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1998 Ford Mustang GT Question: OVER HEATING

 

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UNVIOUS, Round Rock, TX, July 14, 2010, 07:24
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IN TRAFFIC MY CAR OVERHEATS. I TURN THE A/C OFF AND HEAT ON TO MAKE TEMP COME BACK DOWN. DOES NOT OVER HEAT AT IDLE. COOLANT SEEMS TO BE COMING OUT OF THE RADIATOR CAP AS SOON AS I START THE CAR. THE COOLANT FAN IS TURNING ON, SO IM THINKING THE THERMOSTAT IS STICKING....HELP

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    mastertech6371 July 14, 2010, 07:32
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    first of all. stop driving the car till you get it fixed. the fact that you have overheated numerous times may have compouded the problem. you need to have a dye put in system to check the leak. then a hydrocarbon test for internal engine damage. after these tests are done, then we can discuss a course of action for a proper repair.

    Roy

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