Having problems with your 1995 Ford Econoline ?

My ford 1995 e150 is smoking and dripping from the tail pipe does that sound like the head gasket blown or could it be another problem

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 11-11-2019

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I have a 1995 e150 custom van. It does have an air evaporator in the rear of the van. My problem is that I see a small pool of anti-freeze fluid on the ground. Is there a line or rubbing running to the rear of the van?
If you are losing water and the stuff dripping from the tail jpipe smells like antifreeze then a damaged head gasket is very likely .. other simptoms you can look for are bubbles or foam in the radiaotor while running (dont remove the pressure cap while hot) .. sometimes the heater will quit working at idle but will start working with higher engine RPMs ... thats due to a gas bubble that forms in the water as combustion gasses enter the cooling system thru the damaged gasket ... there are other much less likely possibilites like a cracked head but you are probably correct about the head gasket .. they do wear out from thermal expansion and retraction of the head/block every time the engine is heated and cooled .. the wear is excellerated when the head is aluminum and the block is cast iron because they expand at different rates creating a scrubbing effect ... you can often tell which cylinder is affected by "reading" the spark plugs .. all the plugs will look the same except one ... that doesnt matter unless in a V8 or V6 ..if you dont want to change both head gaskets ... its a good idea to change both anyhow since they will have the same amount of wear ... make sure water isnt getting into the oil . milky like oil on the dip stick is a sign to stop driving until repaired ...
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