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If you have a 1997 Ford Thunderbird 4.6 V8 that has been overheating could the problem be in the engine fan or the relay switch?


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2015-07-15 19:06:05
2015-07-15 19:06:05

yes...fisrst you need to check if the temp sensor is working. If this has an electric fan, check the relay and the fan motors.


when my 97 4.6 v8 was overheating, it was leaking coolant from the head gaskets.


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