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High mileage 1996 Ford Explorer v8 overheats at 75-80 mph

\015 Mechanic check pressure in radiator no apparent problems with radiator. No answer for overheat probem\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 27-09-2021

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If your mechanic seen no leaks from hoses or thermostat housing its sounds that either your fan clutch or your thermostat is bad. if its heats will driving streets and not highway its your fan clutch and needs to be replaced. if it overheats in streets and highway its your thermostat and needs to be replaced,you will need a thermostat and gasket with some silicone. Drain, follow the radiator hose to the housing and take 3 bolt off, clean housing well,CAREFULLY install the t-stat exactly the way is was taken out (pic), gasket,sillicone, bolt. ecc3d0c.jpg  \015\012its an easy job. Good luck!
Does the cooling fan operate properly? does the viscous fluid fan clutch lock up with a hot engine? I am a Ford dealer tech of 25 years, and the fan clutch is a common issue, also are u sure the radiator doesn't have clogged cooling tubes? these are most times very tough to diagnose, the symptoms of the above problems are a slow overheat and runs hotter than normal, of course the thermostat must checked as well, it should open at about 190 degree's Fahrenheit. the radiator and fan clutch issues are common on trucks with close to or over 100,000 miles. here is a picture of a fan clutch. Price around $200
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