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Overheating 02 ford ranger

Brand new eng temp sending unit, thermostat, fan clutch & radiator and still overheats? what could be the problem?

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What speed sitting or on the go , if it is on the go some cars and trucks have an air dam on the lower part on some might call it plastic by the bottom of the bumper this will deflect air up into the radiator ,if it is broken it can cause an overheating problem

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The cooling system has to be bled. Did you bleed the cooling system ? first you fill the radiator with coolant and water. Then turn on the engine and and run to operating temperature. Most cars have a bleeding screw located at the thermostat housing. Turn of the engine and with a fairl long screwdriver turn the screw counter clockwise and remove the air until coolant is the only thing coming out. Refill and repeat procedure.Refill with coolant until full. Be careful not to burn yourself with the steam coming out with the air.

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