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Old 07-14-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Another Issue (overheating)

I have a new radiator and it's full of coolant and my resiviour is good too. But when I sat in traffic for 10 minutes today I was at red hot and had to pull over. Any ideas? I was told sticking thermostat.
Ps. My fan doesn't always turn on either but that wouldn't cause this right??
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:00 PM   #2
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Yea like i said i would just replace the thermostat its easy and cheap. Most likely ur problem.
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Yea like i said i would just replace the thermostat its easy and cheap. Most likely ur problem.
K. Imma fill it of coolant too. Check water pump. And make sure my radiator cap is tight lol
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Any air in the hoses can cause you to run hot as well.
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Any air in the hoses can cause you to run hot as well.
How do I fix that?
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:19 PM   #6
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Re: Another Issue (overheating)

The thermostat sounds like it is sticking.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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If your fan won't turn on and the temp is high it will continue to get hotter. Only when you are driving and air is pushed through the radiator will the fan not do a whole lot to cool. So, to answer clearly, if your fan isn't turning on, it will cause it to overheat, especially in traffic. Check the fan temp switch, the fan motor and the CCRM, in that order. I'm guessing you had your a/c on as well, which SHOULD make the fan turn on too.
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Re: Another Issue (overheating)

check your relay/fuse panel
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:58 PM   #9
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If your fan won't turn on and the temp is high it will continue to get hotter. Only when you are driving and air is pushed through the radiator will the fan not do a whole lot to cool. So, to answer clearly, if your fan isn't turning on, it will cause it to overheat, especially in traffic. Check the fan temp switch, the fan motor and the CCRM, in that order. I'm guessing you had your a/c on as well, which SHOULD make the fan turn on too.
Nope no AC lol. Broken. Ok well I'm changing the thermostat first tomorrow and filling the system. If none of that making sure it isn't my water pump. Then checking the fan
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It's most likely to be the thermostat it happened to my dad changed it and worked just fine
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I'd definitely check the switch on the fan. If the fan isn't coming on, you've got big problems. Oh and make sure the engine is cool before you open the cap...I know that sounds like I'm talking down to you but you'd be surprised the number of people who open it when the engine is still hot!
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I'd definitely check the switch on the fan. If the fan isn't coming on, you've got big problems. Oh and make sure the engine is cool before you open the cap...I know that sounds like I'm talking down to you but you'd be surprised the number of people who open it when the engine is still hot!
I'm not that clueless lol. Got that. And I think I'm just gonna wire the fan to stay on instead of replacing the CCRM and everything if it comes to that.
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I'm not that clueless lol. Got that. And I think I'm just gonna wire the fan to stay on instead of replacing the CCRM and everything if it comes to that.
Sorry..but you'd be surprised at the number of people who get burned by hot coolant. I would refrain from wiring the fan to stay on. The new switch is usually not very expensive and is not then a constant draw on your electrical system.
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Sorry..but you'd be surprised at the number of people who get burned by hot coolant. I would refrain from wiring the fan to stay on. The new switch is usually not very expensive and is not then a constant draw on your electrical system.
How hard is it to replace all of it?
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How hard is it to replace all of it?
Wire it to under your dash so you can flick it on
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How hard is it to replace all of it?
Shouldn't be too hard just find the wires that go the fan and trace em back
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I had the exact same problem with my 03 v6 and everyone told me it was the thermostat. My fan would only come on if I moved it a little it would kick on. It was my fan that was causing it to overheat. It was an aftermarket fan and was to small for the car, I replaced it was a stock fan and it works perfectly.
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I just had the same problem with my stang turns out it was the fan motor just replaced it now it runs great no overheating.
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I just had the same problem with my stang turns out it was the fan motor just replaced it now it runs great no overheating.
Ya could be the fan motor..but I'm guessing it's the switch.
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