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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-20-12, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a 95 Ford Taurus GL 3.0 with 93,000 miles in great shape for my son as his first car (too good a deal to pass up). The motor and tranny sound great, but the car has started to overheat. At first, I didn't notice if the electric cooling fan worked. So to begin, I've flushed the cooling system, refilled with coolant; changed the thermostat from a 197 to 160 (I live in south Florida where it's always HOT - I've done this before on other cars and never a problem), replaced a heater hose that had a small pinhole, now all hoses are good - coolant level is always fine; changed the coolant temperature sensor and radiator cap. I then started the car (cold) and turned the a/c on and the fan started working. The temp gauge stayed between N and R in NORMAL on the gauge for about 2 days and idling a long time. I thought problem was solved. A couple days later the car began overheating again. The temp gauge goes passed the L, and when I shut the car off I can hear it boiling in the coolant overflow (so the temp gauge seems to be accurate). Prior to turning the car off while the gauge was near or passed L in NORMAL, I noticed the fan was NOT clicking on. I turned on a/c and fan still did not turn on, although it did a few days prior. I bought a PowerProbe to run some sensor/relay tests but have never used it before. Any ideas out there? Did I miss something? Any help is much appreciated!! --- Gabe

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-20-12, 06:30 PM
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Re: 95 Taurus 3.0 overheat

Could be the pump has worn down.

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
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Re: 95 Taurus 3.0 overheat

CatSkinner is right. Impeller rot is a very common issue.

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