Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN




coolant leak 1999 ford explorer sport


  Email This Post



knight988
New User

Sep 2, 2010, 9:31 AM

Post #1 of 2 (2518 views)
Shortcut
coolant leak 1999 ford explorer sport Sign In

1999 ford explore sport manual trans' Engine is a V6 Mileage: 143000+





(college student/car repair newbie)

I have a coolant leak in my 99 ford explorer on the underside of the engine where the lower head gasket is. I bought the SUV from a friend of the family for $300 bucks. It ran hot on the previous owner, as soon as he seen it running hot he added more water and took it straight to the mechanic. It’s leaking from the gasket I think. I have used 2 bottles of blue devil trying to stop the leek (only slowed it down the leak stops when the engine warms up). I have been told that since you have to open up the engine I should change the timing chains, gaskets, and get new head bolts….. I have talked to several people about getting this fixed and I’m getting a lot of different prices. I’m hoping for some help on prices ranges to get the repair work done, prices of the parts, labor and bad stuff to look for. Thank you so much for your help. AJ Knight


Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Sep 2, 2010, 9:52 AM

Post #2 of 2 (2511 views)
Shortcut
Re: coolant leak 1999 ford explorer sport [In reply to] Sign In

If you don't stop adding that goop in a can, you're going to start having a lot worse problems tan what you have now.
I would really be surprised if your leak is actually coming from the head gasket. I don't think I have ever seen one leak that way. You need to pressure test the cooling system and examine it very closely to verify what is leaking here.



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.





coolant leak 1999 ford explorer sport


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post

I have an 07 Durango that I recently purchased. It has about 130000 miles and h...


I have a 1991 chevy s-10, 4.3 motor that we can't get gas to spray out of the th...


I was driving the 1998 Volvo S70 at 40 mph. After crossing a railroad track the ...


I recently bought a 2002 dodge ram 1500 5.9 SLT and it run great. Everything in ...


2008 E350SD, 5.4 auto 275K. Engine won't crank, no flashing anti-theft. Bypassed...


Hi guys. I have a peugeot 307 hdi 2.0 90. I was driving home the other day and t...


Feed Button






Automotive Forum Categories
AC Auto Repair
Auto Body Repair
Auto Insurance
Automotive Repair
Automotive Wiring
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Care Tips
Car Racing
Car Shows and Events
Car Stereo Repair
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair
Gasoline and Motor Oils
General Discussions
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Motorcycle ATV Repairs
Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Remote Control Cars
Steering and Suspension
The Bargin Bin
Traffic Ticket Help
Tricks of the Trade
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice
Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Car Forum - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy

web statistics