Running hot when idle

Tiny
CHRGRFNDAN
  • FORD ESCORT

I have a '98 Ford Escort with 105,000 miles. When I'm driving everything is fine but when the weather is warm. If I'm idle for too long (stuck in traffic or catch a lot of red lights) the engine starts to run hot to the point where I'm afraid I'll overheat. Once I start driving again it cools back down. Is it the water pump, thermostat, radiator, or something else?

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Monday, June 19th, 2006 AT 12:17 PM

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Tiny
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Is the fan kicking on as usual? Normal to heat up in hot weather and heavy traffic, unless the a c is on in which case the fan should also be on.

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Monday, June 19th, 2006 AT 3:52 PM
Tiny
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It may be the fan because before the temperature starts to rise the air coming from the A/C gets noticiably warmer.

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Tuesday, June 20th, 2006 AT 7:38 AM

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