Tempature flicks up and down, go into R and goes way up
I have a ford ranger 3.0 Splash and we were at the drive through and we heard a strange clunk in the front towards the air conditioner area, we couldnt figure it out and had it in our garage for a week of no running since we changed the dash lights. We took it out today and it didnt do it till we again were idling in the drive through, this time air conditioning was off. When we started down the road the temp gauge went up then slowly down and whenever we got to a stop sign it would rise again. We stop at our driveway and temp almost goes all the way up. When we poped the hood the air tube was completely flat and coolant was leaking out of the radiator. We think theres a air gap but not completely sure we need help.
Also we know the transmission is going bad, truck has 300,000miles + the odometer went out 70,000 miles ago
And new to the fourms, will be posting a lot in the next month as me and my dad are trying to restore this truck to like new, its as old as me and my dad got it when i was young