to note about coolant is that it is sweet tasting and highly toxic, so it can end up in the dog's stomach pretty quickly. If you ignore a small coolant leak long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to an overheated engine and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2009 F-150s, an anti-freeze leak can cause the temp sensor to record high engine temperatures. Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your F-150.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Ford F-150 (2009-2014)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Replace a Fuse: 2009-2014 Ford F-150
    Change an engine fuse

    If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • How to Clean Battery Corrosion: 2009-2014 Ford F-150
    Clean the gunk off of your battery

    If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Fix Hose Leaks 2009-2014 Ford F-150
    Fix leaky hoses

    The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Follow These Steps to Add Power Steering Fluid to a Ford F-150 (2009-2014)
    Top up power steering fluid

    Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • Coolant Level Check: 2009-2014 F-150
    Be cool under pressure

    Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L V8 FlexFuel Crew Cab Pickup (4 Door)
  • See all videos for the 2009 Ford F-150
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools