oil and coolant leak - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-20-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sherman, ME
Posts: 44
oil and coolant leak

I just bought a 2001 ford ranger edge and it is loosing oil and antifreeze. the whole underneath of the truck was covered in oil . we cleaned it up and noticed oil seems to be coming down from the drivers side and dripping on the starter. the antifreeze is dripping down the side of the oil pan. the truck had the head gasket replaced a few months before i bought it. we cant seems to find exactly where the leaks are coming from. we are not mechanics but we have replaced engine seals on other vehicles. has anyone had similliar leaks or no what might be causing this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-20-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Havertown,PA
Posts: 467
Oil leak may be loose or bad oil filter or the filter that has a doubled up gasket. I had the filter leak on my starter like tht before
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-21-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sherman, ME
Posts: 44
we did an oil change recently and it did appear to be leaking around the filter. once i changed it and tightened it i thought it was ok but ill definitely check that out . thank you
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-24-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Petaluma, CA
Posts: 4
Mine too: Loose Oil Filter and bad water pump for the coolant.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-24-2013
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sherman, ME
Posts: 44
i had a water pump leak on my chevy impala and i took it to get fixed 3 times over a year and a half before i found the problem myself. im not sure if the water pump is bad on the truck though. the antifreeze seems to be dripping down the passengers side of the oil pan and there is antifreeze where im assuming the rear main engine seal is. there is also alot of oil dripping around there too, but we are having a hard time finding the oil leak because the whole underneath of the front end is coated in oil. i just cleaned it up and drove it a few miles and again there was oil everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-30-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Weatherford
Posts: 1
First, clean the engine at the carwash then add dye to the crankcase. The dye should give the location of the leak.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-09-2014
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cordova, TN
Posts: 183
could it be a freeze plug? Common place for a coolant leak.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-09-2014
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sherman, ME
Posts: 44
well i had it worked on today and found out that the antifreeze is coming from the timing chain gasket. not sure how expensive it will be to fix but ive heard its not cheap
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-09-2014
pearlkid9988's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Newnan Georgia
Posts: 828
Tming chain cover can be done yourself if your reasonably handy i did mine with new water pump and timing chain and gear set for about $150 water pump is most expensive part actually the gasket set is like $30
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-09-2014
Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: MCKENZIE
Posts: 33
i lost coolant from my intake manifold gasket.
is the oil coming from your rear mainseal?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-09-2014
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,773
Oil could be valve cover gaskets or distributor seal.

Anti freeze could be any number of things.
Water pump or gasket, freeze plugs, intake gasket, leaky radiator splashing back on the engine.

Clean up the engine as best you can and watch, use a backlight you have it, oil lights up under a black light.

If the engine isn't too hot, run your fingers along the lower edge of the valve covers, might get an early sign of a leak. Antifreeze should light up some too under the black light.

Luck.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oil pressure and small oil leak yaro1996 Oil & Lubrication 4 07-07-2017 03:29 PM
Coolant leak from above and to the right of the oil pan speedygunso 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 3 11-24-2013 01:07 PM
Odd coolant leak / Starter oil leak?? iplayloudly 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 2 12-12-2011 05:04 PM
coolant leak, possibly oil coleary15 General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 01-14-2011 06:28 PM
3.0 V6- Oil Pan Leak + Trans Leak = Ouch. . . Fenech627 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 5 10-04-2010 06:22 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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:10 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.