heater core froze over winter now i have overheating issues
so i first say that i have a 93 ranger 4.0L OHV. since the heater core froze i have no heat in the truck right now. i replaced the water pump last wednesday on a day off from work, insured the truck last friday drove it to town on friday, then just bombed around on saturday and sunday with no problems. took it to work on monday then after work a co-worker and i drove across town and it started overheating a little bit, topped up the water (running water in the rad until i know that nothing is leaking then will switch to coolant) then went up the mountain, had to stop a couple times to let it cool down.. was ok though.. did find some mud and snow though.
then spent the night at the co-workers (had a couple beers in the mountains) got up topped up the rad noticed a little bit of water dripping from the passenger side wheel well, drove to work just fine needle was a tiny bit above halfway.
gave the co-worker a ride to the welfare office (he's on disability) then home, then i stopped in at wendy's for some grub, topped up the rad in the parking lot and the needle was 1/4 to 1/2 way in temperature for the 20min drive home..
so talked to dad tonight and he's thinking a leaky head gasket, cracked block or a leaky heater core. im hoping for the heater core.. what do ya'll think??.. i'll take it to work tomorrow then investigate the problem this weekend as i get fri/sat and sunday off.
[B]1993 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4, extended cab 4.0L 5 speed/ 31" All Terrains on stock rims