I have a 2000 ford ranger 6 cylinder 3.0 L with a/, replacing my third radiator hose

Asked by Nov 21, 2015 at 07:39 PM about the 2000 Ford Ranger XL Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently had a fender bender,  and afterwards,  found a crack in the radiator.
Took it to a mechanic had the radiator replaced.  He mentioned that when it
overheated there was damage to the head gasket,  and that it may need to be
replaced..  Since I have got it back I have had to replace 3 radiator hoses.   Can
the reason for these hoses blowing out be a result of a blown head gasket.  
There isn't any water or smoke coming from the exhaust.  The engine oil is the
proper color,  and viscosity.   The reservoir is full,  but I am slowly losing
coolant.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

2 Answers

115,825

You may be getting engine compression in the cooling system.

85,515

Do a compression test to see if any low cylinders, and if not pressurize the cooling system to see if it holds pressure. The heads are aluminum on those, and it is easy to blow a head gasket if it had over heated. The heads warp.

Your Answer:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,660
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,160
  • #3
    Bob Beaman
    Reputation
    1,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,357 Great Deals out of 199,530 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Tacoma
465 Great Deals out of 49,935 listings starting at $2,695
Used Nissan Frontier
326 Great Deals out of 22,061 listings starting at $1,295
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,860 Great Deals out of 158,323 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet S-10
886 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Dakota
84 Great Deals out of 3,038 listings starting at $1,982
Used Dodge Ram 1500
341 Great Deals out of 9,293 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
196 Great Deals out of 15,114 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
303 Great Deals out of 40,193 listings starting at $1,312
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
44 Great Deals out of 1,523 listings starting at $2,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
809 Great Deals out of 60,637 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Tundra
468 Great Deals out of 37,942 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
472 Great Deals out of 37,739 listings starting at $1,999

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 697 listings starting at $3,488
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 350 listings starting at $3,980
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 214 listings starting at $3,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $2,095

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.