OVERHEATING

  • Tiny
  • allisterfiend2
  • Mercury Tracer

I have a 1993 Mercury Tracer and the temp gage
keeps reaching hot. I have replaced the radiator and
I make sure that it has water and coolant. And I don't know what else could be causing it. I also don't
have the cap for the coolant recovery tank. Could that be the problem? And I have looked everywhere
for the recovery cap. And I have not been able to locate one. Please help!1

Thursday, July 12th, 2007 AT 1:04 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • slammer
  • Member

Are you sure that the (electric) radiator fan is turning on when it is hot? You can try and turn your a/c on max, turn temp to max cold. When the engine is warm and running this should engage the electric fan. If not you may have a bad fuse/relay, temp. Switch, or even a bad fan. You have to eliminate 1 and go to the next. If the fan is working it could be the water pump too? Hard to tell with out being there in person. : Oops:

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Thursday, December 20th, 2007 AT 8:01 PM

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