2001 Ford Focus

Tiny
SBARM
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  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • V12
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 120,000 MILES
Recently my thermostat housing began to leak due to a crack around the gasket. The crack was between the housing and the engine. The housing was replaced as well as the gasket, thermostat, and the thermostat gasket. For the first week the car ran fine until one day on the highway it began to overheat. After this happening on a few occasions I realized that the car only overheats when driving on the highway, or in excess of 60 mph. Also, before the parts were replaced the car was not overheating. What could be the cause?
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 4:23 PM

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Tiny
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Your water pump.
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 8:57 PM
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Before replacing the water pump, you should check a couple of things: Make sure the cooling system was "burped" correctly. Usually you can unscrew the temp sensor (you want to find the highest place on the engine) and make sure no air is trapped. Also make sure that the thermostat is not sticking. And yes, even new ones can.
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Sunday, January 11th, 2009 AT 7:18 PM

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