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Well my 1995 ford contour 2.0 gl 5 speed is blowing out water areound my Expansion Tank Cap and it over heats after it dose that what would you suggest i know its not the theromostst please help thank

It blows water out when you start it and when it dose it over heats really quick

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Probably a leaking head gasket, allowing pressure from a cylinder to get into the cooling system. The only cure is to replace the head gasket - radiator stop-leak compounds will NOT work!

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SOURCE: 99 Taurus 3.0 Heater problem

You may need to remove the hoses from the heater core inlet an outlet and flush it directly, I saw these get plugged up on many cars like yours while I was a Ford technician, direct flush of the core cured the issue.

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford F350 5spd. distributor cap wiring diagram/layout!!!

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SOURCE: 1996 ford contour gets hot , no hot heater or temp guage movement

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.

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SOURCE: 1995 Ford Contour GL, 4-Liter transmission problems

check the transmission fluid level first and also when was last time you had a tranny service new fluid and filter because the screen could be plugged and not allowing the fluid to get to the torque converter also have the catalytic converter checked out

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SOURCE: Starter relay fuse blowing in a 1995 Ford Explorer

Sooooooo. The relay coil is drawing more current than the fuse can handle..... First guess is a short in the wire between the fuse and the relay coil. I would disconnect the wire that powers the solenoid relay coil. Then I would try (momentarily) clip leading a wire to the battery positive terminal - and touching the other end to the relay coil terminal connection. (Caution!! you are bypassing the factory wire and its associated fuse. If your temporary wire becomes hot - IMMEDIATELY remove it from the coil.) ------------------------However, I suspect that you will have the coil energized and that the engine will turn over....since the key is not in the ON position, the motor will not start.

If this works-then you know that the factory wire is touching the chassis somewhere... and you can either remove it and run another from the fuse to the coil terminal - or try to find the point of the short (good luck - and let me know)
-Jim

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if you take the oil cap off and check under neath the cap (inside of cap) if there is sludge buildup i would get the gasket checked.


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Check this procedure for 1995 Ford Contour 2.0L MFI DOHC 4cyl...

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
2.0L Engine (see Figures 1 through 6)

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Fig. 1: Remove the coolant recovery tank hose from the water outlet


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Fig. 2: Remove the upper radiator hose from the water outlet


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Fig. 3: Remove the three retaining bolts for the water outlet


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Fig. 4: Carefully separate the water outlet from the thermostat housing


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Fig. 5: Remove the thermostat from the housing


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Fig. 6: Make sure you replace the O-ring when installing a new thermostat





I hope this helps top solve it (remember comment and to rate this answer). Good luck.

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the solution to your problem is simple. yes you say that it has a new water pump, but the reason that a vehicle bubbles out of the expansion tank is because the water pump is not circulating coolant, the coolant boils in the engine and bubbles out of the expansion tank. secondly the reason the fan never kicks in is because the temp sensor is not seeing the heated coolant because the water pump is not circulating the coolant through the cooling system. 3rd. the heater never gets hot because the water pump is not circulating coolant through the heater core in order for it to get hot and provide heat. and the temperature gauge never seems to go up because yup you guessed it, the water pump isnt circulating coolant in order for the engine temperature sensor to see hot coolant and thus send a signal to the engine temperature gauge as to the coolant temperature. i know you said it has a new water pump, but i have heard that this type of vehicle may come with a plastic fin pump. i would remove the pump and check the passages for foreign matter{ trash} in the passages as well as the condition of the new pump. also one last thing, the reason the vehicle died on the road in the first place was probably because it overheated. happy hunting and please post to see what you found. i am a mechanic by proffession.

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