Check to see if the radiator fan is running. If not, that can certainly cause overheating when the engine idles. (owner's answer) The problem with this car is that the water pump was bad. I had it replaced and the inside was totally disolved because of corrosion. When I first bought the car (in 2005) the heater wouldn't work, then I noticed that the cooling overflow tank had alot of corrosion. I took it to Jiffy Lube to have it flushed-out but they were not able to do it, they told me to take it to a mechanic. I paid a mechanic to flush out the system but the problem remained. The only thing that was gone was about 120 dollars. I then took it to a Ford dealer, they told me that the car needed a new head gasket, hoses, and other parts that would cost about 3,200 dollars to change ( I turned their offer down). Another mechanic had suggested the problem could be the thermostat, so I had him change it for 30 dollars, but the problem remained. The car would seem to run fine, but once in a while while the car was idling at a red light it would begin to overheat. But as soon as I would put it in neutral and accelerate the engine, the temperature would come down. Another mechanic suggested chaniging the radiator, but after spending another 300 dollars, the problem remained. The car would sometimes overheat when idling and the heater still wouldn't give any hot air. Now that I have changed the water pump, the car is running fine and the heater gives instant heat as soon as I turn it on.
In park or neutral, no.
Does your cooling fan work?
Its prob the radiator fan. Or you are out of coolant.
It could be a bad fan clutch. If the fan clutch goes bad it could cause it to overheat while idling, but it would cool off when driving due to the wind going over the radiator.
The radiator cooling fan is most likely not working.
You need to check the operation of the radiator fan.
Rough idling is whenever the vehicle's motor "misses" or does not fire causing an imbalance and a loss of rotation reducing the motor's power and causing excessive shaking.
Defective cooling fan or bad fan relay.
Idle control motor defective.
When the oil light comes on when a 2002 Ford Taurus is idling it means there may be a problem with the oil pressure that needs to be checked.
Check coolant level Cooling fan working? Dirt or clogged radiator? Defective radiator cap?
try checking your cooloing fan. make sure it is running There is no air getting to your radiator as you are not moving! Or there is a problem elsewhere in your cooling system!
A bad fan clutch, low on coolant, missing fan shroud, bad thermostat or a plugged up radiator.
The idle for the 97 Taurus could be too low. The transmission bands could be sticking some as well, not allowing the transmission to come out of gear during idling.
A likely cause is an internally restricted radiator.
You need to check your cooling fans and be sure that they come on at 232-235 degrees. They should shut off at 195-200 degrees.
a dirty air filter or a dirty fuel filter will cause a diesel to smoke
I have a 1998 Ford Taurus with the check engine light on, i received a diagnostic code of 7441, which they indicated i needed transmission fluid, but when i checked in park,hot and idling it indicated full..how should i address this code
BAd radiator cap, low coolant or (leaking), Bad thermostat, cooling fans not turning on.
it has a partially clogged heater core.replace the heater core
My guess would be to look at the motor mounts to see if they are loose or broken.
Cracked Fly Wheel
My 1986 Honda Accord Dx just started idling rough and dieing at turns and stops it is a carburated 2.0 witha maunal transmission
you most likely have a horrible fuel sensory causing your car to be bad at idling. also you may hvae reved your engine to hard and that is causing it to idle.
You are not giving enough information to get a reasonable answer. It's like asking why it won't start. Any, and I mean any, detail would help. Are we talking about the engine cooling system? What are the symptoms that bring you to the conclusion it is overheating? Have you checked the coolant level? What year and size engine? Does it overheat only when stressing the engine, like climbing hills? Does it overheat only in traffic and okay on the highway? Does it overheat when the car is idling? Has the head gasket ever been replaced?