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leaking coolant 2001 2.3 ranger

hi guys i'm leaking coolant as fast as dump it in the resivoir. hard to see where it's coming from but it a slow drip and coming out by transmission. any help would be helpful
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That is a REAL bummer.

The 2.3l Duratec engine in the 2001, and up, Rangers was designed for front wheel drive cars, so for transverse mounting.
With this in mind there is a coolant outlet on the back of the engine, very easy to access on a transverse mounted engine..................................

But in the longitudinal engine mounted setup in the Ranger it is one PITA to get to.
You pretty much have to pull out the transmission to get to it.
So a REAL bummer
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thanks for the wonderful news!!!! guess i'll have busy weekend
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I think it is call the coolant recovery tank hose.

Found video on it but could find the "part 2" mentioned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQTWG91Ix3w

Also this thread has some pictures: https://www.ranger-forums.com/2-3l-2...t-hose-134714/

From what I have read cost of having it replaced runs $600-$800, lots of labor.
The parts run $60-$80
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That is a REAL bummer.

The 2.3l Duratec engine in the 2001, and up, Rangers was designed for front wheel drive cars, so for transverse mounting.
With this in mind there is a coolant outlet on the back of the engine, very easy to access on a transverse mounted engine..................................

But in the longitudinal engine mounted setup in the Ranger it is one PITA to get to.
You pretty much have to pull out the transmission to get to it.
So a REAL bummer
Yeah, I just had the same kind of coolant leak on my 2.3 DOHC and when I seen how the coolant hoses were ran on these engines I was just blown away. This engine was deigned for front wheel drive cars, and it should NEVER have been put in a Ford Ranger.
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