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Over heating 2000 Ford Contour. I have changed the thermostat and the water pump? What else can i check? and is there a engine bleeder valve? and where is it located on this car.

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Some times the termostate dont work rigth try without it if it doesn't work flos out the radiator

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I doubt its the water pump if it only overheats on the highway. City driving is the most heat producing in most cars. I would look for an airflow problem to the radiator. Do you have anything mounted on the front of the car that could disturb airflow such as an air-dam, bug shield or "bra" that isn't original equipment? Have you checked the fan mounted to the radiator to make sure it's working and spinning the right way towards the rear of the engine bay

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You need to make sure there is no air trapped in the system. I assume you flushed the radiator when you changed the thermostat. I also assume you installed fresh coolant mixed 50/50 antifreeze and distilled water. I also assume you installed the thermostat correctly with the spring facing the engine. Look on the upper part of the cooling system and the engine for bleeder valves (If Equipped). Now remove the radiator cap from a cold engine and make sure the radiator is totally full. Set the heater temperature control to HOT. Start the engine and look for escaping air bubbles from the radiator. Keep the coolant level full at all times. It will take awhile for the thermostat to fully open so be patient. Once you see no more escaping air bubbles install the cap. Wait about 2 minutes with the engine running and use the bleeder valves to remove any more trapped air from the system. Post back if this did not help.

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According to my data base it has one, but it doesn't give the location. The ones I've seen are located on the thermostat housing or on the engine close to it and they look like a brake bleeder valve.

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