Sign in | Register | My account |

losing coolant from the overflow bottle on a 2011 f150

luis2u
0

Asked by luis2u Dec 07, 2012 at 07:30 AM about the 2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 6.5ft Bed

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I keep losing coolant, there dosen't seem to a over heating problem, it blows coolant out of the cap

3 Answers

Tom Demyan
68,645

If coolant is blowing out of the cap, you have an overheating problem. Check your thermostat to see that it is working properly.

TonytheWoodsman
755

If you are building up air in the radiator, your truck could have a bad head gasket or crack in the head.

OJ
3,120

So do a simple check first. Like an old fashion radiator cap, the cap on the plastic refill container needs to be turned until an audible click is heard. Pressure needs to build up in the system to increase the boiling point of the coolant. Since the truck is so new, the idea of a blown headgasket or defective thermostat or fan clutch seems to be remote, although possible.

Your Answer

Related Questions

  • My F150 seems to have fuel tank or fuel pump issue. 1 answer

    The front tank causes hesistation when first starting to drive but runs okay if primed by switching to back tank for 30 seconds then back to front tank. I have changed fuel filters, I have put severa...

    1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 Ford F150 Just loses all power 37 answers

    I have a 94 F150. I started having issues when I used it to pull my sons truck out of the ditch but nothing major. I then had an experience several weeks later where the trans slipped at around 50/55 ...

    1994 Ford F-150 XL Extended Cab Stepside SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • On my 2011 ford f150 when i get between 40 to 45 miles an hour my truck bucks and shimies why 4 answers

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 6.5ft Bed

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • F150 won't start 2 answers

    Driving the truck starts losing power then stops and won't start again.

    2000 Ford F-150 Work LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1987 f150 fuel problem 1 answer

    87 f150 4.9 motor, have to prime it to et it to crank runs 2 min shuts off , have to prime it again to recrank same 2 min.deal .fuel lines are good i took fuel line off an crank an ran it with a spray...

    1987 Ford F-150 STD Standard Cab LB

    -

    General

F-150
Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?
CarGurus has 101,604 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,000.
ZIP:

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 1,160
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 940
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 870
View All