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    Looking for part number for missing cap. I think is related to radiator

    Looking for the part number for the cap that I am missing.. I need a replacement. This looks like it goes to the radiator so im assuming its part of cooling system.
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    Transmission + Cooling system questions

    Hi everyone! I have a 2008 Mercury Mountaineer Premier AWD that has been ran hard by previous owners. It has leaks from the trans cooler lines, and the fittings on the radiator. I had planned on replacing the fittings, but after I removed the trans lines, and drained the trans fluid from the...
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    Damaged Radiator Hose, How intensive?

    Was changing the oil in the Explorer this afternoon, noted alot of residue near the front of the vehicle. Doing a bit more intensive inspection, I found a damaged hose. Im pretty confident I have found the part number for the hose that I will need, I am more concerned with how intensive this...
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    2001 Explorer 4.0L fan clutch

    Well guys I’ve been having a problem with my X running hot threw these summer months. Temp gauge goes 3/4 to the H sometimes more depending on how hot it is outside. I blast the heat gauge goes back down. I’ve check coolant level it’s always full. Changed thermostat 3X made sure that all 3 work...
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    Need advice!

    Hello everyone. I have a 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition. I bought this used 3 years ago and have had nothing but trouble. First I had to replace the engine, then have the transmission rebuilt. Yesterday I took it in to have the EGR valve replaced and they called me an hour later stating...
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    That's not suppossed to happen right? Radiator hose + sidewall of the radiator broken.

    Hi again posting here because of an issue, this time is, the part where the coolant reservoir hose connects to the radiator broke, and the the part that connects the water pump hose to the radiator also broke, probably the entire radiator assembly or just the plastic part? heres the video that...
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    Coolant leak! Where is it coming from?

    Hey everyone. I have a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4X4. So I've been having radiator issues and the like for a while. First it was just a leaky upper hose but now I'm losing tons of coolant from somewhat near the front of the engine. I can actually see it dripping but I can't see the source. I'll...
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    Radiator Mod to increase ground clearance?

    Hello everyone! I've just finished installing a tube bumper that doesn't come down as low as the stock bumper. I plan to install a skid plate and the radiator sticks out about 4 or 5 inches below the frame rail. Not only making it a clearance issue, but also being an extremely important yet...
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    Introduction and engine troubleshooting

    Hi all, This is my first post! I removed my radiator to work on the crankshaft seal and after putting it back together noticed the a/c compressor clicks on and off while idling, and when its off and the pulleys locked in place im guessing that's placing strain on the belt and causing the engine...
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    Replaced radiator now no heat!

    Hey everybody! So I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4X4. Replaced a cracked radiator. Filled up the new one and let it run for about 12 mins. No leaks but I noticed the heat isn't working. The temp gauge had it running right in the middle but I didn't check the hoses from the heater core or...
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    Radiator replacement

    Hey everyone! Quick question. I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4X4. So I just replaced my old radiator with a crack with a new Duralast single row one. My question is should there be a gap (around 1 1/4") between the fan shroud and radiator? Everything seems to be in place properly. Trans...
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    Radiator replacement

    This is probably the wrong spot to post this but I have a question about buying a replacement radiator. So I'm looking around for a 2row radiator for my 2001 explorer sport Trac. Places like AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts want $150 and up for one. I'm a little cautious about buying a radiator...
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    Radiator Leak.

    And now mine is leaking. 2010 Eddie Bauer, 4.0 V6, 4WD, Auto. Purchased in late March. Appears that the dealer replaced the radiator, Thermostat housing, and upper radiator hose. There has been a smell since day 1 and I need to top off the coolant every other week or so. No sign of a leak...
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    Radiator replacement

    Hey everyone! I have an Explorer Sport Trac 4x4. Quick question. Looks like I have a radiator leak. I may end up replacing the unit. I'm wondering if there is more than one type of radiator. I want to make sure I get the right fit. I got paranoid because I saw on AutoZone dot com someone post...
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    Coolant leak. I need some help here folks

    Thanks for any info or tips! I have a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 Recently my coolant temp sensor went bad and before I could fix it I developed a leak. I've since replaced the sensor and thermostat. The weird thing is some days I get just drips other days I lose quite a bit of coolant...
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    Coolant leak. I need some help here folks

    Thanks for any info or tips! I have a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4x4 Recently my coolant temp sensor went bad and before I could fix it I developed a leak. I've since replaced the sensor and thermostat. The weird thing is some days I get just drips other days I lose quite a bit of coolant...
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    Leak from hose under radiator

    Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions on this. I have a 2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4X4 So a couple of weeks ago I noticed my temp gauge not working. Wasn't able to get a new coolant sensor till this week when I swapped out the sensor and thermostat. But between then and now a leak from...
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    Radiator Expansion Tank Hose

    Hey everyone, just want to say thanks for all the helpful information through the years, but now I have a question that I have been struggling to find an answer. I am working to solve a coolant leak issue in my 2002 Sport Trac. Over the summer, I replaced the radiator, upper and lower hoses...
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    cooling system - small plastic black knob

    C an someone tell me what this small black knob in the cooling system is. It is to the right of the radiator. I lost a lot of anti freeze and think it was leaking out from here. the knob was loose so I tightened it. What is it for and how tight should it be ? "Hand Tight"? 2010 Explorer AWD...
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    I'm going insane. Overheating again.

    Okay, thought the problem was fixed. 2001 Ford Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC. I can idle all day but once I drive it or rev it high around 2k, the temp rises. I run the heat and AC, no changes still rises. A lot of the water in the radiator goes back into the reservoir, no bubbles that I've noticed...
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    Greetings and Salutations!

    Hello Beautiful People, I couldn't avoid the registration pop-up box anymore, so here I am. I have had two explorers: 1992 two-tone (manual) and 1994 (automatic), both 4X4's. For the last six months I have debated whether or not to get rid of the car. It has 160,000 miles and needs some...
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    Where the heck is the coolant going?!

    Need a bit of help here. Just did a 750 mile round trip to visit the daughter at school. The morning after each leg of the trip, the radiator was about 1/2 gallon low on fluid. I've got no puddles under the vehicle, no liquid on top of the engine, can't smell it driving down the road, no...
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    Radiator 6

    Radiator installed using drop mounts - 2" body lift
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    Radiator 5

    Upper 'drop' mount for radiator with 2" body lift
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    Radiator 3

    Radiator upper drop mount fab'd using cage nuts - note hole and 'countersink' alignment for flush fitment on back of bracket