If you have coolant on the top of the engine it could be a leaky thermostat housing or a leaking intake gasket.
The Taurus could overheat for several reasons. The coolant could be low, the fan might not be operating properly, or the engine could have a stuck thermostat.
A defective thermostat can cause the engine to overheat. It can also cause the engine to not reach full operating temperature if the thermostat is stuck open. It is possible this could set the check engine light.
If your doing a lot of city driving you should get it fixed... the thermostat tells the cars computer when to turn on the fan which provides more the 50% of your engine's cooling in city driving!
It could be your thermostat how is the fluid in your radiator?
what would cause a no start condition when engine spins in a 95 taurus sho 3.2l
you may have an overcooling problem. check your thermostat and temperature switch. the thermostat regulates fluid in and out of the radiator, and the switch tells the fans to come on to cool the engine.
A defective thermostat.
It could cause the check engine light to come on with a code concerning cooling system/thermostat performance.It could cause the check engine light to come on with a code concerning cooling system/thermostat performance.
The thermostat control engine temperature. If it fails the engine can run hot or cold - that would happen long before over-heating caused the engine to stall.
If the thermostat in a vehicle sticks open the engine will not reach proper operating temperature. The open thermostat will prevent the car's heater from giving much or any heat during cold winter driving and will also cause the engine to use more fuel than normal.
the most common cause would be a stuck closed thermostat.
I've actually heard a bad thermostat can cause the evaporator core to malfunction.I've also heard of some a/c compressors will shut off if the engine temp gets to high which could be a thermostat issue. No, the thermostat has no effect on the battery or on the A/C. A thermostat either works correctly or it will stick open or stick closed. Sticking open will cause the engine to never reach full operating temperature, and as such your heater will not work properly. A thermostat stuck closed will cause the engine to overheat.
engine thermostat, fan motor,or fuse.
Check the thermostat. Another reason could be the head gaskets are blown.
have you flushed your radiator or changed the thermostat it could be stuck
Yes, with out the thermostat, the coolant can circulate to fast to effectively absorb and transfer any heat. Updated answer, The thermostat is to keep the engine running at a factory set predetermined temperature, without the thermostat the engine should run cooler.
Thermostats determine when antifreeze enters the main cooling system. If the thermostat isn't working correctly, the antifreeze could enter the engine to late, (or not at all) resulting in an over heating engine. Another problem of having antifreeze enter the engine late, is that if your engine is very hot, possibly a little warmer than common, when the antifreeze enters the engine, the cold fluid could cause the engine block to cool down quickly, causing a cracked engine block.
Did you make sure that you are putting the themostat in correctly? If you put it in backwardthis can sometimes cause this problem.
If the thermostat was not installed correctly, the housing can crack but it would leak engine coolant not oil.
A faulty thermostat or possibly missing thermostat. The thermostat controls the amount of coolant flowing from the water pump through the engine and then to the radiator. If it sticks open it will not let the engine heat up to design temperatures.
the thermostat will be under the THERMOSTAT HOUSING, which is where the TOP radiator hose fits on ie(radiator to thermostat housing) this keeps the engine at an OPTIMUM temperature BUT can be A cause of OVERHEATING IF malfunctioning
The first thing that I would check is the wiring and the temp sensor @ the engine. Sorry but I do not know where the sensor is located on the engine. Usually they are not too hard to locate. i would replace temperature sender usual located near front of engine near thermostat housing