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99 Ranger 4.0L with the possibility of an internal coolant leak.

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My Ranger has been sputtering around 40mph and 2000 rmp's, with rough starts in the morning. It has also been loosing small amounts of coolant and I have a lot of white smoke (steam) coming out of the tail pipe. I do not have any coolant leaking external. I have pressure tested the heads and all 6 cylinders held at 145psi for several minuets. I also pressure tested the coolant system and lost pressure very quickly. If the heads are holding pressure were is the coolant leaking?

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slammed98z

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Sounds like a Headgasket, cracked head, or cracked block. Does the "white smoke" have the faint smell of antifreeze? Which 4.0 do you have? OHV or SOHC?
 




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Fixing Ranger

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Thanks, this has been a learning experience. No coolant leak, just air from changing the water pump. Found some bad injectors and replaced them. But, now receiving codes for running rich on both banks?
 




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