Question about 1989 Ford Escort
1989 ford escort gt it is over heating. I changed the thermostat and
replaced the radiator, though the radiator is used. I cant afford a new
one. It still over heats. I was told that I could run the car without
the thermostat but just could not let it set and idol. I did not like
that idea though it did try it just to see if it would overheat and it
did overheat. I was told that it could be the water pump or the heater
core. I bought a new heater core though did not put it in, I could not
figure out how to get to the one in the car. So now I am looking for
advise on weather to continue with trying to install the new heater
core or should I be looking in a different direction.
Sounds like to me it would be your water pump before a heater core. When the water pump goes out, it stops pumping the coolant through the system which is what would cause it to still overheat even with the thermostat out. Change the water pump and you should be good. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks for using FixYa!
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