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Old 06-19-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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Re: 1995 Ford Taurus Overheats

mac wrote:
> My neices 1995 Taurus GL 3.8, V6 overheats. The cooling fan will not
> come on, even with the A/C on. The engine service light does not come.
> However, I noticed that if I disconnect the Coolant Temperature Sensor,
> the fan comes on and it stops overheating and of course the engine
> service light comes on. I checked the sensor with an ohmeter as the
> engine warms up and it decreased fm about 27Kohm to about 5kohm 0r less
> before I disconnected it, which seems like it's at least working,
> although I don't know exactly how low the resistance should be for it to
> cause
> the fan to come on. Also' I cannot find an electrical diagram of this
> particular cars circuit. If anyone out there Knows what the resistace
> should be to cause the fan to come on or other info to help I would
> surely appreciate it. Mac




The trouble turned out to be a bad COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR!
Thanks to all for the help.
Mac
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