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Old 11-12-2003, 23:31   #1 (permalink)
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Dodgy idling and over heating

hey my ea falcon after its heating up period seems to drop its idle rate to less than usuall. also when the car is at a stop (while being driven - say at traffic lights) the temp jumps up radically and then drops back down when i keep driving. i removed the thermostat and it seems to keep at very low temps but when you turn the car off or let it idle it still jumps up noticably. a few days ago i pulled into a carpark and turned off my car to see a trickle of radiator fluid coming from the hoses that goto heater input. i fixed that and bled the engine for air bubbles but seems to still do it - any ideas?
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Old 11-13-2003, 06:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dodgy idling and over heating

The heating at stop thing sounds to me like the fan or water pump is cactus - try spinning the fan. Does it have a bit of resistence? If not you need another. If it does I'd bet money on the water pump having gone...
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