1998 Ford Explorer Q&A
1998 Ford Explorer Question: antifreeze leaking
You need to have a shop pressure test the cooling system to determine exactly whats leaking coolant and you can locate a shop here www.repairpal.com/directory and you don't want to overhead the engine or it could blow the headgasket - Valleyautotech
SOUNDS LIKE THE HEATER CORE IS LEAKING CHECK THERE ALSO . WIND SHIELD WILL SHOW SIGNS BY FILM ON IT WHEN LEAKING . ALSO CHECK UNDER HEATER CORE . ON THE FLOOR BOARD. OR DO AS THE OTHER ANSWER STATE LOOK IT UP OR HAVE A SHOP CHECK IT. - Visitor
Likely a radiator or hose leak. Have a pressure test done to see exactly where the leak is...if you need a new radiator you can get one on e-bay for MUCH cheaper than retail. - Pinksmileyfacelady
My 98 ford explorer did the same thing and I thought it was the radiator, turned out it was a small crack in the intake manifold gasket. Caught it before it did major damage to the head gasket. Smelled like steam water but never overheated. - Visitor
I took it out today and have no heat and when i came out of the store all the antifreeze leaked out
After replacing my starter I took the SUV for a drive, when I noticed a problem with the tranny not up shifting,upon inspection of a possible cause I noticed the antifreeze leak from the right side...
my mechanic says I need a water inlet housing, o-rings, thermostat, thermostat housing and antifreeze. what damage could be done to my vehicle if I do not get this done.