Overheating

Tiny
MISSDAWNE
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  • 1995 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
My car has been overheating. I put in a new water pump but it still will overheat. When it starts to get hot it makes a funny noise. I go to put water in it and the place that holds the water is dry. So I will add water, the noise will stop only to find later that it is dry again and getting hot. I cant afford to keep putting coolant in it if it dissapears. What else can it be. I even tried taking the old thermostat out. Havent put a new one in yet, but plan too
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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 4:39 AM

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Tiny
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How often do you have to add it? You need to know where coolant is going? Your losing it somewhere. If not under hood/under car the it probably is going out exhaust pipe? Does your exhaust seem to white cloudy/steamy and excessive?
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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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No nothing seems to be wrong with my exhaust. I have to add water more than I should be I know that. At least twice a day if not more
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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 6:18 AM
Tiny
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This should be an obvious leak or steam under hood. If you park car and go in and come out is there a puddle under front? Are you putting 'anti freeze' in it? Puddle should look green if that's the color of your freeze.
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Saturday, March 5th, 2011 AT 6:47 AM
Tiny
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Make sure your electric Engine cooling Fan working? If not; check for a bad fuse located in the engine compartment(Drivers side); not the fuse box located under dash. This is very common in this particular car (especially the V8 fully loaded). If the fuse is O.K;check to see if your fan is seized up.
Also; check to see if water is flowing freely through your heater core. These two problems are often overlooked.
Note: Do not assume the fan is broke when first starting the vehicle. Do not try spinning the fan by hand while the engine is running. The fan may not operate until the car is running at normal Temp. It may come on unexpectantly, and quickly! Remember; you will need your fingers to make repairs!
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Sunday, March 27th, 2011 AT 3:55 AM

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