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ENG. RUNS HOT IN STOPPED TRAFFIC

WHEN DRIVING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC IN WARM WEATHER, THE ENGINE GETS VERY WARM AND I CAN SEE HEAT/SMOKE? COMING OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE. THE COOLING FAN STAYS OFF. OPEN ROAD DRIVING KEEPS ENGINE COOL. I REMOVED COOLING FAN RELAY CAP AND CLOSED BREAKER, ENGINE OFF AND THE FAN RUNS. WHAT TELLS THE FAN TO RUN (OR NOT)?

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Check your coolant temp sender, it sounds like you have a bad temp switch in front of the relay...

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Theres a sensor either on the radiator or the intake manifold. it looks kind of like a spark plug with out the white part and has one or two wires going to it. go to you local auto part store and they should be able to show you diagram of where it is on the car. you might be able to take it out and clean it and then flush out the antifreeze. they usually stop working because of build up in the cooling system. if you going to do all that to it you should replace the thermostat also. do keep driving it like this because its only a matter of time before you blow a head gasket and ruin the engine.

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A partially blocked radiator can also cause this problem. I have come across several Escorts in this model year with that problem.

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The temperature sensor for this car is located on a heater hose on the drivers side near the battery and under the black air intake tube. Had the same problem on my 93. Replaced the sensor and the fan started working again. Very easy to replace. Unplug wiring connector, then unscrew the sensor out. Put some teflon tape on the threads of the new sensor and install tightly. Reattach wiring connector and you should be back in business.

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