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Hi -and Thank You for volunteering your time -I do appreciate it very much.
I have a Ford Ranger that has a relatively small head gasket leak.  I have driven it for since last winter (though it had no heat to speak of because of the leak), almost daily.  I recently was away for about 4 days and upon returning, the truck wouldn't start.  I'm certain it's due to some coolant leaking and fouling up the plugs?  How can I get that coolant out of the cylinders, so I can try and start the truck again?  *There is oil in my coolant reservoir, but NO apparent coolant is on the oil dipstick.

Thanks again,

Frank

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Hi Frank.
Pull all the plugs and disable the coil. Crank the engine over and it should spit out any coolant in the cylinders. Also put just a few drops of oil down each cylinder. This may cause smoking if it does start but should go away.
Thank you for your question.
Jeff

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Jeff Brinkley

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I have been working on Fords and other makes for 30 years. I can answer almost all Mechanical, electrical, suspension, steering, runability, questions. I can not answer questions about body work.

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I have been working on Chevrolet and other makes for 30 years. I can answer almost all Mechanical, electrical, suspension, steering, runability, questions. I can not answer questions about body work.

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