Question about 1989 Ford Probe

1 Answer

Engine water temp will not heat up

I have had my probe for a year and a half. Only 2 times has it shown any signs of the water temp starting to warm up. I have taken it on 4 hour trips and you can remove the rediator cap and stick your finger in the water without being burned. I covered half the rediator with cardboard and as soon as the temp begins to rise, the fan kicks on and it is cold again. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 962 Answers

Flush the radiator and replace the thermostat.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2005 Buick terrazza has barely any heat at all. Tries to throw a little warmth while my engine is running at half temp sometimes just over! What do I do? Was told by the dealership in parts and sai


drain radiator of antifreeze then add some caustic soda about 200 grms dissolved in a bucket of warm water ,pour this into the rad top up with water and leave engine on idle for half hour ,drain -flush and run engine and see if its any warmer ,if it is the drain water again and give a good flush then refill system with 50% antifreeze

Oct 25, 2014 | 2005 Buick Terraza

2 Answers

No heat when car sits idol, only when moving.


is this your first car?
I will presume the fan is running at full speed and heat max is set and the that you tried recirc lever. fresh air is less heat...
Cab heat bad. right?
only when moving, what?
Ill guess that no heat sitting idle for 30mins. TIME MATTER.
as does time of day and if first start of day and if the ambient temperature (out door temp counts, and guess what no country or stated told so i cant look it up, me fail)
first off,
the modern engine can take a huge long time, to heat up dead cold and not driven , that is why the op guide tells you,
start car ,wait 45 seconds and drive off slowly,
the warms the engine fastest , saving 90%of all engine wear.
this is proven fact by Germany long ago and now with SAE.org.
hard fact.
now if you know the car warmed faster before.
then this is possible 2 ways.
1: bad thermostat. (slow)
2: or the engine is running so bad, that the heat to the water jackets are weak.

the cab heat will be the same as the engine water coolant
if the engine is cold, so will you be. hard fact.
there are no electric air heaters here...

here is a frozen air page.

http://www.fixkick.com/Cooling-engine/Frigid-motor-cab.html


2 tests.
1: does the engine hit 180F or more and hold?
2; does it do that , at the same speed, as when new?

if not we trouble shoot that first. (fan works, and blows)

Sep 23, 2013 | 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

1998 Contour, When it is cold it runs fine. But when it warms up it idles very rough at low RPM. It dies sometimes when at a stop light or even going around corners. When it is acting up like this it...


I notice that you replaced the water pump,Did the car over heat at any time, If it did end you didn,t stop right away when it first happen, It can do real serious damage to the engine, That will give the syptons you are describeing,If you notice that the car starts to use more oil, That is a deffenet sign there was damage done to the engine,That it done damage to the piston rings, Have you changed the thermostat in it? It tell me allso when you stay your temp gauge is not working that the termostat .Might not be functioning(Properly)
End mess up the temp (Sending) unit. If the car is over heating there will be a loss in power,

Nov 07, 2012 | 1998 Ford Contour

1 Answer

2001 jaguar stype not heating


After you start the car.. check the temp gauge.. if slow to move or stays cool.. you have a stuck thermostat.. as in stuck wide open.. needs replacement.

This also means it takes a very long time if ever to have warm air inside the passenger compartment as the engine never warms enough (during cool weather) to provide hot water to the heater core.

However if the temp gauge reads a proper operating temp.. and you cannot get warm air inside.. you have a control issue with the passenger compartment heating system.

A faulty thermostat will also result in poor performance and poor gas mileage.

Have this checked immediately.. if it were to stick closed suddenly (unlikely) your car could overheat.

This part is not very costly.. labor.. depends on which engine is in this car could take up to an hour to an hour and a half.. they may want to do a coolant flush and replace the coolant.. check belts and hoses while under the hood.

Best of luck

Apr 02, 2011 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

1 Answer

1999 expedition- After driving for a half hour or so the engine smells like a faint burning smell but the temp. gauge inside reads normal. I also can not get any hot air to come out with the heater on even...


No heat usually means low water level in radiator. Check your plastic surge tank to see if is at the proper level. When engine is cool check actual level in radiator.

For smell check to see if any oil is weeping from top engine gasket and dripping onto exhaust manifold, You should be able to check with flashlight while engine is idling.

Nov 23, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Why is my heat/front defrost not working very well. Only shoots warm air? And not very forceful.


hi from uk can i offer this advice ? when you start engine let it warm up a little then drive untill temp guage reads warm at least ? then when you put front screen defrost on only select screen and No 2 speed then as temp reaches normal screen will clear fully if you select full speed on heat blower to clear screen at first start it will not work because the coolant from engine passing thro the heater matrix/radiator will be rapidly cooled by fan of heater TRY IT? in years gone by it was common remedy if you were stuck in traffic and temp rose towards hot you could cool system down by putting heater on full heat and the fan on max this cooled the engines coolant as it passed thro the heater ?hope you understand how heater/fan should work for optimum efficiency my wife has owned 2 of these accents and never had heat/demist problems it is surprising how many people consider the demist/heater systems are poor on many cars not just hyundai hope this helps best wishes

Dec 15, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

Overheating/No Heat 2001 Impala


change the thermostat and the temp gauge in the radiator

Mar 03, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

3 Answers

No heat in car and temp gauge rises while driving but stays half


With engine cold, remove rad cap & check level in rad. Top it up if needed to 1 or 2 inches from top. Start engine, turn heater on (not defrost) and observe coolant level as engine warms up, add if necessary. Radiator fan should be off, and only come on when engine reaches normal operating temperature, for a short time, then shut off again. Let it run until that happens about 3 times, then put rad cap back on. If temperature gauge climbs up over normal toward hot, too much, shut it off. Do you now have heat? Is rad fan acting as I described? Let me know.

Jan 25, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escort ZX2

1 Answer

Caravan 1994 (3.0 Liter engine) No heat


U have a problem with the air temp control blend door actuator motor, very common failure. In order to replace this part the dash must come out.

Jan 14, 2009 | 1994 Dodge Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...