Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
Ford Expedition XLT
Ford Ranger XLT

Why does water and antifreeze run out of the left side of the engine block of your 1997 Ford Range XLT after it overheated?

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12/22/2006

If it is running out between the block and the head, you probably blew a head gasket. If that is the case, be sure and have the cylinder head resurfaced before you re-install it after you change out the gasket. A blown head gasket is usually caused by warpage of the head when it overheats. TIP: as long as the head is going to be resurfaced, you might also get the valves reground.