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1995 Ford Ranger Question: 1995 Ford Ranger 3.0 only gets to about 155-165 degrees???

 

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Mtrfist, Rexburg, ID, May 29, 2013, 07:44
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I can't get my pickup to get to temp. I have replace thermostat, radiator cap, fan clutch ( it was stuck engaged). I have put it on a scan tool cuz it throws engine codes because it wont allow different system to operate till it's at operating temp. The codes it gives are...PO-0124 & PO-5401. Collaborative is up so I'm not sure where the one code came from. Any ideas. I haven't done a coolant flush. Thought????

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    May 29, 2013, 07:49
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    Gauge and computer agree?

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    Mtrfist, May 29, 2013, 07:52
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    They seem to, gauge seems low to me as we'll. when I bought the truck it wouldn't even get above the c on the gauge.

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    pushrod, May 29, 2013, 08:43
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    Using a 195° stat?

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    Mtrfist, May 29, 2013, 08:48
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    Yes sir.

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    pushrod, May 29, 2013, 08:54
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    Try another stat and brand like Stant or one from NAPA. I have had defective new parts before! Thermostat is the only thing that can cause this.

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    Mtrfist, May 29, 2013, 08:56
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    I'll give it a try and let you know, thanks.

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    pushrod, May 29, 2013, 08:57
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    THM 530090 is NAPA #.

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    Mtrfist, May 29, 2013, 09:03
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    I'll go snag one right now, thanks.

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    pushrod, May 29, 2013, 09:09
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    1038ST gasket as well.

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