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Why does my ford explorer 2006 coolant run out so fast and it smells hot when it run out?

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Your radiator is leaking....I'm on my 3rd one. 2006 Exploder Limited v6.
I also have a v8 eddie bauer and have had no coolant problems with that one.

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Have the rubber hoses in th cooling system checked by a shop, one of them is leaking.

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2000 ford explorer loosing coolant


Unfortunately this will be kind of hard but, it sounds like you may have a blown head gasket depending on where on the passenger car it's leaking? Drive the car get it hot. Leave it running get out and pop the hood. Start looking for leaks. Use a powerful flashlight to help look. If it doesn't leak while you're driving and only after the car is shut off then I'd say you're creating a vacuum in the coolant system, change your coolant cap at that point.

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While driving my 95 explorer i noticed the heater wasnt getting hot its luke warm and when i turn on the defroster i start to smell anti freeze and all of the windows fog up


no heat is probably low coolant or bad thermostat,although you have fog and smell ! the heating and cooling systems are closed systems the only way the windows fog is the coolant is hot and steams inside the car due to some leak inside the heater core box. as well as the smell being present. Now it is possible that a little leak has occured where the coolant supply or return line connects to the heater core and is running into the car which is running onto the core and creating steam and smell. hopefully it is a easy clamp tighten fix for you.

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What is causing my car to run hot with a smell? its 199


The smell is most likely the anti-freeze you smell. You may need a new overflow cap, which over time will not hold pressure like it should and can cause you engine to run hot and lose coolant. It could be the water pump leaking, a hose leaking. Can you see where you may be losing coolant at? How often does it run hot? Do you have to re-fill after it runs hot. If you not having to add coolant, then your thermostat may be bad or the water pump. But losing coolant could be the overflow cap or a hose, and let's not forget the radiator could have a small hole or split somewhere. It's a matter of finding out where or what are it is leaking in.

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White smoke and smell of eggs


White smoke in the exhaust, more so on a cold start. That's steam. Water is getting into the combustion chamber. Most likely coolant.
Put your hand in the white smoke to capture the odor. (don't burn yourself)
What does your hand smell like? Coolant (anti-freeze & water) smells sweet.
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99 Ford Explorer---Heater problem--No hot air?


heater control valve..heater core clogged ..circulation to heater control valve weak restricted or closed..do a radiator flush and fill thoroughly backflushing the heater lines with heater open all the way...if no smell or leaks inside cabin passenger area or losing coolant you should fix teh problem... other issue could be control head not opening blend doors properly

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Heat gauge shows hot , have to add antifreeze although no leak


Very common fault is head gaskets.  causing coolant consumption and bubbles in radiator.  Run vehicle, have a friend accelerate once or twice hard, while you smell exhaust for sweet smell of burning coolant.

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explorers do not take dexcool usually the cap shows the coolant used if it shows the coolant in black it is green coolant if it shows yellow it is yellow you should notice that the orange is usually crossed out showing it to not be used

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