Just replaced thermostat and radiator overflow cap
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2003 Ford Expedition Question: Temperature gauge all the way up and reduced engine power light comes on briefly
Answer #1pushrod January 14, 2014, 02:04Master
Time to take it to the shop! You have already done about all you can do.
Answer #2csubak30 January 14, 2014, 02:35Master
Radiator flow is either restricted by a blockage or the water pump has failed. Take to a shop for a diagnosis.
ReplyStone1269, January 14, 2014, 07:43Rookie
Thanx so much for the advice guys I appreciate it!! Any idea how much that will cost me im kinda on a tight budget and would that be why my heat has been acting up blowing cold air instead of hot?
Replycsubak30, January 15, 2014, 23:30Master
This info. would have helped in the diagnosis. Turn on the vechicle and run till it warms up. Then touch the inlet and outlet pipes on the heater core. They should both be warm or hot. If the outlet is a lot cooler than the inlet, your heater core is plugged or the valve has failed. These pipes will get heated up if the coolant is flowing. They won't heat if the coolant is not circulating. Best to take to shop for the flow test.
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (15188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper January 14, 2014, 09:35Master
POSS FAN CLUTCH.START CAR AND HAVE A FRIEND TURN IT OFF WHILE WATCHING FAN SPIN.FAN SHOULD STOP SPINNING IN ABOUT 3 SECONDS IF NOT IT COULD BE BAD
ReplyStone1269, January 15, 2014, 20:33Rookie
Just replaced water pump and no change so guess I just wasted sum money :(