Radiator fluid leak when truck parked facing uphill - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums Technical Engine Forum Arrow 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech

2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech General discussion of 2.3L and 2.5L I4 Ford Ranger engines.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2009
PDXracer's Avatar
Thread Starter

I am: Mike H
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon
Vehicle: 1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2WD Ranger XLT Ranger
Drive Type: 4x2
Engine: 2.3
Posts: 111
Total Props: 0
Radiator fluid leak when truck parked facing uphill

Noticed this at gf's house this morning when going outside.

Truck was parked facing uphill (not a steep hill, but a hill none the less). Noticed a small puddle of radiator fluid on the ground coming from somewhere near the right side of the radiator (if you are facing the truck from the front).

Was not significant amount, but I dont like knowing that it is there.

Have had truck parked on level ground now for the past 4 hours, and there is nothing leaking out now.

Could this be the release valve to drain the radiator that has bad seal? Whats easiest way to identify where leak is coming from?

1993 Ford Ranger XLT SC / Blue
4 Cyl 2.3L FI Manual - 197.8k miles as of 3/18/11
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 02-28-2009
BlutoBodine's Avatar
I am: Worst Case Scenario
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tulsa, OK
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Ranger
Posts: 543
Total Props: 0
My '89 would leak on the driver's side if parked on hill, or if I hit a big bump and sloshed coolant out of the jug. Would only happen if I overfilled the coolant jug - leak was from the jug that wasn't sealed up near the top.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
! white letters facing in or out?? schooeric Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 22 10-01-2011 05:21 PM
Stalls when uphill!! bradshaw75 General Technical & Electrical 15 05-04-2010 03:17 PM
Forward facing rear seats. reams New Ideas 6 04-08-2010 02:21 PM
98 Ranger - engine stalls uphill only! AlanH 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 0 01-09-2010 02:42 PM
Radiator Fluid Leak @ Block audikid 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 3 01-28-2008 03:23 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:54 PM.