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My grandmother has a 1997 Ford Explorer and she replaced the thermastat and the waterhose so it can stop overheating but her car is still overheating ,why

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You should also perform a coolant system flush periodically.
A complete drain & flush, with a refill of fresh coolant/antifreeze.
There are blends that say "works on all systems", but I recommend that you stay with what your vehicles manufacturer recommends.

It is incredible to find out how much yuck is in the coolant system of an engine and radiator!
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And... one more thing that is always overlooked by DIY'ers;
The Radiator Cap!!!
It is not that expensive, replace it with the PROPER one for your vehicle! Go Here and put in your VIN and you will get a part number for the right cap. Then buy it from wherever you like:
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You need to bleed the air out of the system. Bleed screw is small and painted blue. Start truck and slowly turn bleed screw counter clockwise. Watch for steady stream of water. It will spit air then after a minute or two you will have steady stream of water. After you get steady stream of water then tighten screw and you should be good to go

Posted on May 01, 2015

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SOURCE: My 1997 ford explorer overheated and the transmission slipped

Tranny fluid may have been contaminated with coolant since tranny cooler lines go to radiator or condensor.
I would fix your leak on radiator, then completely drain tranny fluid and filter and replace.

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SOURCE: How to change a 2000 ford explorer bypass hose?

You have to remove the tensioner assembly, not just the tensioner pulley, but the whole assembly, in order to access the plastic bypass hose.
Be very careful, as these pipes get old, the plastic becomes brittle, and possibly the flange end will break off and remain in the block when you remove the pipe, check the block opening carefully to remove all of the remaining flange.
Also, be very careful when removing the lover pipe nipple into the engine block, if you try to pry the tensioner assembly off the block, you will probably snap off the machined nipple that locates into the block, Ask me how I know!!! Good Luck, it can be done but you need to move carefully and deliberately. (by the way, a rebuilt tensioner assembly costs about $80 US, the pipe is about $6. New tensioner assembly comes with the pipe)

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SOURCE: HAve a 1996 Ford explorer v-8 that is overheating,

With cool engine... open radiator cap and look inside radiator. Do you see lots of sediment and calcium growth on radiater tubes? If yes, a coring may be needed. If only slightly bad, a radiator flush may be needed... then refill with 50 percent antifreeze.

Good thermostat, cleaned cooling system, non-leaking water pump, good water flow via water pump... nothing else left (unless you put the thermostate in backwards)..

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