99 XLT 3.0 COOLANT POURING OUT!!! HELP!!
I was driving today going around 55-60 mph up an overpass, I suddenly began to here a loud rattle coming from the engine every time I would press on the gas, but it would cease if I let off of it. I immediately knew this wasn't normal as the truck began really struggling to turn off, I finally was able to pull over and when I came to a stop and the truck was at idle it just died and white smoke was coming from the hood. I lifted the hood and it appeared to be some kind of fluid at bottom of the engine compartment, I thought it was oil. I took off the oil cap and it was smoking inside. I didn't attempt to crank the truck back up and just got it towed home. When I got home I checked the dip stick and it was actually half full and no milkiness to it. Then I went to the radiator to top it off, as I'm topping it of I here something pouring out the bottom and it was the coolant leaking, not from the radiator but from somewhere under the engine compartment but I couldn't see from where. I cranked the truck again and it started up but did seem to be running rough and shut it right off. What can this be? Blown head gasket? Intake gasket? Freeze plugs? ANY IDEAS???