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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-07-09, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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2006 Explorer... Radiator Problems

I bought my explorer at 35,000 miles. At 50,000 it had a small hole in the top corner of the radiator. It was "replaced" at Fords expense. Now at 72,000 it has a hole in it again at the same area. Wondering if this is a common thing for this year or if anyone has any idea why this would be happening.

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Re: 2006 Explorer... Radiator Problems

I would check for rubbing issues or worn out insulators. The large rubber things that the radiator sits on.


Another thing to look out for is Electrolysis. It can happen from bad or missing grounds. Are the tanks on the radiator metal or plastic?

An easy way to remedy the grounding issues is to take some old medium size stereo power wire and use lengths to go from the battery to the engine and engine to frame. You can also check the conditions of your stock grounds to make sure they are in place and not compromised.

Not necessarily your issue but it may help in tracking the issue down. I would think it is rubbing a hole though.


Any pics of the hole?

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-19-09, 11:26 PM
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Re: 2006 Explorer... Radiator Problems

It is a very common problem. read about it in teh ford truck enthusiasts forum. getting mine replaced tomorrow.
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