engine overheats on 1994 Mercury Capri

Hi I have a 94 Capri that has had an overheating problem since I bought the car. It has the radiator new hoses, new water pump, replaced. Drive it for 20-30-even 40 minutes with out stopping and it is fine. Stop once for 4-5 minutes restart the car and it is hot(no fans have come on at all)it will continue to run hot until I turn on the heat to the hotest , highest setting and let it run. That is not very practical at 95 degrees. Do the fans have a relay or switch, sensor, somewhere that I need to check. There is a fan outside the radiator, and one inside. Not sure if one was added trying to cool things down. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve

by in Willow Springs, MO on July 29, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on July 29, 2010
Yes there is a temp. sensor that tells the fans when to come on and there are relays & fuses all would have to be checked to narrow the problem down.
ANSWER by on September 21, 2010
capris are notorious for running hot especially turbos. most of us run the car with the fan on constantly. this can be done by slipping off the connector which sits on or near the thermostat. i also put a bigger radiator in mine. also you could invest in some ultracool. but the first solution should work for you. be careful not to get close to the fan when you disconnect the switch though. the fan will run constantly. i got my radiator from radiatiorbarn.com. it is a two row one instead of a one row. easy to install. forgot, wires to my switch were broken when i first got mine so the fan wouldnt work either. check that too. also, join capri group on yahoo. lots of info there
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