2000 FORD TAURUS OVERHEATIN

  • Tiny
  • whateverman
  • 2000 Ford Taurus
  • 150,000 miles

Car overheats in the last year it has new water pump heater hose therostat radiator I have fans on a toggle switch they work no heat at idle and over heats turn fans on seams to do nothin or make it hotter and if I run the a/c it overheats but not if on the highway I am runnin straight water till I figure out the problem

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 3:27 PM

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Nobody? Anybody!

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 8:47 PM
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  • CJ MEDEVAC
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THERE COULD BE OTHER POSSIBLE ISSUES....LIKE A STOPPED UP RADIATOR....DEFECTIVE THERMOSTAT...ETC.................THINGS CAN GO BAD IN ONE DAY, THERE'S LOTS OF ROOM IN A YEAR'S TIME

LETS LOOK AT THIS POSSIBILITY....SEE MY LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1992-ford-taurus-cooling-fan-doesn-t-kick-on-car-starting-over-heat-ve-checked

RECKON ONE OF THE PICs IN THE LINK MIGHT BE YOUR ISSUE?

RETURN TO THIS POST TELL US WHAT YOU FIND

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 9:17 PM
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Its a 3.0 single cam I just replace the fans and radiator water pump and thermostat about a year ago along with the heater hose I know the fans work it over heats when stuck in traffic or at a drive thru or when the a/c is used. Im down to the radiator cap or air in the system I was told tonite that if the cap dont seal right the coolant will not flow correctly. I believe the cap is a good place to start because I have no heat at a idle either. But thank you and please respond if that sound right or if you have any other ideas what it might be. Ty again!

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 11:29 PM
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When it overheats the coolant comes out the radiator cap

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 AT 11:32 PM
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ANY WATER IN THE OIL----OROIL IN THE WATER?

A NEW CAP AIN'T GONNA BREAK YOU. GO FOR IT!

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 AT 7:18 PM
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No water in oil or oil in water and a $5 cap solved my problem. Many hours lots nof frustration and hundreds of dollars and a $5 cap solved my problem. Guess taurus is know for that. Cap leaks pressure and the water wont flow properly. Well I have ran the air since I changed the cap without overheating but I have not checked the heater as it was 92 degrees here today!

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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 AT 7:34 PM
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GLAD YOU GOTTER FIXED!

SORRY I WASN'T MUCH HELP

COME BACK TO SEE US SOMETIME. LIKE WITH YOUR BROTHER-IN-LAWS BROKE DOWN RIG. LOL!

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 6:09 PM
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Spoke to soon unless the cheap $5 cap seal screwed up after 1 day. Everything worked good for 1 day now im back to overheating and runnin the fans seam to make it worse im so stumped all I can think is replace the waterpump again but I dont know if it was a old car it would be simple I mean there is no leak anywhere no oil water mixed anywherefans work when its cool I can blow air by mouth through the system so no plug except maybe heater core straight water maybe? Once it starts gettin hot there is no cooling it down I just want a stick of tnt and a new car lol

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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 9:44 PM
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REMOVE THE THERMOSTATAS A TEST---LEAVE IT OUT

SEE IF IT OVERHEATS

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Friday, July 5th, 2013 AT 9:20 AM

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