Engine coolant over temperature - overheating

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CHUCK.RICH
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  • 2014 FORD FUSION
  • 1.5L
  • 4 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 44,000 MILES
I am having a problem with my car. One time it overheated on me, I was able to get it home. The next day I get into my car did not even fully turn it on and it is saying "engine coolant over temp"? So I dd not think too much of it I just let it sit for a week or two and I am still getting the same message. Any suggestions? Taking it to the dealerships out of the picture.
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Sunday, June 12th, 2016 AT 6:55 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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It sounds like you have a coolant leak which will cause both issues here is a guide to help you see how to find the leak.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-is-leaking-coolant

If everything looks okay I would try replacing the engine coolant sensor here is a guide to help you see what you are inf or when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/coolant-temperature-sensor-cts-replacement

Here is the location for your car. Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.

Cheers
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Sunday, June 12th, 2016 AT 8:01 PM
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RENEE
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Hi Chuck,

Here is a link to article from this site regarding over heating issues. This is a step by step guide on how to troubleshoot and repair an automotive engine overheating or running hot problems. Though appearance may vary the process is similar for most vehicles.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

I you need any further advise please come back to 2CarPros as we are always happy to help and thank you for visiting 2CarPros.

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Monday, June 13th, 2016 AT 4:13 PM
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MASHTALOV1
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My Fusion was doing the same temp Gage was fine and a second later went into overheat, Mine did this 4 times in 3 days. It's at the dealership now to be repaired. They said there was a recall on the engine cooling fans and fuses. My fusion only had 12,322 miles on it.
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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 AT 12:51 PM
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KEN
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Hey,

Great addition to this thread! Please feel free to help out on the site whenever it can add information that will help.

Best, Ken
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:36 AM
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MGARCIA07
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  • 2007 FORD FUSION
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 126,000 MILES
My fusion first overheated from low amounts of coolant after it was drained from the radiator so I had added more coolant and bleed the system still overheated after that and got a P1285 code for cylinder head over temperature sensed and so the thermostat, radiator, water pump, and coolant temperature sensor have been replaced. Car does not overheat when idling only when driven and when driven it moves from normal temperature and takes a straight shot to H. The gauge does the start to overheat slowly it is a straight shot to H
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Have the coolant system pressure checked for an internal leak like ahead or intake gasket.
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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MGARCIA07
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Hey Hmac300,
The system has been pressure check for leaks and nothing
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Then have it checked to see that it is actually overheating by putting a temp guage on the return hose as it may be an electrical problem with a sender or gauge. It may not be doing what iti says.
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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JDEMER21
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  • 2006 FORD FUSION
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Ford fusion sel v6 started making a rattling noise while accelerating so pulled over and shut off the car then restarted and noticed the temp gauge went all the way up when it wasn't before I'm thinking water pump but not sure.
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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SEANGRANT00
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If the car was overheating, could be low on oil or coolant. If it was the water pump, typically you will be able to see a constant drip or stream of water coming from the front of the engine. You will need to check the coolant level after it is cooled off to make sure it is full. Also check your oil level. I would not try to drive the car until you at least do these two things or you could risk ruining your engine and have to replace it. When the car is overheating do not drive it! Let me know what you find out.
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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JDEMER21
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Alright ill check them and let you know
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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JDEMER21
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Ok I found out that my water pump seized up and the belt broke off since its ran off a separate belt than my serpentine belt is it hard to replace and is there any issues that could have cause when it seized up
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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 AT 11:37 AM (Merged)
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SEANGRANT00
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Yes there could be internal engine issues. Did the engine quit running by itself or did you turn it off?
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