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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Bad thermostat

(2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty)
I have a 2003 7.3 f350 start it up drive 5 minutes down road the temp is maxed out in the red made it back home popped hood radiator fluid didn’t even seem hot I could pop cap off radiator jug with no build up but the gauge was showing super hot if I squeeze top radiator hose u can hear a little click from where the thermostat is on the water pump the weird thing was the next day went out to start truck after starting truck the temp gauge was half way to hot and the truck had not been started since the day before I’m just hoping it’s the thermostat where the thermostat is u can tell it is all rusted and looks like a very small leak what do y’all suggest?
How long have you had this problem? Just started a week ago
Tags: ford, f 350 super duty
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on February 27, 2019
Have you checked your engine coolant temperature sensor to see what it is reading? A diagnostic tool that can read what each component is showing and putting out will help greatly in determining if maybe your temperature sensor is out of range in the first place. Checking by feel and looking at gauges will not alone tell you everything you need to know.
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on February 27, 2019
Have you checked your engine coolant temperature sensor to see what it is reading? A diagnostic tool that can read what each component is showing and putting out will help greatly in determining if maybe your temperature sensor is out of range in the first place. Checking by feel and looking at gauges will not alone tell you everything you need to know.
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