Question about 1996 Ford Contour
Bad water pump
Leak somewhere in system/hose/rad.. will cause overheat since system under pressure with antifreeze/coolant will allow boiling point of wter to go higher
Cooling fan not operating turn A/C on and both fans should run)
Clogged/dirty cooling passages in radiator
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
Check to see if electric fans turn on in front of radiator
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Ford 2000 Taurus
To solve the problem you have the things to do in this order;
) When the engine is cold top off the radiator with fluid. (When the pump was replaced the fluid should have been also)
) Make sure the radiator fluid has anti-freeze in it. This is also anti boil also !
) Add fluid to the overflow reservoir.
) Make sure the drive belt was replaced on the water pump.
) With the engine running, you can add fluid to the radiator for the first minute or so. You want to get air pockets out.
) Replace radiator cap.
) Let car warm up. When it's hot you should get the radiator fan coming on.
) When it get hotter the air-conditioning fan may come on.
) If the fan does not come on, the heat sensor is probably bad.
) If all fans come on, and it overheats, you may have a bad thermostat. Trace the upper radiator hose to where it connects to the engine. That's where it located.
Do not operate the engine when it overheats, You will damage the head gaskets and cause radiator fluid to leak into the cylinders.
If you smell radiator fluid in the exhaust fumes, it may already be leaking.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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