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Old 06-03-2009, 17:45   #1 (permalink)
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I could use some help....1995 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 overcooling?!?

I drive a 1995 Ford ranger with the 3.0 V6. The temperature gauge usually stays right under half way. Is that the normal range? Yesterday I drove about 15 miles and I noticed while on the highway the heat gauge barely read above cold. I replaced the thermostat today and it still runs cold, though not as bad. I test drove and it hasn't gotten to the point it did yesterday but still will not get to right under the halfway mark. I was flooring it repeatedly and at wot a lot to see if i could even get it halfway. I could not. What should the temperature gauge read? I would like to note that for some reason the transmission shifted a lot smoother after I changed the thermostat. Please help, I appreciate it.
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Re: I could use some help....1995 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 overcooling?!?

It's normal for them to read cool. My '92 reads real low.
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How cool is it? like 190 degrees? or colder than that?
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Re: I could use some help....1995 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 overcooling?!?

As long as it's in the required range on the gauge I wouldn't worry. Highway driving will allow the engine to run cooler than around town. As long as you don't have a problem getting enough heat in the cab during the winter months (depending on where you live of course), I wouldn't worry.
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