accidently put truck on 3rd gear resulted in damaged thermostat housing. Will not crank up and water is reversing to water reservoir , What is the Problem ?

Asked by Jan 24, 2017 at 11:48 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is it blown gasket ? blown engine.  ??

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Third gear cannot damage the thermostat housing. I suspect you have some kind of problem with the cooling system but cannot tell with the info you gave.

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It may be hydro locked due to a blown head gasket. Pull the spark plugs and run a compression test.

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