Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
Leaking fluid by the radiator
There is a transmission cooler fitted on the inside of the radiator. there is an inlet and outlet hose connected to this cooler. Check around these areas.
Posted on Jan 22, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can have it repaired at a radiator shop, or replaced with a new one. Are you sure it's the radiator that's leaking, sometimes it's the water pump or a hose that drips down onto the radiator. It can be difficult to locate due to air circulation of the fan and driving which spreads the leaking fluid around. I assume u top off the coolant often, since u say there are no issues w/ it overheating or running hot. If this is the case, the leak will eventually get worse, and adding coolant constantly gets expensive. Good luck, let me know what u decide to do, or if u have any other questions. Curt
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Tranny fluid may have been contaminated with coolant since tranny cooler lines go to radiator or condensor.
I would fix your leak on radiator, then completely drain tranny fluid and filter and replace.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
there may be a filter mounting block that attaches to the engine and has its own gasket - or there may be another oil filter seal that stuck from the last filter replacement.....known as "double gasketed" it will leak
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
Time to drain and replace the fluid. The gear lube does not last long in these rear differentials. Use Valvoline 85-140 weight semi-synthetic. It will slow or even stop the leak and prevent future wear. Only replace the seals if the leak gets bad. Hint: the fill plug is 3/8" socket wrench, the drain is 3/4" socket wrench. Attach a short length of vinyl tubing to bottle to fill the differential.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
sounds like the thermostat gasket is leaking. Might as well change the thermostat and gasket at the same time. make sure the hose clamp is tight sometimes it needs to get tightened up. could be lealking from the hose and running down.
Posted on Nov 03, 2009
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