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1996 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles
I I hit a deer and replaced my radiator about 3 months ago. Since then I thought I have smelled coolant when I get out of the car but cant see any leaks. Today I was driving to work (180 Miles) and about 40 miles into it on the highway, I would press the gas to keep speed going up a hill and I could hear a clicking noise. (It was raining most of the way there). Once I reached the top of a hill I would let off the gas to hold speed and the clicking noise would go away or quiet enough so I couldn't hear it. It would also go away if I let off the gas while going up the hill. It would happen in over drive as well as the gear before it. I pulled over and checked everything, couldn't hear any clicking or abnormal noises at idle. Got back on the highway and it continued. Seemed to only happen over 35-45 mph. I also had checked the coolant reservoir and it seemed dirty and almost gone, but I just changed all the fluid and the radiator itself not too long ago. Again no leaks that I can see. What should my first steps be to diagnose this since I can hear the noise while under the hood? I have been told its possibly the water pump or even a spring in the fuel pump or something. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Monday, February 18th, 2008 AT 8:29 PM