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My 2001 Ford Focus has been over heating

It happens when I turn on the fan or A/C or idleing in traffic...is it a T stat issue?

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  • krhenson58 Oct 01, 2008

    I will confirm and clarify...thank you

  • krhenson58 Oct 02, 2008

    OK...on the drive home today I turned on the AC...the temperature immediately went up. I stopped to see if the fan was running...it was....I then turned off the AC and began driving again and noticed that the temp gauge went up when accerlerating and went back down when I slowed down...Im stumped



    Thank you in advance

  • Jenny Saenz Dec 19, 2008

    As i was driving my ford focus, the needle temperture was in the middle, but when i'd stop it start going up ? then i drove it about 10-15 minutes more & when i turned off the car smoke started bursting out from under the hood. it ran ok coming home after, but could there be damage ?

  • sportinz Dec 25, 2008

    How do i tighten the fan belt on a 2001 ford focus

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is the engine cooling fan running when the AC is turned on? the fan will start and stop as the AC pressure changes, buy on a warm day it will run almost all the time, if it does not run then that is the problem, if it does then the T-stat can be the cause.

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Could be the belt on the water pump is slipping.The extra drag from the air con would make it worse

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