my coolant reservoir is backing up about 30 min into my travel to work. when I stop I notice anti-feeze leaking on the right wheel well. the car is not over heating but I know this is not normal. can some one tell me what going on?

Asked by Oct 08, 2013 at 05:52 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

coolant reservoir over flowing after about a 30 min ride, but truck is not over heating. what
is the problem?

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Did you add coolant to the reservoir? If the system is overfilled it will overflow when the collant heats up. The fluid itself expands. Is the coolant in the reservoir hot? Check the operation of the thermostat.

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