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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Over-heating Ford Taurus!!!
Sounds like a stuck thermostat no heat water not circulating to heater core engine overheats stuck thermostat won't let water circulate through engine
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
SOURCE: ford ranger truck overheating
I have had this happen with my ranger. Changed everything I could to try to fix the over heating. It turned out that I had a small leak in my head gasket and it was allowing exsaust gas to go into the cooling system witch was over pressurizing it. Also the air from the exsaust will heat up much faster than liquid making your thermostat to read hot and will not be able to blow hot air in the cab because there is no liquid going to the heater core. This happened to me when my blet came off and I tryed to make it home. If you had it over heat for a long peirod of time it may have ripped the head gasket.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
original issue sounded like thermostat but now that you have lost power i would have to say thermostat, blown head gasket, and warped head
to check thermostat find and remove place in pot of boiling water the see if it opens, then to ice water to check if closes.
the only way i know to check headgasket and head is to check oil and water. oil will have water in it, and water iw have oil in it
Posted on May 04, 2009
SOURCE: MY 1997 FORD ESCORT OVERHEATS
The A/C has nothing to do with the car over heating,
For the over heating issue,you need to check an or replace if needed
The thermostat,cooling fan,and temp sensor.
For the A/C issue,Check refrigerant charge and recharge as needed.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line(small hose).The purge line is designed to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank (not the cap) ,this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.
If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.
The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side close to the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.
Also note that the cooling fans don't come on until the coolant temperature hits around 225 degrees.
During normal highway driving the fans will very rarely come on(if at all) due to constant air flow through the radiator.They will only usually come on in heavy traffic conditions on a hot day.
But......if you have the Air Con switched on, the fans will run all of the time.
Posted on Jul 17, 2010
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