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Exclamation Coolant pouring out - 2006 F-250 6.0

I was driving the other night and noticed my fan was on, its was 30degrees outside so I pulled over quickly and popped the hood. I had no coolant in my reservoir, so I immediately put some in and it was just pouring out from under my truck. The hoses/reservoir are not leaking, its coming out somewhere in the middle of everything. I literally can put coolant in and it will start coming out within a minute. It's coming from somewhere in the middle, like below my alternator/turbo, sort of where the shroud is. Any ideas?
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Could be coming from your water pump. Another option is from the intake manifold. There is a spot on the front of the manifold, in the middle, where coolant flows from the EGR cooler. There is a very large o-ring there. I doubt it is that, but without seeing it I can't say for sure. Also, if you have an EGR delete it might be leaking from there.

Can you post a pic?

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Check the rubber hose that goes between the EGR cooler and the oil cooler. That sounds like the right area for your leak.
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I don't have an EGR delete, I was going to do it at one point, but a Ford mechanic told me if I did then my warranty would void out. I've had so many problems with my truck its been hell. Ive got about 13 warranty fixes through Ford, its been more than a hassle.

Are the water pump and/or hose for the EGR cooler easy to get to? This isn't something I would have to remove the cab for correct? I'm just now getting into learning how to repair my truck, haven't wanted to do much myself with all the problems I've had.
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@dieselmatt - what area would you need a pic of? i can't actually see the leak and i haven't taken anything apart at this time
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Well, first, I agree with HAM RADIO MAN, that it could be the small hose between your EGR cooler and the oil cooler. This would be on the very top of your engine in the middle. The hose would be blue, or orange, in color. You should be able to easily see the hose if you look from the passenger side headlight area in to the engine compartment. It would be just in front of the turbo.

When the coolant lands on the ground does it appear to be dripping down the front or the back of the engine?
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Sounds like when my water pump went.
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The coolant is dripping from the front and back, both substantial amounts, but the rear is leaking more if I remember correctly. I'm going to see if I can find the blue or orange hose you're talking about
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Water pump an expensive repair?
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The hose will look like this.
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