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Overheating I went right down the street and my van started overheating. I let it cool down and took it to get looked at. No problems were found and didn't overheat again. What could cause this.

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Stuck Relay for electric cooling fan. Dirty connections from Fan relay to cooling fan.

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SOURCE: my 2004 t-bird has overheating problems

i would try a new thermostat and a good rad flush, and if your running dexcool switch to a green type (prestone, motomaster)
that worked in a ford taurus for us

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Does the radiator fan come on before it overheats?
And is it boiling over, or just showing hot on the gauge ?
Is the cooling system full of coolant and no air pockets ?
How do you know the thermostat is ok ?

Posted on Jul 30, 2012

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