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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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Ron...what a great service you offer! I have a 98 Explorer

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Hi Ron...what a great service you offer!
I have a 98 Explorer that is the most trouble-free vehicle I've ever owned. She now has 148,000 miles on her, and starting to have cooling system problems.
I've smelled coolant for several months, but no overheating. Last night, she overheated, and I found that the coolant reservoir was bone-dry...put a gallon of 50-50 coolant in and limped home with stops as she overheat every several miles. What's weird, is I didn't smell that "overheated smell"...and the radiator cap was cool to the touch. I don't see any leaks, either.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer.

What engine does you 1998 Explorer have?