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My 92 escort over heats,fans work in both speeds ,new r adator,recent head replacent. still boils in overflow bottle

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  • littlebit59 Jul 27, 2008

    92 ford escort overheats ,new radiator ,new head installation,heater core bypassed,thermostat removed ,though the results were the same with thermostat installed .still boiles over in overflow bottle

  • littlebit59 Jul 27, 2008

    is there a problem with water pumps on 92 ford escorts related to speeds of pump rotation

  • littlebit59 Jul 27, 2008

    perhaps you did not read the entire posting
    "thermostat was removed results the same [with
    or with out thermostat )

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Something o9r rust particles are proberally fouling up the radiator, you can try flusing it out by opening the drain bolt and letting it all run out , or you may need to flush it by opening the drain bolt and pumping water down the ratictor with a hose. If by chance the water aint flowing all the way throught you will need to take it to a radiator repair shop and have it flushed and cleaned. If water is coming out the overflow and it boils it means the radiator is clogged, have it flushed and cleaned.

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  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 27, 2008

    You can run the car with the ac on, this will help prevent the overheating but only temproary, but it should be long enough to get you to a repair shop.

  • Rishi Roshan Ali Jul 27, 2008

    The flush bolt is located below the radiator

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Hi,

It would seem that you have tried most of the known possible causes of overheating.

I have to ask, how is the water pump? Have you tried running the engine with the radiator cap off to visually confirm the flow of coolant inside the radiator?

Incidentally, some radiator fans work only if and when the A/C compressor is running.

Remotely, off cam timing can cause the engine to overheat.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Check for stuck or defective thermostat.

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    Georgia B Jul 27, 2008

    Yep, you're right! I missed that. Sorry.

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Check coolant level. If you've serviced the coolant regularly and coolant is an off-color or is contaminated, then run a compression test. If the level is low, it could be an internal engine leak or external leak. If coolant checks-out, then try replacing the thermostat. Sometimes the gauges will read incorrectly and so that's another possibility. Hope that helps...........

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Have you had your heater core checked?

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