Coolant in the snow and a wet hose.

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Asked by Mar 07, 2014 at 06:22 PM about the 2001 Ford Ranger 4 Dr XLT 4WD Extended Cab Stepside SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After it ran for 20-30 minutes while I blew out the driveway there was coolant in the snow.  I can smell it from time to time.  I looked underneath last night and the hose coming from the little radiator (condenser?) was all wet and frozen and I could see where it had blown back all over the bottom and frozen?  Can I drive it or leave it until I can get somebody to look at it?

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I wouldn't drive it for more than 5mins, and only drive it to the shop. Fill up the radiator if it is low before you leave.

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Radiator is full. Almost spilling out.

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Filled the reservoir and ran it for 20+ minutes. No coolant smell and no leakage. I drove it about 2 miles, got up to highway speed an back home. Still no leakage.

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