2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Q&A
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Question: Who can I blame for my truck dying? It never showed me that it was overheating.
As I was driving my truck on the freeway, all of a sudden the truck started making a strange grinding sound, as I would push on the gas pedal, the truck would give me less and less power. I eased my way off of the freeway and as i exited the freeway my truck died. When i would try to start it, it made a wheezing sound and wouldn't start. The mechanic said that the thermostat housing had a small leak in it, leading to my truck overheating without letting me know. The temperature gauge in the truck never went above normal temperature. What can I do? - yushawan
there is nobody to blame for this. it is your vehicle. with self serve gas today, the days of hoods going up to check fluids is gone with the full service gas stations. this is the price we all pay for this. we never check any of our fluids till there is a problem and by then something has gone very wrong. when a vehicle overheats, the temp guage is your only indicator. if your coolant went down that low, the guage should have risen up to the danger zone or higher. you need to get an estimate for the overheating. sounds like you blew a head gasket which will get very pricy. Roy - mastertech6371