1993 Ford Ranger

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD RANGER
Heater problem
1993 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

filled radiator overflow container with coolantup to appropriate level. Started smelling coolant inside cab. Found coolant escaping from what appears to be an overeflow on the back of the heater. Cannot figure this. No problem until I filled the coolant which had evidently been dry for quite awhile. Radiator is full. Only issue is scape of coolant from this opening. Can you shed some light on this?
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Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 AT 5:04 PM

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Tiny
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Is the leak inside the truck
does the widow fogs when defrost on
if yes suspect bad heater core
is it the over flow leaking?
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 6:41 AM
Tiny
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The leak is not from the overflow container. It is coming from a tube located outside the cab above the liner of the fenderwell and appears to be coming from the heater unit located under the hood. There is no coolant leaking inside the cab. The "tube" looks like it should have a hose on it, but there is not one there. The coolant comes out of the "tube". It is difficult to describe the location because I am not familiar with the jargon. I just cannot figure why I had no issue until I filled the coolant overflow container. I cannot figure a connection between filling the container and experiencing this escape pf coolant. I removed the container and inspected, no leaks. The radiator is not losing coolant and the engine does not overheat. Thanks for your help.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 2:20 PM
Tiny
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Is it possible that its the over flow is over filled you leaking coolant something must be leaking check what is going down
if the windows not fogging and its not overheating I would drive keep eye on coolant.
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Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Windshield does fog, but the only loss of coolant seems to be from the overflow container which has no leaks. I would think that I would lose all of my coolant rather quickly?
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
DAVE H
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I suspect you have over filled the coolant system and pressure is forceing the excess out of the overflow as it should. You could drain a little off. Or just keep a check on it? It will clear up on it's own eventually. If it doesn't clear up and you continue to lose water re-post for further assistance
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 5:17 AM
Tiny
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If the windshield fogs when defrost put on the heater core is bad
if the leaks from the fire wall small drain tube on the passenger side the heater core is bad
if not drive it and see what comes of it
good luck
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 5:54 AM

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