can you help me solve a coolant issue

Asked by Nov 22, 2016 at 01:05 AM about the 1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when the truck reaches operating temperature, or even just driving after thirty minutes. the truck doesn't overheat, but when I stop and turn it off, coolant starts bubbling inside the reservoir, and shooting back out. there was sludge inside the reservoir and through the hoses, I flushed all the coolant and sludge out, cleaned all the hoses. multiple times. I cannot figure out where or what the problem is that makes the coolant shoot back out of the reservoir   

2 Answers

20,110

If the coolant has never been changed in 20 years, that was part of the problem. Second, when the radiator begins burping and throwing coolant, it's a sign the thermostat is not working properly. You probably have crud all caked up around the thermostat. Change it and see, they are not expensive.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

changed the thermostat. problem solved. thank you very much

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    8,910
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,540
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
870 Great Deals out of 65,536 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
356 Great Deals out of 10,814 listings starting at $1,199
Used Toyota Tacoma
594 Great Deals out of 42,096 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
712 Great Deals out of 38,398 listings starting at $895
Used Ford F-250
454 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 39,226 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Explorer
808 Great Deals out of 62,574 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
27,619 listings starting at $20,990
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
117 Great Deals out of 82,876 listings starting at $17,990
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 7,637 listings starting at $18,989
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
280 Great Deals out of 10,496 listings starting at $14,999
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
429 Great Deals out of 13,638 listings starting at $10,849

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.