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Old 07-12-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
nicknock
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Over heating Focus

I have 1999 Focus 1.6, Just recently it has started over heating, when
the temperature starts going up I have to Slow right down so the temp
will drop to a normal temperature. I have changed the thermastat and
the radiator and it has been ok for 2 weeks, but it has started again.
anyboby out there got any ideas to what else counld cause this
problem? :?

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Old 07-13-2005, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Over heating Focus


"nicknock" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
news:1_627580_838d559ba657ef959b7208cca1c7e41d@autoforumz.com...
> I have 1999 Focus 1.6, Just recently it has started over heating, when
> the temperature starts going up I have to Slow right down so the temp
> will drop to a normal temperature. I have changed the thermastat and
> the radiator and it has been ok for 2 weeks, but it has started again.
> anyboby out there got any ideas to what else counld cause this
> problem? :?


Strange one. Are you sure it is actually overheating?!

(engine temp relayed via ECU from CHT on this engine- no separate gauge
transmitter) CHT are known to go bad, and there is a wiring mod too. I'd be
checking this first.

Tim..


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Old 07-13-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Over heating Focus


"nicknock" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
news:1_627580_838d559ba657ef959b7208cca1c7e41d@autoforumz.com...
>I have 1999 Focus 1.6, Just recently it has started over heating, when
> the temperature starts going up I have to Slow right down so the temp
> will drop to a normal temperature. I have changed the thermastat and
> the radiator and it has been ok for 2 weeks, but it has started again.
> anyboby out there got any ideas to what else counld cause this
> problem? :?


I presume you replaced the hoses at the same time as the radiator. They can
collapse on the inside and block the flow without looking bad on the
outside.

Have you checked the level of coolant in your new radiator? Air bubbles can
cause this.

If all this is OK then hopefully it is simply a broken fan or cooling
switch. Less hopefully you have a failing head gasket.

You can test for the operation of the fan by leaving it idle on a hot day
with the engine already warm and the hood (sorry, bonnet) up and see if the
fan runs. A bad head gasket might (but only might) be signalled by coolant
in the oil or vice-versa.


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