Question about 1988 Ford F 350
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hello Ranger Joe, eight months and two radiators is very uncommon. Question, Have you visually confirmed the leak in the radiators or is the leak near the hose connections? Replacing the radiator, cap, water pump, & the thermostat leaves only two others, the hoses and the engine block/heads. Far fitched will be something or somebody poking holes in the radiator.
Posted on Nov 07, 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
SOURCE: ford ranger truck overheating
I have had this happen with my ranger. Changed everything I could to try to fix the over heating. It turned out that I had a small leak in my head gasket and it was allowing exsaust gas to go into the cooling system witch was over pressurizing it. Also the air from the exsaust will heat up much faster than liquid making your thermostat to read hot and will not be able to blow hot air in the cab because there is no liquid going to the heater core. This happened to me when my blet came off and I tryed to make it home. If you had it over heat for a long peirod of time it may have ripped the head gasket.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
Do the radiator fans come on? Turn on the A/C which should start the fans automatically. Does that stop the overheating? Replace the temperature sensor if engine heat doesn't turn on the fans (A/C off). The water pump can be checked by removing the thermostat and lowering the water level in the radiator until the tubes are exposed at the top. With the engine cold, start it and watch for water being pumped into the radiator (it should be a fair quantity), which points to an effective water pump. Shut off the engine, replace the thermostat, and refill with coolant.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Because you have done so many repairs already I would most likely say that the gauge is defective. I would use a manual temp probe and probe the coolant temp after the car has reached operating temp. Coolant will be between 180- 230 degrees. If coolant temp checks out and you can see coolant moving in radiator and the vehicle does not overheat then you will need either a gauge or a coolant sensor. To locate the sensor it should either be mounted in the thermostat goose neck housing or the intake manifold.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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