2003 Ford KA engine light on, spluttering and steam from engine?
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
Jan 04, 2009 |
2005 Ford Focus