Overheats after morning startup

Discussion in '1998 - 2011 Ford Ranger' started by Mark Ripplinger, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Mark Ripplinger

    Mark Ripplinger New Member

    My 2000 XLT 4WD auto has new radiator, water pump, thermostat, belt and hoses. Twice now, on first cold start of the day temp gauge stays at lowest point, then 3 mi. down the road climbs to top of gauge and spits coolant . Shop that did the work (very reputable) can't figure it out. They've let it run in shop, 'burped' all the air out and it runs and drives fine. But when shut off and cools, overheats on next start up. No leaks, oil looks, smells good. No visible white smoke or water in exhaust.
    Any ideas?
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    Mark Ripplinger

    Mark Ripplinger New Member

    Sorry, it's a stock 3.0 motor.
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    Mark Ripplinger

    Mark Ripplinger New Member

    Looks like nobody's on this forum at all. But they figured out it was a leaking head gasket.

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