Engine Cooling?

  • 2017 FORD F-150
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • 95,000 MILES
I got the water pump replaced (5/19) in my truck after it went out last week at a local shop, and after driving it over the weekend and on Monday (5/22), one of the seals on the new hoses started to leak. I got it to the shop this morning and they fixed the issue no problem, but what I noticed while driving it over the weekend before getting the leak fixed and after picking it up during my lunch break today was that the radiator fans (or what I believe to be the radiator fans) are running full blast a lot more than usual. I thought after getting everything fixed that the fans would stop working as hard to keep the engine cool, but they continued. After picking it up today the engine temperature gauge is staying steady, other than when I took it on the Highway it jumped up a little, but the mechanic told me when I picked up my truck that it might do that due to some air in the hoses. I’m not sure if there’s an issue with the radiator, although I feel like that shouldn’t be the case since, I had no issues with it before the water pump started going out, or if some kind of sensor is messed up somewhere. I plan on calling the mechanic tomorrow and explaining everything to him but wanted to get a second opinion. Hope all this makes sense!

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023 AT 8:35 PM

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At this point, I wouldn't be too concerned. Chances are there is air still in the system, but if that continues, it could be something other.

When you were on the highway, how high did the gauge reach? Also, if you are using the AC or defroster, the cooling fan will run. I don't know if you knew that. It could be something you are just now noticing because of the recent repair.

Let me know what they find. Also, if you have additional questions, let me know.

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2023 AT 8:33 PM

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