My sons 2001 ford explorer sport trac started smoking this morning the oil gauge went to hot and the truck shut down. What does this mean?

Asked by Aug 26, 2015 at 01:17 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4WD Crew Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Did you mean temp gauge went too hot? If so it most likely has blown a headgasket and it is possible that the engine is in hydrolock. Pull out all of the spark plugs, disable the spark and crank over the engine and see how many cylinders pump out coolant.

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