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Overheating and water leak but radiator and water pump is good

My car is overheating and i have a slow water leak but my radiator and water pump is good

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Might be head gasket have a pressure test done and check the coolant for oil and the oil for coolant

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SOURCE: 2.3l ranger keeps overheating, been through two radiators already.

Hello Ranger Joe, eight months and two radiators is very uncommon. Question, Have you visually confirmed the leak in the radiators or is the leak near the hose connections? Replacing the radiator, cap, water pump, & the thermostat leaves only two others, the hoses and the engine block/heads. Far fitched will be something or somebody poking holes in the radiator.

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try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?

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SOURCE: ford ranger truck overheating

I have had this happen with my ranger. Changed everything I could to try to fix the over heating. It turned out that I had a small leak in my head gasket and it was allowing exsaust gas to go into the cooling system witch was over pressurizing it. Also the air from the exsaust will heat up much faster than liquid making your thermostat to read hot and will not be able to blow hot air in the cab because there is no liquid going to the heater core. This happened to me when my blet came off and I tryed to make it home. If you had it over heat for a long peirod of time it may have ripped the head gasket.

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blown head gasket or obtruction in water jacket

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: loss of coolant (leak) in the radiator. causing overheating

They can be a real challenge to find, especially if the leak is buried somewhere that you really can't see. Then after driving around, the fan and wind spread the coolant all over , making it even more difficult to locate the source. 1st try 'stop leak' which can be purchased at parts stores, you might get lucky and it will fix the problem. Sounds like a good idea to replace the radiator if it's rusty. You could have a leak at the head gasket, or even a freeze out plug on the block. A couple of suggestions to help locate it: pick up a small mirror at a parts store, the kind that folds and extends. Get the car up in the air so you have plenty of room underneath to move around, and securely supported so the car won't fall on you. Clean off any drips or visible coolant. Start the car and crawl around with your mirror and a good flashlight, and wait for evidence of coolant to appear. It's a matter of patience and poking around to find it. Good luck.

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if your car keeps over heating, then it means the fan blowing the radiator is weak or might not be working at all.

Also, your water pump might be damaged, which can cause it to leak water. Put water into the radiator and check under the car to observe if there would be any leak of water.

Make sure the above is checked and fixed because thing overheating problem can damage your gasket which can make your can engine to knock.

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There is a slow leak and the radiator is low on fluid

Let the vehicle cool down completely and then check the level in the radiator. I bet its pretty low. Top off the radiator with a 50/50 mix of coolant and water. start the vehicle and let it warm up with out the radiator cap on. Keep adding fluid as necessary. While waiting for it to warm up check around for any abvious coolant leaks. Things like hoses, radiator seams, water pump, water inlet/outlet gaskets. If no leaks are found it may be necessary to pressure test the cooling system and even then it might be a slow leak that only occurs when the vehicle is cold.

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1. start the engine and leave the radiator cap open.
2. put a cardboard cover or a rug in the front of you radiator.
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