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2003 ford Escort ZX2 coolant overboils into overflow bottle temp gauge shows it is not overheating?

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2005-10-25 17:15:39
2005-10-25 17:15:39

THATS WHAT THE OVERFLOW/EXPANSION PACK IS FOR. WHEN ANTIFREEZE/COOLANT BEGIN TO BOIL IT EXPANDS AND IT NEEDS A PLACE TO GO. THERE FOR IT GOES IN TO THE OVERFLOW/EXPANSION PACK. THIS PREVENTS DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE/RADIATOR AND OVERHEATING. THERE IS ALSO THE POSIBILITY OF A MALFUNCTIONING SENDING UNIT/GAUGE.

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