Ford problems again

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Old 09-01-06, 09:11 PM
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Ford problems again

I changed the the radiator,put 1 gallon of 50/50 coolant in a brand new radiator and its still over heating and smoking.What could be the problem?
 
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Old 09-01-06, 09:58 PM
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Just 1 gallon? Not sure how much you need but that doesn't sound like enough.
 
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Old 09-02-06, 04:32 AM
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Make sure the radiator/system is full. Check and make sure the fan comes on and runs. If there is white exhaust smoke the likely culprit is a bad head gasket.
 
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Old 09-02-06, 09:40 AM
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Well it is like a light white smoke and when I looked under the car it was leaking green and red fluids could it be my valves not tight?..and also when the car started smoking I popped the hood and the radiator hose was disconnected from the radiator with metal part gone.
 
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Old 09-03-06, 04:56 AM
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what metal parts

By metal parts you mean hose clamps? replace them you need them that is a reason for a leak.
 
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Old 09-03-06, 05:25 AM
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White smoke out the exhaust pipe is an indicator of water/coolant leaking past the head gasket.

Smoke/steam in the engine compartment indicates a leak. As Michael said all hoses must be securely clamped in place. Don't forget to top off the radiator to replace coolant lost.

Wouldn't hurt to have a knowledgable person to look over yoiur work and double check everything for you.
 
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