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Old 03-08-2010, 07:34 PM
nwisby nwisby is offline
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i have a 96 with a 2.3 that just started overheating today. i noticed the smell of anti-freeze and saw the temp gauge go up. i pulled over and my radiator and reservoir were both full but the coolant in the reservoir was boiling. i have never had this problem and i dont know what to do?
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: over heating problem... Please Help!

I would replace the tstat. I would only use a MOTORCRAFT. I would also replace the rad cap
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:32 PM
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: over heating problem... Please Help!

I had the same problem on my 02 2.3L. Changed the tstat but continued to overheat, checked the water pump and it was good, changed the radiator and cleared up the problem. The radiator was clogged in all but 5 flues.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:10 AM
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I had the same problem on my 02 2.3L. Changed the tstat but continued to overheat, checked the water pump and it was good, changed the radiator and cleared up the problem. The radiator was clogged in all but 5 flues.
Your 02 2.3 is a different engine (the DOHC) engine than his older 2.3
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: over heating problem... Please Help!

Change Tstat, radiator cap, check hoses and replace the antifreeze. If still not fixed move to water pump and radiator....and yes I have on 03 4.0l Ranger but the cooling system work off the same principle.
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