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2002 focus overheats very quickly (within 2 blocks). changed fan motor relay, thermostat, flushed coolling system and this still happens, although now a little longer till it overheats (6 blocks).. Ran comression test and all seems well. Any ideas?

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Sounds to me like the impeller in the water pump is corroded bad enough that you now have no volume of water flow.If a pressure test on the cooling system shows no leaks and the rad fan does in fact run then this is the most likely solution,if the fan does not run you may need a temperature switch or a fan motor.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010

  • ostfamily Sep 16, 2010

    My mechanic said the water pump was fine and now he is going to drain teh main block...should I have him recheck the water pump?

  • danny herget
    danny herget Sep 18, 2010

    I would still suspect the water pump,if you did a full flush of the rad and the block then that is the only thing left.

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