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1993 Mercury Tracer running hot

Replaced radiator cap, thermostat and I know cooling fan is running. In fact it runs hotter quicker since the changes

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"rule out" questions - is coolant level OK? Any leaks, especially around the water pump? Has the system ever been flushed. out? If this is the original radiator, it could be clogged. Is the thermostat installed correctly with spring end toward the engine?

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    S Drew Mar 23, 2014

    The only thing that sticks out is the radiator has not been flushed lately. No leaks that are apparant

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    S Drew Mar 23, 2014

    If the water pump was going bad would'nt it leak or mahe loud grinding noise?

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    S Drew Mar 23, 2014

    Is it possible to flush radiator myself? and how?

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    S Drew Mar 23, 2014

    Indeed the colant level was low, but it was not apparent. The reservoir and the radiator appeared to be full. The system needed to be burped. It took three times...

  • Steve Drew Apr 15, 2014

    If running the engine with the radiator cap off causes the coolant to flow out of the radiator, an indicator there is poor circulation

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