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Blowing Cold Air and Leaking Anti-freeze, 08 Ranger

apex8199

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Last night I was driving with my heat on, and my vents starting blowing cold air. So I open the hood and the entire engine bay is covered in anti-freeze. I couldn't trace the source of the leak, because it was dark and everything looked wet. Tomorrow, I'm going hose off the engine and see if I can find the leak.

Any ideas on what went out?


2008 Ranger XL
2.3L
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nb11

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One time I had the plastic joint where the water goes into the heater box break on me. Not exactly sure what its called but that joint cracked and steam was pouring from under the hood. I remember it being fairly inexpensive and not being hard at all to install
 

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I've had to put about 10 jugs of coolant in mine due the heater control valve breaking (same as the poster above) once a rubber hosed popped off the plastic hose that runs above the radiator, and lastly the upper plastic radiator port had a crack in it and would only leak/spray when it was driven(this took a long time to figure out due to it only happening while it was driving not idling). So depending on where the leak looks like it is concentrated, I would try one of those places.
 
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