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Water pumps can stall out, but do you have air trapped in system.
Had you recently had the system "open" to replace hose, thermostat, temp sensor. Some Ford and GM have a bleeder screw on a high point in cooling system to bleed out trapped air.
Check your trans fluid color. Since the trans cooler is built into radiator (automatics)
IF the engine is overheating the trans CAN overheat
IF the trans is overheating the engine CAN overheat
They share the same cooling source and trans fluid gets hotter than oil, but yet it has a wimpy cooler built into radiator. Maybe add trans oil cooler to system.
Also outside temp affects the cool down rate of the radiator, ie...hot air trying to cool down hot radiator/engine is less effecting than cool air cooling hot radiator/engine
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
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