new here.. need help asap on '96 Taurus overheating..
I hope I'm on the right section to post this but since I'm new, hopefully I will be forgiven if I am not :)..My gf's car has overheated a couple times in the past couple days so we are letting it sit till the problem is solved.. about 2 mos ago was the first time it overheated and she added water and little coolant and for 2 mos nothing happend.. Just the other day her car overheated and we put coolant and lots of water and it ran fine for the rest of the day. And yesterday suddenly the car overheated 10 mins into the trip. There are no leaks or anything we can detect. I just bought a new thermostat and engine coolant temp. sensor for her car and I'm thinking that will do the trick. Could there be anything else causing the overheating or is it most likely the collant temp. sensor and thermostat? The overheating took place on my '87 caddy and the same thing happend.. I replaced both of the parts and it never happend again. I think the sensor is bad causing the fans not to come on or something. Can someone also shoot me a link to where the thermostat and collant temp sensor would be located in detail so I can change it out? Thanks alot.. Its a 1996 taurus GL with the basic 145 hp 6 in it.