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 1 comment
ANSWER by , 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 , 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 , 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 , 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.
COMMENT by , March 18, 2016
Mine is leaking, looks like off the side of block. I didn't see any hoses bad. Its not a radiator leak either. How much did that repair run you?