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2000 Ford Explorer Question: My explorer is loosing coolant. Engine runs fine, doesn't over heat.

 

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drpepperdon, 4.0L V6 SOHC, Las Vegas, NV, January 19, 2013, 09:50
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No white smoke or water from tailpipe. No milky stuff on oil dipstick. Heater works fine. Only leaks when hot and I can hear and smell coolant leaking onto exhaust after driving. Underside of engine on passenger side of vehicle damp. No visible sign of leak.I am loosing about a reservoir full every couple days. No smell inside vehicle. I have searched internet and found several possible causes, some which worry me alot due to limited finances.

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    jedisolo21 January 19, 2013, 09:58
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    That sounds like the thermostat in the car is about ready to explode. That is what happened to me and as a result, as I was driving home, the thermostat in the car and the housing around it broke in 2 and my car's anti-freeze was going out of the car like Mount Vesuvius or it was ugly. You better take your car to your dealer or to a trusted mechanic and to see if they can check the anti-freeze container and the thermostat housing and the thermostat in the Explorer.

    Good luck and hope this helps.

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    drpepperdon, January 19, 2013, 10:04
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    Thank you, I will have to check that myself!

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    goodguy, January 19, 2013, 11:52
     Master

    pressure test cooling system for leaks

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