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
OVER HEATING on 1998 Ford Mustang GT
by UNVIOUS in Round Rock, TX on July 14, 2010
ANSWER by mastertech6371 on July 14, 2010
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
I have replaced the engine, the intake manifold, the water pump, the thermostat, the radiator, and the upper radiator hose. There was a mixture of oil in the reservoir until we replaced the intake...