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F150

1997 Ford F-150

Engine Cooling problem
1997 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 122000 miles

The hot engine gauge on my truck rises to the red. Hot mark when I drive 45 mph and more. I have checked the reservoir and have to put water in it each day. I am not truck mechanical at all. Any suggestions?

thanks,
Ronny
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Rhill7499
April 14, 2010.



See my profile. I can give some suggestions: Make sure your belt is on your water pump (not missing)

Your fan or fan clutch is bad

Your thermostat may be bad

Your lower radiator may be " squishy" (old) and the water pump is sucking it flat, restricting radiator " cooler" water into engine.

Radiator has internal buildup. Radiator shop clean/ replace

Can't leave this one out!---Whatever you have in front of the grill---is blocking airflow.

100,000,000 insects are imbedded in the radiator fins!

Go to Advance Auto or Autozone for FREE ASSISTACE. May can direct you to a " REASONABLE and REPUTABLE" radiator/ mechanic SHOP!

Keep me informed!

Love, Turddog

Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 14, 2010.