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Overheating intown or towing

Will an electric cooling fan resolve my problem? The engine I have in came from a 87 bronco2 .I cleaned it had a clean radiator installed new heater core/hoses/180 thermostate,tried ice water product.and it still wants to boil over. We rebuilt overdrive trans at same time.At this time I am running without thermostate installed.Seams as same problem exsists with differant motor,and cooling system.Hot weather makes this motor run hot.Is the overdrive causeing the motor to run hotter.Maybe a larger trans cooler would be better? Can you help me with this ongoing problem? Idaho Gym

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  • idaho gym Aug 07, 2008

    Well,,,Guys and Galls,it didnt work in this situation.As it turns out the A4LD transmition is putting out an excess amount of heat.Do you know of a good tranny for sale? Best Regards Idaho gym.

  • idaho gym Sep 13, 2008

    There was a pin hole in the rad cap but it was replaced earlier. The cause was inproper seals were installed when the auto trany was rebuilt which caused the clutches to slip in the overdrive.Even at best though my rig wants to get a little warmer than I like when towing my bass boat when the weather is above 80 degrees.The fan did not help in fact it was worse.It is back to stock equipment at this time with the exception of an rad enhancer "cool"series cools like ice water. Thanks for your input,Idaho Gym.



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You might laugh, but have you put a new rad cap on? If the system is not holding enough pressure it can overheat.

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