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98 Mercury Villager randomly overheats. New radiator, water pump, thermostat, hoses and cap. Correct coolant level and mixture, no leaks, or head gasket issues. Two-speed fan operates correctly and AC compressor correctly charged and works until temperature gauge rises near top marker. Small clicking noises (like switches) intermittedly sound as though coming from under dash, or near firewall. Occurs whether on highway, or in town. Often self-corrects after cooling for awhile. I've owned this vehicle for more than a decade and have done all repair work myself. Just cannot resolve this issue. I haven't done a block test, but no evidence of coolant contamination in crankcase. Any experience with these issues and thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks, Rique

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  • kissrckr7898 Aug 14, 2016

    I had the same problem with my 94 , replaced hoses , radiator , fan , and thermostat and found after extensive research from my brother that the thermostat has to be in the housing turned a certain way , look up correct install of t-stat and I bet that will rectify the problem .

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