Question about 2004 Ford Freestar
The radiator is not leaking, enough coolant is in it, i checked it frequently and there is no indication that the hose are bad, the temperature gauge keeps moving up and down when i am driving
This is normal. When the gauge moves, it is thermostat opening and closing. Open, the gauge goes down a bit, closed, it goes up.
Posted on Apr 17, 2015
Don't forget to check the cabling to the dashboard , if the dial is rapidly moving up and down I would suggest , bad signal/sensor , poor grounding , your gauge I'm assuming jumps from C to mid way and back while driving , if it's jumping to H , stop driving as this would not be, no pun intended , cool!!
Posted on Apr 17, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
is the coolant flowing thru the radiator check bottom hose should be same temp as top hose if not could be clouged radiator or week water pump
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
SOURCE: ford focus overheating
my 2001 ford focus is trying to heat overheat but without the air condition then it go's down quick but I notice that my car kind of hisatates when I had my air on then the air condition feels warm. Then the air gets cold but you can feel when its going to get warm please help I always have problems with garages that try to take advantage of people that do not know about cars.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
SOURCE: 1966 Ford Mustang overheating
try to run the water pump without hoses, and add water in the 'in' side, if is powers out the other side, then it's fine. how is your water/coolant mix?
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
the open pipe that you took the hose off of is the thermostat housing, you will need to remove this to reveal the thermostat, make sure you use a new gasket with sealant when reinstalling thermostat housing to prevent leaks and dont over tighten the bolts,run both bolts down as far as you can before final tightning
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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Physically look in the radiator under the cap when cool, for coolant level, and check the valve in the cap for sticking. If air is present in the radiator it can't get out, and more coolant can't get in,(from the overflow). Either clean the cap or replace it and check that it is the CORRECT cap.
Radiator fins dirty, clean with a strong stream of water, not high pressure water.
Radiator clogged, try backflushing it, or replace.
Thermostat stuck open or shut, replace it.
Water pump worn out, can no longer move enough coolant, replace it.
Fan shroud broken or missing....
Electric Fan(s) not working, Check the fan, relay, fuse and engine temperature sensor's.
Belt driven fan, belt slipping, fan clutch is bad, fan blades have flattened out.
Air dam under front bumper is gone, loose, or broken. It actually has a purpose other than scraping on the driveway or curbs. It forces air up into and thru the condenser and radiator. If it's loose, airflow can actually push it out of place making it useless or blocking the airflow. Along with that, there may also be a plastic piece attached to the bottom of, and wraps up behind the bumper. If it's loose, airflow can actually push it out of place blocking the airflow. Simply reattach it with 4 or 5 screws.
Also, if the vehicle has A/C and electric fans, one fan is dedicated to the A/C and should come on almost the instant the A/C is turned on. The engine fan will run even with the key off, that is normal. The system is trying to cool itself. Hope this helps.
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