I have a 2000 ford ranger in perfect condition, 37,000 mi. I have been smelling anti freeze lately and can't find out where the problem is. any info would be appreciated, my e-mail is baha151@aol.com


Asked by May 03, 2013 at 02:51 PM about the 2000 Ford Ranger XLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Ford Ranger in perfect condition, 37,000 mi. I have been smelling anti freeze lately and can not found where the problem is, any info would be appreciated. my e-mail is baha151@aol.com

6 Answers

get or borrow a Stant pressure tester, pump it up to 17 psi and watch the geyser show

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

There's a high probability that the heater core has a small leak. Start researching how to replace it. Check the HVAC drain at the bottom center of the firewall for leaks. Keep an eye on your coolant reservoir too.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

if you are smelling the anti-freeze inside the ranger, its most likely the heater core or hose connection to the heater core; if the smell is from the outside, you should be able visibly see where the leak is - hopefully it will be something simple - overflow tube/tank has a leak.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Sean Hensley

13 year old vehicle, probably hose leak, but look for leaks (wet floor board, puddles on ground under vehicle, around hoses on intake manifold) which should indicate where roughly the leak is. Then either do the pressure tester idea for actual view on leak to get correct part. If one hose is leaking, others probably will soon. Suggested replacement for all hoses, belts and wiper blades are usually one or two years depending on use.

Rob Lockmiller

Good chance that it is the heater core if you smell it in the vehicle.

have you looked at the waterpump? there's a weep hole at the bottom of the input shaft that will start to lose coolant when it's time to replace this one~

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 ford taurus dash gauge lights 14 answers

    dash gauge lights for the fuel indicators and partially for the speedometer do not light up. Is this a fuse or bulb replacement issue? and how or where do I check?

    2001 Ford Taurus


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where can I find factory bucket seats and console? 8 answers

    I know '77-'79 ranchero, cougsr,ltdll, and thunderbird are the same, just can't seem to find any.

    1979 Ford Ranchero


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1969 Ford torino Driver side door 4 answers

    I need help finding a 1969 Ford torino Driver side door, for a 2 door, a windsheild also but im more concerened with the door. Is there any place that i can find a door? anyone know of someone parting...

    1969 Ford Torino


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Where is the Electronic fuel pump Shut-off switch located 13 answers

    The car ran great,till Thurs.Doing 70mph.on fry.eng.died,wont start,towed home,eng.cranks,no start. Please Help.Thank-You My E-Mail is Knight19207@aol.com

    1999 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Looking for a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport. 91 answers

    I'm looking for a 1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport, either a fully restored or a project car, preferably white exterior and black interior with formal black vinyl roof Anyone know where to get one?

    1972 Ford Torino


    Shopping & Pricing


Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 7,727 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $988.


Search Ford Ranger Questions

Ford Ranger Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 1,330
#2 tennisshoes
Reputation 940
#3 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 670
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150"
3,183 Great Deals out of 216,374 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Tacoma"
642 Great Deals out of 30,203 listings starting at $2,850
Used Nissan Frontier"
427 Great Deals out of 20,610 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet S-10"
11 Great Deals out of 1,819 listings starting at $1,749
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,466 Great Deals out of 143,822 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Dakota"
163 Great Deals out of 4,813 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
517 Great Deals out of 13,812 listings starting at $995
Used Jeep Wrangler"
441 Great Deals out of 16,282 listings starting at $3,400
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac"
71 Great Deals out of 2,235 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang"
718 Great Deals out of 41,256 listings starting at $900
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,020 Great Deals out of 56,299 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Tundra"
617 Great Deals out of 26,498 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer"
1,336 Great Deals out of 71,680 listings starting at $300

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 1,430 listings starting at $4,500
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 568 listings starting at $4,495
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 484 listings starting at $3,495
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 595 listings starting at $2,699
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 405 listings starting at $3,298