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Old 08-31-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
mjb
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'92 f150 overheat

I have a 1992 Ford F150 nite stepside, with the 302 5-litre engine. The
engine keeps wanting to over heat. Replaced water pump, upper and lower
hoses, thermostat and had the dealer mechanics check the system. They can't
figure it out. They can not find a blockage in the radiator but thats not
saying much. By now you ask what are the symptoms? Well, let me tell ya..
First time noticed the truck overheat was on a short..less then 10 miles
trip on highway and off never faster then 65 mph. When got home noticed
gage just at the high mark. Shortly after turning off truck radiator fluid
overflowed out of the resevoir. Since then I am able to keep the temp by
the 'm' on the temp gauge. Also, checked the fluid and no indication of a
blown gasket, no leaks ect... the dealer even checked the fluid for a blown
head gasket. Not sure what to do from here.



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Old 08-31-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
Sharon K.Cooke
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Re: '92 f150 overheat

mjb wrote:
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> I have a 1992 Ford F150 nite stepside, with the 302 5-litre engine. The
> engine keeps wanting to over heat. Replaced water pump, upper and lower
> hoses, thermostat and had the dealer mechanics check the system. They can't
> figure it out. They can not find a blockage in the radiator but thats not
> saying much. By now you ask what are the symptoms? Well, let me tell ya..
> First time noticed the truck overheat was on a short..less then 10 miles
> trip on highway and off never faster then 65 mph. When got home noticed
> gage just at the high mark. Shortly after turning off truck radiator fluid
> overflowed out of the resevoir. Since then I am able to keep the temp by
> the 'm' on the temp gauge. Also, checked the fluid and no indication of a
> blown gasket, no leaks ect... the dealer even checked the fluid for a blown
> head gasket. Not sure what to do from here.


Does it overheat on the highway, or just around town? If only at low speeds,
fan. All around could be condensor blockage, engine timing, incorrect coolant
mix, bad temp sensor or gauge (may be ground connection).
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
Big Al
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Re: '92 f150 overheat


"Sharon K.Cooke" <scooke@cox.net> wrote in message
news:4315C2DC.C27EECF7@cox.net...
> mjb wrote:
>>
>> I have a 1992 Ford F150 nite stepside, with the 302 5-litre engine. The
>> engine keeps wanting to over heat. Replaced water pump, upper and lower
>> hoses, thermostat and had the dealer mechanics check the system. They
>> can't
>> figure it out. They can not find a blockage in the radiator but thats
>> not
>> saying much. By now you ask what are the symptoms? Well, let me tell
>> ya..
>> First time noticed the truck overheat was on a short..less then 10 miles
>> trip on highway and off never faster then 65 mph. When got home noticed
>> gage just at the high mark. Shortly after turning off truck radiator
>> fluid
>> overflowed out of the resevoir. Since then I am able to keep the temp by
>> the 'm' on the temp gauge. Also, checked the fluid and no indication of
>> a
>> blown gasket, no leaks ect... the dealer even checked the fluid for a
>> blown
>> head gasket. Not sure what to do from here.

>
> Does it overheat on the highway, or just around town? If only at low
> speeds,
> fan. All around could be condensor blockage, engine timing, incorrect
> coolant
> mix, bad temp sensor or gauge (may be ground connection).


Please explain how a bad temp sensor or gauge causes water to come out of
the overflow? If it has a good cap and the system holds pressure it's
overheating.

Still need to know if you drive it in town will it overheat or not?

Al


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