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1999 expedition overheating

New rad, new waterpump,new fan clutch, new thermo stat pressure checked still overheats

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    juggernautxt May 11, 2010

    are the fans turning on? check fuses and relays?
    put 12 volt power to fans and see if they work?


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Sometimes fords can be tricky. Try to be sure that all of the air is purged from the system. I usually do this with a manual release cap. run the engine then slowly release the pressure. then the system will stabilize. If that doesn't help then you may have something restricting flow inside the water jackets through the engine. some shops have those nifty little cameras that they can run through the system to look for potential problems. hope it works out for you. I know how how much of a pain some of these problems can be. Good luck.

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