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My Latest Thrill-Overheating

DougO83

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Ok...today my Explorer (1991 4.0) just decided to start overheating. I was driving through town (45-ish m.p.h.) and the CE light came on and I got a rattle out of the engine. Parked it and could smell burning/hot coolant.

Popped the hood to let it cool and noticed that the coolant is boiling over out of the overflow reservoir. Cooled down and it worked out fine til I got home.

I replaced the radiator over a month ago because it cratered and everything was working fine.

What the heck just happened?

Thanks Y'all!
Doug
 
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Ageman

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Your thermostat probably went out.
 
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DougO83

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Your thermostat probably went out.

I sure hope so...I keep reading that this may mean bad heads or gaskets and that is not exactly something I am willing/able to undertake right now.

Doug
 
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I sure hope so...I keep reading that this may mean bad heads or gaskets and that is not exactly something I am willing/able to undertake right now.

Doug

You can run without one on. If you buy one next time get the fail safe one.
 
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DougO83

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You can run without one on. If you buy one next time get the fail safe one.

Thermostat is only 6 bucks, I will pick one up tonight. Hopefully that will. alleviate any more issues...
 
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