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Engine overheats when Idling

efBrianM

Elite Explorer
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95 Ex Exp, 01 Ex Sport
Have you replaced the upper and lower rad hose. Sometimes they collapse. Check to see if they are soft.

I have not seen any hoses collapsing. Since the hoses were 20 years old and 188,000 miles on them, I went ahead and replaced them.
 




efBrianM

Elite Explorer
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City, State
Spring Hill, Ks
Year, Model & Trim Level
95 Ex Exp, 01 Ex Sport
@efBrianM

Let's keep this simple :)

Re-Scanning this 3 Page thread, what stands out to me is that you've written that your Ex does not and has not:

* Boiled Over

* Entered into the Red Zone of the Factory Instrument Cluster Temp Gauge


BUT despite those two points, you feel that the engine is running hot.

OK - so lets try the following - getting some empirical data = actual temp numbers.

Let your EX warm up and get to the point where you feel the temp is too high.

At that point, plug your scanner/Forscan into the OBD2 Port, toggle to the Current Water / Coolant Temperature, and get back to us with what that temp is.

Hope that helps - :)

Forscan dongle is on its way.
 




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