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2003 ford explorer for overheating

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Sbick36, July 25, 2019.

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  1. Sbick36

    Sbick36 New Member

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    My 2003 ford explorer is over heating it can sit there turned on and will not over heat however if I drive it withen 5 mins it will over heat and when this happen the coolant pours out at the holding tank area , I have replaced the thermostat, did a heater core flush and radiator flush. I have had someone come look at it and there are not sure what it is
     
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  3. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Air. Burp the system.
     
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  4. Sbick36

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    What is the best way to do this. My explorer doesn't have a radiator cap everything goes though the holding tank
     
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    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Try this method...

     
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    if it keeps blowing the cap or drinks coolant you're gonna need head gaskets
     
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    Make sure lower hose is not collapsing when you are driving especially if radiator is partially clogged. Check if Clutch fan has slight resistance when spun on cold engine that's not running. I had bad luck with a brand new gates stat,had to pull it and replace with a stant 195.
     
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    Do check the bottom hose for temperature when idling after a drive. It should be warm, not hot or cold. If its hot; bad fan clutch or plugged radiator. If it's cold; bad thermostat or water pump.
     
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    What Joe said.
     

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