My boyfriend has a 1993 Ford Tempo that was donated to him in 2005 or 2006. It has been sitting in his drive way untouched and not taken care of for at least 3 years. We just recently started trying to fix it and make it a working car for driving. The oil was replaced and there is a new filter. There is new transmission fluid and filter. There is also a new battery and the thermostat is still good. There is a new thermostat housing sensor and we have drained the old antifreeze and coolant from the car and flushed it. The car will start but it is over heating in 20 mins top, starting from completely cool on the temp gauge. We replaced every thing but the battery, oil, transmission fluid and filter, since we found out that it was over heating. We do know that the Fan will not turn on. It will spin if you push it with your hand (so its not stuck), but it wont spin on its on. The heater works so we were told its not the water pump. The car also started dying after we flushed the coolant system and wired the fan to start when the car starts.
1. Why is it still over heating?
2. If its the fan, how can we possibly fix this?
3. Why is it now dying?
please help us fix our car!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:12 PM