How to fix 1994 Ford Taurus when temperature gauge which climbs to hot when idling then shuts down motor tried new fan relay new thermostat new radiator otherwise works great?
Yea - but you don't say if the radiator fan is coming on, when the temp guage goes up high, and it is supposed to do so
The temperature of the water will vary on any vehicle with speed, including on the Taurus. The more an engine runs, the higher the water temperature will be in the radiator. If the radiator is overheating, then there could be a malfunction with a temperature sensor, a leaky hose, or damage to the radiator.
Follow the upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine. The upper rad hose is attached to the thermostat housing at the engine. You need to drain some coolant out of the radiator, remove upper hose from thermostat housing, remove the bolts attaching the housing to the engine, remove the housing and remove the thermostat. Take note which way the thermostat comes out, you want the spring end to go inside block.
Why does your 2001 Ford Taurus heater not get very warm after i totally flushed and filled the radiator and changed the thermostat?
Why does Overflow Reservoir on 1999 Ford Taurus keep overflowing gauge doesn't read hot changed the hoses flushed Radiator replaced Thermostat and reservoir?
It sounds like you have a blown head gasket. Combustion gases can enter the cooling system through either a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. The gases (under pressure) force coolant out of the reservoir. This also causes a void in the upper part of the cooling system , leaving no coolant at the thermostat and the coolant temperature sending unit. The result is a erroneous temperature Reading and will even prevent the thermostat…
Your radiator cap is made of metal and rubber. The metal and rubber are reacting to the rust in your radiator. Rust and oxidation in your radiator will deteriorate the cap at an accelerated rate. I suggest flushing the cooling system and replacing the coolant and cap. If it persists after that you might have a heat problem that is cooking the rubber right off the radiator cap. If this is the case you should…
Why would 2001 Ford Taurus be overheating before and after changing thermostat and adding more antifreeze?
Thermostat come in different temperature ratings - meaning the valve opens at a specific temperature. Likely your new one is a higher temp (192?), thereby keeping the coolant from getting to the heater core until that higher temperature is achieved. Not sure what the specific numbers are, but you might want to swap it again for something lower (180 degrees?).
Yes. I got a Taurus 93 and has the same. Very poor heating air inside the car in the morning. Also the temp gauge was always at the very firs line at the bottom. Solution: my mechanic changed the Thermostat. And the problem was gone ... by the coolant :-) Explanation: a bad or failed Thermostat is always in "open". So the water circulate freely and getting colder every moment when pass troght the radiator…
Answer the thermostat is located on the drivers side of the motor underneath a large wiring harness and is difficult to see. try following the top radiator hose backwards. ....not too hard to change either. DEPENDS. If it is the 24 valve OHC engine, the thermostat is on the passenger side, front, bottom of the engine. It's a little hard to get to but just two bolts.