Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles
After driving a short distance, there is an antifreeze smell coming from under the hood. I have not noticed any fluid on the ground nor any obvious leaks under the hood. The coolant in the overflow tank is dirty looking but does not appear oily. Oil on the dipstick appears normal. When I remove the radiator cap, there is pressure. Over the past few days, I have noticed that the temp gauge will rise following a few minutes of driving and then it drops to normal and stays there. I plan to do a pressure test this weekend. Web seaches have suggested water pump or head gasket. What else? What should I be looking for? Many thanks !
Thursday, January 21st, 2010 AT 7:55 AM