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Cooling system on 1994 ford thunderbird

I have a cooling problem. I flushed the radiator and changed the thermostat, but the engine still runs hot. what could be the problem?

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    changed thermostat and flush system and still not hot enough

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Does it run hot while driving or in traffic?
if running hot at idle could be water pump not circulating enough try revving engine some and see if temp comes down. also check your fan clutch.
if running hot going down road probably radiator

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Instructions on how to use holts wondarwald


Holts Wondarweld
Flush engine.
EXTERNAL CRACKS
1 Run engine until hot,drain off enough coolant to remove thermostat.
2 Remove thermostat.
3 Mix contents of can thoughoughly! and pour contents into thermostat opening.
4 Replace thermostat cover.& fill radiator with hot water,replace radiator cap.
5 Run engine at a fast idle for 15 mins,dont allow to boil.Top up if necessary.
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2 Run engine until hot.
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NEVER REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP ON A HOT ENGINE. !
NEVER REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP ON A HOT ENGINE. !!
NEVER REMOVE THE RADIATOR CAP ON A HOT ENGINE. !!!

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The down side of DexCool is electrolysis...Electrical current flowing in the cooling system which can cause the anti-freeze to "clump" blocking its flow...Periodic flushing eliminates the problem...

Guru.........Saailer

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