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Found a Leak this morning....Any Ideas?????

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Pachuco76, February 6, 2011.

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  1. Pachuco76

    Pachuco76 New Member

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    So basically I found a leak this morning.... Wasn't there yesterday.....not sure what to do...What are those lines for?, Is it safe to drive with that leak for a while?, Any ideas??????:mad:
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  3. Pachuco76

    Pachuco76 New Member

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    So.... How do I upload the pics? It doesn't seem to work....
     
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    Maniak Moderator-Stock 91-94 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    While viewing the pic in photobucket you hit the "share" button. Then choose the IMG code and paste it into your message.

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  5. Pachuco76

    Pachuco76 New Member

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    Thanks Maniak!!!!
     
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    to me it looks like radiator fluid.
     
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    The lines you are showing are transmission but the leak is antifreeze.
     
  9. ExPlOrErImPoRtS

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    whats right above leak water pump? to cold out to check mine;)
     
  10. Pachuco76

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    Thanks guys, I'll look in to it, any other ideas?????
     
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    to me I would look above them lines. Looks like something is dripping down on to them.

    Remember ford has a clear brownish coolant.
     
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    I will look closely tommorrow morning, thanks jakedrew!!! I've only had the truck for 3 weeks and it's my first Ford... so, there's many things I still don't know about it.....
     
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    I think I agree.

    It looks like coolant. Recommend doing the sniff test with one finger of the leaking stuff and one finger dipped into the coolant recovery tank (cold, of course).

    ATF should be reddish to reddish brown in color, so it's not ATF.
     
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    From: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306317

    Please do not start duplicate threads on the same problem. The same people who read that sub forum read this sub forum. Duplicate threads dilute useful information and won't change the answer you're getting.
     
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    Could be oil leaking out of your A/C system.

    Have you tested it lately to see if the compressor kicks on? If the charge is too low, the pressure switch will keep it from turning on, IIRC.
     
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    no just no.....
     
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    taste it!

    you'll know real quick what fluid is leaking.
     
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    Not possible? I thought the system contained oil. Mistaken? Or not possible?
     
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    it contains oil, clear oil, ford adds dye at the factory starting some years ago, and it would be neon color, not coolant color.
     
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    Got it. Good to know. Thanks.
     
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    Well, after looking and looking, I think that it could be the water pump... It's very hard to tell as now theres fluid everywhere!!!!If its a W.P., how hard it is to replace it????and most important, How to?????
     

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