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Old 01-12-2011, 09:01 AM
Shefferz Shefferz is offline
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Default Super Annoying Coolant Issue. Check the Pictures

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1999 Ranger 3.0 Auto Trans. (195k Miles)

Over the summer (june 2010) I my truck overheated and it was due to low coolant. I found the problem (see first picture). The gasket behind the front main seal must of went bad, and its a very very slow leak. So ever since I just top my coolant off ever month. From the looks of it, the H20 pump, main pulley setup and everything must come off to fix that gasket. And i was told once those crank sensors are removed you need to buy a new one. Any input?



My second issue deals with my coolant gauge in the cluster. After I realized my coolant leak I did a full flush and ever since the gauge was acting kinda odd. It currently doesn't move from the "cold" position, even when the truck is warmed up. I am getting good heat and My Scanner reads ~ 185 degree coolant temp.

The other day when I turned my truck off (~ 5 Minutes) to fill up, I came back in and turned it on and the gauge moved up to normal operating temp, but as i drove away the gauge fell back to the cold position.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:06 AM
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Default Re: Super Annoying Coolant Issue. Check the Pictures

Sounds like a bad temp sensor or bad gauge to me.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: Super Annoying Coolant Issue. Check the Pictures

maybe a bad sending unit you can just about rule the gage out cause it does work sometimes. as for the leak you just might aswell replace the water pump gasket if you front main seal is leaking i would be expecting to see some oil leaking not just coolant. if i was you i would do a pressure test and add some dye to the coolant and see where its leaking from for sure
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:42 AM
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Default Re: Super Annoying Coolant Issue. Check the Pictures

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maybe a bad sending unit you can just about rule the gage out cause it does work sometimes. as for the leak you just might aswell replace the water pump gasket if you front main seal is leaking i would be expecting to see some oil leaking not just coolant. if i was you i would do a pressure test and add some dye to the coolant and see where its leaking from for sure
where can you get a pressure tester from, and what type of dye, would food dye w3ork?
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:30 AM
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Default Re: Super Annoying Coolant Issue. Check the Pictures

you can go to the parts store to get one and for the dye the you have to use a certian kind and you will need a special light to see the dye and you can also get it from like advanced auto
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5% tint on back window
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