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Could be caused either by a bad temp. sensor or a bad connection either between the sensor and computer or the gauge.
Posted on Apr 05, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The gauge can very well be "lying" to you.
As a precaution, I would do a routine cooling system service on it. This includes completely flushing the coolant, replacing the thermostat and radiator cap (believe it or not, a bad cap can cause issues too).
On the few Fords I have owned, mine were always in the middle, or to the left of the middle.
Motor homes should run cooler actually, beings as they tend to have heavy duty large capacity cooling systems.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
SOURCE: a8 4.2 v8 engine overheating
run it and let it get hot (not to the point of overheating just let it warm up to normal or slightly above normal). put your hand near the upper radiator hose, if you feel not heat, touch it, be careful as it may be hot. if it is not hot at all but the engine is warmed up it is the thermostat, the thermostat is located where the upper radiator hose connects to the motor, usually a 2bolt metal fitting, if this is the case just replace the thermostat.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
You may have an air pocket in your system which some times happens. One way to get rid of it is to take the upper hose off on the engine side, fill your system with water until it runs out from your engine block, replace the hose, start your car turn you heater on and set to hi keep the radiator cap loose until the temp start to rise then close tight. Once the air pocket had been remover you can drain some of the water from the radiator using the lower drain plug and add antifreeze.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
You better not be driving your car overheating like that and shutting off on you! It sounds like you've most likely lost all your coolant due to a leak of some sort, and your engine is overheating. I would take the vehicle to a shop make sure you don't have some kind of major coolant leak. They'll also want to do a "block-check", which is a fluid that can detect combustion vapors in the coolant, that would indicate you've blown a head gasket due to overheating. It's very bad for an engine to run without coolant, even for 10 minutes. I'd have the vehicle towed in unless the shop is right around the corner. If you'd like to check your coolant level yourself, make sure the engine is cold or at least the vehicle has been off for an hour. Checking the overflow tank level may not be good enough. You'll have to remove the radiator cap and determine if you've got any coolant in the radiator. If not use either regular pre-mixed green coolant, or if you have non pre-mixed dilute it to a 50/50 ratio coolant and water. I wouldn't continue to drive your van with it acting up like it has until you can get it checked out.
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
your oil pressure should be a lot more than 7 lbs, your oil filter may need changing, or your oil pump could be the problem ....hope this helps....cheers
Posted on Jul 07, 2010
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