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The video above shows to how to fix minor coolant (anti freeze) leaks in your 2009 Ford Flex. Before attempting to fix the coolant components on your Flex, please check out our What is Leaking? to determine what type of fluid is leaking from your car. Engine coolant (which is also called anti-freeze or antifreeze) circulates through your Flex's engine and keeps it from overheating. In 2009 Flexs with the 3.5 liter engine, coolant leaks are most likely to occur where the hoses connect to the engine, but it can also leak from the reservoir or from the hoses. When fixing antifreeze leaks, it is important to check the condition of the hoses - they wear out over time and small cracks are only going to get bigger. The video above shows you where the coolant reservoir, hoses and connections on your 2009 Flex SEL are located and the steps needed to fix minor coolant leaks.
Coolant is highly toxic, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves and always clean up spills promptly as animals are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant. If you ignore a leaking coolant long enough, you will run out of coolant, which leads to overheated engines and other serious, but highly avoidable, problems. In many 2009 Flexs, a coolant leak can be a precursor to a hose bursting or flying off, which severely limits how far you can drive before your engine overheats.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6
Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L V6