Question about 1998 Ford Explorer
In the past 2 yrs i have had the following fixed:
approx 2 yrs ago the H2Opump
approx 6 months ago the radiator
approx 4 months ago head gasket and repaired small cracks in heads
approx 4 months ago catalytic converter
now...my car is running hot and the heater blows cold air.
I just had it in the shop fixing the latter 3 on the list. when the mechanic was done fixing the heads he said it was still running hot a little and he was trying to find out why. I drove the car for approx 3 months with no problem. when it got cold i attempted to use my heater only to get cold air. in an attempt to fix this i changed the thermostat which at this time i noticed the mechanic had cut the spring and valve parts of the thermostat out in order to make it free-flow. upon driving it after installing a new thermostat it ran hot. to say the least i'm pissed at this point. after that i cut the thermostat i installed in order for it to run cool again until i could take it back in, only this time it stayed running hot with the cut thermostat. does anyone have an idea what could be the cause of such a problem?
Does you car have a fan clutch? if its bad it will make it overheat....
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
My dad used to weld the cracks with JB weld. He would make aV shape line in the crack with a grinder and fill it in. I had a 79 GMC pickup that he fixed. I sold the truck several years later and it never leaked.But then again the heads were cast iron then.If your loosing coolant . That's why your heater is not working and your car . Take it back as WORKFORIT1 suggested and tell them about it.You are the one paying for it.
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