Having problems with your 1993 Ford Escort 4 Door ?

ENG. RUNS HOT IN STOPPED TRAFFIC

\015 WHEN DRIVING IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC IN WARM WEATHER, THE ENGINE GETS VERY WARM AND I CAN SEE HEAT/SMOKE? COMING OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE. THE COOLING FAN STAYS OFF. OPEN ROAD DRIVING KEEPS ENGINE COOL. I REMOVED COOLING FAN RELAY CAP AND CLOSED BREAKER, ENGINE OFF AND THE FAN RUNS. WHAT TELLS THE FAN TO RUN (OR NOT)?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 21-05-2018

Answers :

Check your coolant temp sender, it sounds like you have a bad temp switch in front of the relay...
Theres a sensor either on the radiator or the intake manifold. it looks kind of like a spark plug with out the white part and has one or two wires going to it. go to you local auto part store and they should be able to show you diagram of where it is on the car. you might be able to take it out and clean it and then flush out the antifreeze. they usually stop working because of build up in the cooling system. if you going to do all that to it you should replace the thermostat also. do keep driving it like this because its only a matter of time before you blow a head gasket and ruin the engine.
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