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1990 Ford Escort GT is fine in cold weather, but when it get hot so does the car I mean very hot gauge is in the danger level.

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  • ktaylo375 Jun 27, 2009

    1) I've noticed the fan does not always come on when car begins to run hot.

    2) I replaced thermostat and flushed radiator that did not help


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1) Check & see if rad fan comes on when temp reaches normal operating range.
2) Consider flushing rad & changing thermostat if not done already.
Let me know about fan

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jun 27, 2009

    It should come on at the normal op. temp. 2 things left, fan relay, or coolant temperature sensor not sending signal, if that is part of it. What engine is it, 1.9L SOHC ?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Jun 27, 2009

    You do have coolant temperature sensor. There were also some vehicles in & around that year that had a temperature sensor attached to rad, usually on side tank, near lower part, so have a look there too, for anything that has wires attached.

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