Truck is overheating

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

How do you bleed the cooling system on a 2000 f150 5.4. The truck is overheating I put in a new radiator and a water pump.

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Monday, April 13th, 2009 AT 7:45 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Those system bleed pretty easy you just fill and go. Here is a video that will help you see what to do.

https://youtu.be/GSE9skKnOgY

I think you may a stuck thermostat. This guide will give you an idea on how to change it,

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-thermostat

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 AT 6:31 PM
Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford F150 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 102000 miles

My problem is that my Ford is overheating when I'm going more than 50 mph. But when my truck is idling it goes back to normal or when I turn of my truck and just let it sit for about 5 min its fine. I just replaced the thermostat and flushed out the radiator. What else could it be. Please help!

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That is usually the opposite of what happens. Have you had to add coolant? Have you checked the oil to make sure the coolant isn't making its way to it? Also, how does it run other than the overheating? Finally, how old is the lower radiator hose? I have actually seen them collapse when the engine reves. At highway speed, the engine is reving and it could happen.

Let me know.
Joe

PS: Are you sure you replaced the t-stat facing the right direction?

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The truck runs fine. I haven't had any problems with it besides the overheating. I did put the t-stat facing the right way. I haven't changed the lower hose since I got the truck, that was 3 yrs ago. The truck only had 66k. My friend told me that its the radiator, that is is clogged. Let me know if that sounds right!

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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That could be the problem. You can try to flush it yourself. If that doesn't clean it out well enough, have it rodded out. They will actually place the radiator in an acidic solution that will clean it out. There is a place near me that does all my radiator work. WHen I get it back, it is cleaned, repainted, checked for leaks, and looks and works like new. And all of this is done for around 40 dollars.

THat would be a good idea to try. If the hoses are old, it would be a good time to replace them too.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I was driving on the freeway and got stuck behind a semi. I went to pass the semi and my truck had no power, would not get over 40mph and as soon as I started going up hill my truck started to overheat. I pulled over and thought I was just overheating. I had to turn my truck back on to move off to the shoulder and my truck was fine. Still had problems with power going uphill.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
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Did the MIL indicator came up?

When was a full service last dne?

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Nothing came up and my last full service was about 5 months ago

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is this an automatic or manual transmission?

When climbing hills, what were the engine rpm?

On level roads, how fast can you go?

Was anything done prior to this occurring?

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 12:03 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RICK_15
  • 2001 FORD F-150
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I have a '01 Ford F-150 and it had been overheating so I replaced the thermostat didn't help so I replaced the radiator cause it seem to be clog, replaced it and added 50/50 coolant and burped the lines and no leaks, and has been running fine in town speeds around 55mph, had to go out town and as soon as I got on the interstate about ten minutes later it overheated, I have checked the heads and there fine and idles fine. I just don't get it!

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have coolant system pressure checked for a head gasket leak

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have had one done it came back fine

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Might be a bad radiator cap but also for d recommends turning on heater and having hot air blow from center vents and top hose should be hot to touch. I really can't think of anything else if been pressure checked and ok. Only other thing I've seen is when dex cool and regular green antifreeze was mixed cause caking around cylinder walls so it wouldn't cool. Also unless there is dome type of air flow problem at speed. I kinda doubt the last thing though the caking.

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
2000 Ford F150 4 cyl Automatic 145000 miles

I have a 2000 Ford F150 4.6l. The thing over heated and the coolant boils up, if u try to take the cap of it boils out and over. We replaced the thermostat today and well its still doing it. The coolant gauge shoots up and things get really hot. What could it be?

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 AT 5:43 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you ever had the radiator flushed? Also, check both upper and lower radiator hoses to make sure they are not sucking shut restricting the coolant.

Let me know about those things.

Joe

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