Hey all, I'd really appreciate some input on a continuing overheating issue on a '96 Duratec. My problem exactly mirrors this one: https://www.taurusclub.com/forum/82-m...ing-issue.html
The car isn't normally driven by me, but the water pump impeller shattered and the car got up to the H then was shut down. I removed the pump and found the impeller shattered. I have since replace these parts listed below (I always use OEM
on my stuff but this car's owner is on a tighter budget):
Autozone Duralast waterpump
Oreilly Murray 192 degree thermostat
Ford coolant bottle cap
Extended Life Antifreeze
The car was running perfect before the water pump failed now with that part replaced it's still overheating. Here are a few high points that I hope will aid some of you to help me come up with a recipe to sort this out. I'm monitoring the coolant temp via a scan gauge 2 rather than just the panel gauge.
*Purged cooling system with car running, heat full blast, squeezing hoses
*Heat blows VERY warm solid
*Engine runs at 225 degrees while driving without heat running
*Engine idles at 200 degrees with heat on blower motor high
*Squeezing hoses sloshes coolant in the bottle
*Both fan speeds engage and disengage at certain temp increments
*Running heat on full blast seems to cool the engine better than with it off or temp control on cool
Thank you guy's so much for the help in advance and I would really appreciate some input in helping me get this car running cool again.
Maybe this is one of those systems that must be filled via a vacuum and have the coolant sucked in.