I need some help with my Ford Edge. This happened now already 3 times to me and I try to figure out the problem. First time the engine was overheating without I noticed until smoke came out my front and when I stopped the cooling water tank was boiling and spilling tons of water out. I thought I might have not checked the water for a while and I just waited until the engine cooled down and filled the water up again.
After this I drove like 3 days without any problems. Suddenly again the engine got hot (this time I noticed the temperature gadget because the AC stopped working and I wondered. I stopped the car and once again the spare water tank was bubbling and boiling. I cooled the car, filled it up and thought that there was maybe some air in the lines from the first time and I did something wrong.
Once again I drove like 2 days around (how ever always only city and very short 3-5 mile rides) and the same thing again. The car overheated again.
The interesting thing about this for me is that this DONT HAPPEN AT ALL when the car is parked the entire night and I drive in the morning. In this case the engine warms up and remain in the middle optimal temperature for hours. Nothing happen, no overheating. BUT when I use the car, the engine is warm (normal condition) and I park for example to go to the supermarket to come back 30 minutes later the engine is of course still warm. In this case (and only in this case) the engine is overheating within minutes.
I am not at all a mechanic but for me this looks like something is wrong with any temperature control or reading which might cause the pump not working, or vent not starting etc. As I said if the car engine is complete cooled down I can start the engine and drive for 2 hours without a problem.
Thanks for any tip I can get,
have the same problem?
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 AT 6:21 AM