Question about 1998 Ford Contour
I've changed my bottom radiator hose because it blew up, then changed my thermostat, installed a new antifreeze reservoir. It still runs hot and sounds like the antifreeze in the top hose that goes from the reservoir to the engine is boiling. What should I do next??
Posted by Anonymous on
Radiator is corroded, plugged up due to age. Same with the heater core. You door vents might not be working, which could also result in a no heat situation.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Is your temperature gauge working now? That is of more concern then your heater as you wouldnt know if your engine was overheating until its too late. Your heater core could be clogged, they get clogged quite easily. You can flush them or replace. The part is inexpensive but on some models you have to take out dash to replace them, but on other models it only takes about 30 mins and a few bolts.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
You either have some kind of blockage like a plugged radiator or a colapsed hose, or your water pump is not moving any coolant. It's not very common, but it is possible of the impeller inside the pump to come off of the shaft or become so coroded they dont't move the water anymore. (very rare) What you are describing sounds like a plugged radiator, if you can see the tubes at the top of the core when you have the cap off and they have a lot of blockage then they will be like that all the way accross. I have had limited success with store bought chemical flushes from the parts house and a new radiator for this truck is not very expensive and the are super easy to replace.
Posted on Jan 18, 2011
sounds like a blockage like a dodgy thermostat, id test it by boiling a jug and throwing your new thermostat in the boiling water and see if it opens, other than that you've pretty much done it all so id be looking at a blown head gasket. good luck :)
Posted on Jun 28, 2011
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I would think you have a badly leaking engine cylinder head gasket. Have a shop test for that.
Posted on Oct 31, 2012
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