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Ford Ranger Radiator Issues

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  • bolivarbolivar Posts: 2,316
    Bad radiator cap? It get hot and pushes coolant to the overflow reservoir, but the little valve in the cap is not working right. It's not opening up when it cools down and pulling the coolant back into the radiator.

    Or, the rubber hose from the cap to the reservoir is bad. Somewhat same problem, it pushes coolant to the reservoir when hot, but when cooled down the hose allows air to be pulled in rather than coolant from the resevoir.

    Or, it there is a leak in any of the hoses - radiator or heater - the same thing happens. When the coolant cools down, air is pulled into the system rather than coolant being pulled back from the reservior.

    In general, the cooling system has to be air tight everywhere or there will be problems.
  • i have a 1998 ranger xlt and the temp guage goes crazy when you start the truck it goes from cold to hot but does not overheat. Also when going from park to drive it dies but does not when shifting any other time. thanks
  • tinlingtinling Posts: 2

    I have a 2000 ranger 3.0 and my thermostat was stuck temp got hot and the pipe fitting for the heater sprung a leak. I managed to remove the broken fitting. It is a brass elbow with a temp sensor that threads on the top and the nipple protrudes from the bottom at an angle. My problem is I have not been able to find a exact fitting but have found one with the nipple coming straight out the back. But the air conditioner rigid pipe is right in the way any suggestions

  • tinlingtinling Posts: 2

    @tinling said:
    I have a 2000 ranger 3.0 and my thermostat was stuck temp got hot and the pipe fitting for the heater sprung a leak. I managed to remove the broken fitting. It is a brass elbow with a temp sensor that threads on the top and the nipple protrudes from the bottom at an angle. My problem is I have not been able to find a exact fitting but have found one with the nipple coming straight out the back. But the air conditioner rigid pipe is right in the way any suggestions

    DISREGARD***
    Looks like I'll have to find a hose fitting just like the one that came out. There is absolutely no clearance in any other direction.

  • ghouldenghoulden Posts: 1
    Hi. I'm new to this, so I hope I'm doing this correctly.  I have a 1996 Ford Ranger. I have a coolant leak. It is from the driver side facing the engine. On that side the cap is on top. Going down there is a metal line, down a little there is another metal line, under that there is something that resembles a valve handle, them the house at the bottom. The leak is somewhere above the hose. What is that thing between the hose and metal line? could it be leaking there? Is that something that could be tightened or changed? Or could the leak be from around the line? Thank You for your help.
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