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I have a 1994 ford Taurus that has new plugs new thermastat new water pump new coil wires but car is still overheating

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    Mark Schwenk May 20, 2015

    Turning heater helps a little but not much. When I put csr in gear it it goes down. When I put heater on it's hot. My fan is coming on to. It's running hot when on move.

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    Doctor PC May 21, 2015

    On your '94 Taurus, the primary input to the computer (PCM) that determines cooling fan operation is the ECT (Engine Coolant Temperature) sensor. When the PCM gets a signal from the ECT that a certain engine temperature has been reached, the PCM then energizes the cooling fan relay which runs the fan. The cooling fan relay is an integral part of the Constant Control Relay Module - the CCRM is located under the radiator's plastic protective shield (the one that has all the stickers on it).

    You can check the ECT as follows:



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Does putting heater on hot prduce hot air.on full with fan on does it reduce temo?is ur radiator fan coming on? hard to give one dont know if its overheating in traffic or on the move?there could be air stuck in pipes slowing water flow.or a pipe/radiator blockage so coolant doesnt get to flow around engine so it gets hot.u could check radiator by touching see if hot or cold where pipes enter(prob switch off engine first) try bleeding system squeesing pipes to push air out

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    Doctor PC May 21, 2015

    Also i recommend to buy a transmission radiator to bypass the trans. cooling system to en external radiator.



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Check the radiator and all the components like the thermostat and sensors that attach to it.

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SOURCE: 1999deville overheating,i have replaced water

a few other things you can look for,#1 make sure your two fans are operating and the temperature control switch (check a manual for its location) is working, 15 dollars, it tells the p.c.m. the engine needs to get cool! the fans sometimes don't come on when we wait for them, they also have their Owen relays, most are found under the fans, make sure they are o.k, they catch a lot off the element's, hope this helps and good luck to u..

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SOURCE: overheating engine in 24 valve 96 ford taurus 6 cyl

the thermostat can be easily changed from up top, the T-stat is located at the engine end of the upper radiator hose under the flange the hose connects to. Make sure u follow manufacturer's cooling system bleeding procedures when you refill after the T-stat is changed out.

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SOURCE: Overheating '97 Ford Taurus

Make sure the thermostat is good. The water pump impeller is made of nylon or plastic on many of these engines and can brake inside the pump without giving the indication of a leak at the pump gasket or bearing. It happened to my girlfriends 97 taurus V6 DOHV. The engine was overheating and there was no heat coming from the blower when switched to hot air. This indicated that there was no coolant circulation. The mechanic replaced the bad water pump and thermostat and it has been fine since. Hope this helps. God bless

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SOURCE: how do you replace a water pump in a 1994 ford

first unhookd battery,drain coolant,take serpentine belt off,loosen 5 bolts take water pump off,install new gasket,tight five bolts put serp. belt back on,refill with coolant

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