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What is the procedure for replacing head gaskets? I'm loosing coolant at a very slow rate and there are no visible leaks.

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    Sean Piquet Jan 03, 2011

    Before you go pulling the heads off the engine, check carefully if there are any signs of engine oil in the coolant or coolant in the engine oil.

    Haynes produce a repair manual for the Ford Explorer (1991 models on )which you will find at www.Haynes.com.

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Hi, if you think its the head gasket coolant should be in oil or coming out exhaust. I think you should have the coolant system pressure tested and find out were your coolant is going for sure , it could be a leak on the intake gasket, water hose could have a pin hole , small leak in heater core , there are a few things it could be . You can rent a pressure tester at most auto parts store like advance, auto zone ,oreilys any of this have loaner tools. I would do this first then if you need more help just re post and i will help you with the steps. Thanks dodge tec

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