As my poor 02 Ranger XLT 5 speed creeps up in mileage, I'm starting to see more and more problems.
This time, it's an intermittent leak that I cannot seem to eliminate.
Here's where I usually see it. Sometimes it leaks like a siv, other times it's bone dry.
Now, I can already see where this is going: Check the hose and the rad for cracks. I've checked, and double checked, and triple checked EVERYWHERE that I can see. The hose has been replaced twice and I cannot see anywhere on the rad that would have a leak.
Rad reservoir is right at the level it should be and the rad itself is topped off.
Here's the remnants of a previous leak. Whatever is leaking is usually right from the bottom of the top rad hose, all the way down to the bottom of the rad.
Am I missing something small? Is this a common leak? Am I just an idiot?
Any and all advice is appreciated.