Question about 2005 Ford Focus
my 2003 ford ka has an engine light on which looks like a thermometer with water waves beneath it alight.
I drove straight home when it came on which was about 15 mins away when i parked up there was steam or smoke eminating from the bonnet a metallic smell in the air and was making a spluttering noise.
Does any1 know what the problem could be?
Can i fix it? if i can how?
If i cant how can i do a quick fix to get my car to a garage which is about 8 mins away or do i need to get towed there?
Many thanks and kind regards in advance.
If you're ever driving along again and you smell coolant, see steam, or your sensor (thermometer) shows up on your dash again...IMMEDIATELY stop the car in a safe place and turn the engine off!!!!!
You may have gotten lucky this time, but I can't say that for sure because I can't see your car.
The thermometer is an indicator light telling you that for some reason your car is overheating (not circulating coolant). It could be the thermastadt is stuck shut, coolant is low, hole in the radiator hose, water pump is shot, and on and on, and on.
When you run a car's motor that hot you stand the chance of warping the heads (big dollar repair item).
I would strongly suggest that you call a tow-truck, and have your garage/mechaninc look at it. It will be alot cheaper this way instead of having to repair warped heads and any other damage from runing the car that hot.
I hope this helps you, and thanks for letting FixYa.com make your day brighter
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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