Question about 1998 Ford Escort
You need to see if the fan is working properly,eg;you can feel air being pulled through the radiator,or if its electric does it turn on and run quickly enough.It may even be the thermostat is not working properly,it could even be the water pump impeller(like propeller,pushes water through system)is corroded and water doesnt flow properly,but you can see by taking the radiator cap off and running the engine and holding the revs up and you will feel the water flowing past your finger ...pumps probably ok,try these things ,,,good luck
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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With the gauge going into the red this means engine is overheating. One thing to check if you're driving the car, is turn the heat on high if you feel warmer or hot air coming out you have water in the cooling system if you feel cold air coming out stop driving the car you probably boil the water out of the system. And when the car is cool checked the level of water in the system if it is a full you probably do not have an overheating problem. But you probably have a gauge problem. you could replace the sending unit or if the gauge go up quickly look at the fuel gauge if it also moves up. And when the engine is cold the gauge moves to the hot side. This could be a ground problem. Remove battery cables clean battery terminals and cable's and clean up attaching grounds. Also clean connection were cabled mounts to body. If grounds are not good power could be back feeding through the gauges. Hopes this helps you. CK
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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