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1996 Ford Taurus Question: i changed the t-stat in my ford wagon and its still overheating

 

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fernii420, 3.0L V6 DOHC, West Palm Beach, FL, September 16, 2012, 07:25
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we have bleed the system we took the t-stat out and its still overheats the fans are working i took the radiator drain plug out and it looks clean im stuck any help please

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    pushrod September 16, 2012, 08:44
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    HAVE A COMBUSTION LEAK TEST PERFORMED TO CHECK FOR HEAD GASKET/ HEAD PROBLEM. IF NEG. RESULTS, CHECK RADIATOR
    FOR RESTRICTION. AT FIRST YOU SAID CHANGED STAT. THEN STATED TOOK IT OUT. DID YOU REPLACE IT WIYH
    A NEW ONE, AS NO THERMOSTAT WILL ALSO CAUSE OVERHEATING!

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    ziptie12 September 20, 2012, 20:12
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    From a cold start , with the system full and closed , do you feel 'bubbling' in the upper rad. hose and does it build pressure in the system quickly(1-2 min.)? If yes to either , see answer # 1 !................................................ And on an un-related note...Bruce, google 'green jelly-little pig , little pig' watch the youtube video(claymation) and you MUST watch the ending! That will explain my 'tude a little more.(maybe?)

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    pushrod, September 20, 2012, 20:29
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    Hello Zip, i will do that and get back to ya!
    LOL,LOL,LOL!!! YEP,I SEE EXACTLY WHAT YOU
    MEAN.

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    ziptie12, September 21, 2012, 03:04
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    Scary aint it?

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