antifreeze leaking on 1998 Ford Explorer

my truck is leaking antifreeze, t smells like steam water when turned off. the truck is not over heating and a hissing sound you hear even while driving can you help

by in Inglewood, CA on July 21, 2010
4 answers
ANSWER by on July 21, 2010
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
ANSWER by on July 24, 2010
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.
ANSWER by on November 20, 2010
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.
ANSWER by on April 13, 2011
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.
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