1993 Ford F-150 engiine runs hot

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
I relpace thermastat, radiator, runs hot, then goes back to half way, then runs hot again, thanks
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Thursday, April 9th, 2009 AT 9:29 PM

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Tiny
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When the gauge goes full hot does th eengine actually overheat? It should push coolant out or make a deep popping sound when overheating. If not it may be a bad gauge/sender or connection in between. May want to try a manual temp gauge also to monitor it before attempting to diagnose an electrical or overheating issue
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for answer, when trucks gauge gets hot, the engine is not really hot, water sending unit was replaced, engine is hot, but not real hot like gauge says. Don"t know if gauge is bad or not, thanks
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 11:27 PM
Tiny
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Try an aftermarket to be sure of where it is really running
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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Jack thanks, could a clog catalactic converter cause a engine or gauge to run hot? Thanks, ps I "ll try to send you or who ever a donation, thanks
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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It could, but it would most likely just go hot and stay that way until the engine cooled down, not go back and forth like you described
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 7:45 AM
Tiny
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Jack, thanks, I"ll try new gauge, get backto later, could there be a flowing problem somewhere else, or could thermastat still be causing problems, thanks
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Monday, April 13th, 2009 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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Flow problems usually cool off when you start driving them, but get hot at idle, they rarely spike up and down. You could try another t-stat, I have gotten bad ones before, but not too often
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 AT 7:43 AM
Tiny
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Jack hi, This is Paul, Hay change top @ bottom hoses, both were colulapsing when engine runs hirer, so I change them, did not help, so after changing them @ driving it did the same, got home check under hood, top hose hot, check bottom it was cool after driving for awhile, It "s got me, Hay thanks//////////////
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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Have you tried a manual gauge to see what the temp actually is? Also have it chemical tested for a blown head gasket
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 12:18 PM
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Hello jack, I hope I got your name correct, used a manual guage, still runs hot, so I think a worn out water pump, or a blown head gasket, bought a chemical kit for checking head gaskets, haven"t check yet, I think water pump is bad, yet you know, thanks
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Monday, April 20th, 2009 AT 9:12 PM
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Hello, We tried mechanical gauge, cylinder leakage test, no leaks, but found a big air pocket @ after that it seems fine. Thanks
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Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 AT 10:07 PM

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