Engine Cooling problem
1995 Ford Mustang 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150, 00 miles
The start of my car problems started last week. The engine was clearly misfireing when started. After running rough for a few minutes it would level out and run normally. I also started to notice smoke coming from the exhaust. To begin with there was quit a lot but eventually to stopped. This went on for a few days- note that the oil and anti freeze are both fine. This morning I started it and it ran fine without any smoke. As I drove it for about 10 minutes the heat started to climb, so I turned the heater on (theory being that if you blow the heat away from the motor it will cool it off) this did help. The next time I drove it-an hour later- the heat started to climb almost immediately. I turned the heat on but it was blowing cold air, it would switch back and forth from cold air to hot. When hot air was blowing the temp would go back down? Do you have any ideas on what this might be?
Saturday, April 12th, 2008 AT 9:37 PM