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1997 Ford Contour Question: car runs hot, has new radiator, lines were flushed out new thermostat



judgego, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Florence, SC, June 16, 2011, 20:54

car runs hot, has new radiator, new head gasket, new thermostat.

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    June 16, 2011, 23:04

    First of all, is the vehicle actually running hot or could you be getting a faulty reading from a temperature gauge? If it is truly running hot, inspect the cooling fan operation. This system has a two speed fan operation that should run on high when it is running at a higher temperature. A laser temperature gun is helpful in checking for even coolant flow. If all else proves to be fine, the water pump impellors may be an issue.

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