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01-03-05, 03:25 AM   #1  
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over heating

i have a 1996 ford escort, it is over heating while being driven, and when i stop it cools down? i replaced the thermostat and the radiator fan is working , i was told it might need a new radiator ,i have flushed the cooling system, does anyone have an idea what might cause this???

 
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01-03-05, 08:24 PM   #2  
Replace the Radiator.

 
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01-04-05, 03:24 AM   #3  
Posted By: hogfan Replace the Radiator.
I'll second that one......

 
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01-04-05, 04:41 AM   #4  
same here new rad or rebuilt

 
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01-04-05, 11:56 AM   #5  
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great idea,and not to hard on my billfold either
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01-04-05, 07:39 PM   #6  
Don't buy a radiator quite yet.

Check the radiator hose that returns coolant back to the engine first. (probably the lower hose, not the hose that connects to the thermostat) The return hose usually has a spring inside. Squeeze the hose to see if you feel the spring. If there is no spring and the hose is pretty soft it can collapse when driving and block the coolant flow. The suction from the water pump can make it collapse but it will open up when the engine is idling or running slow.

Unless the radiator appears clogged when you look inside or the fins are smashed or plugged up, you might want to ask a good radiator shop about having it flow tested before you buy a new one.

 
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01-04-05, 07:52 PM   #7  
Factory Hose

Most factory Hoses don't have springs. But check the hose like car nut said. Have replaced several radiators. NO FLOW!

 
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01-29-05, 06:57 AM   #8  
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replaced the radiator and still have same problem,i purchased a hose when i bought the rad......but took it back account of it was hard to get too.....duh! ill try it thanks, hebie

 
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01-29-05, 08:40 PM   #9  
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Adding my 2 cents....do you lose any coolant when you're driving or at anytime? High pressure hose really "hard"? Hope your head gasket isn't going. Mine did and I had fun driving it to the ground until it blew out beautiful smelly smoke! :-)

 
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04-08-05, 10:01 AM   #10  
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Well I Got Around To The Bottom Hose...what A Job But That Was The Problem ...thanks To All Who Responded

 
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