MY 1997 TBIRD V8 4.6 IS WAS OVERHEATING THE SECOND I SLOWED DOWN BECAUSE THE FANS WERENT WORKING ,NOW ITS STAYING COOL IN TOWN STOP AND GO BUT THE SECOND I GET ON HYW ABOVE 40MPH THE TEMP RAISES AS QUICK AS MY SPEED DOES BY THE TIME I HIT 55-60 THE TEMP IS TO THE TOP LINE RITE BEFORE THE RED . THE SECOND I SLOW DOWN MY TEMP IMMEDIATELY DROPS AS WELL TO RUNNING TEMP. HELP !!

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Asked by Nov 08, 2014 at 07:06 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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May be stuck thermostat,or bad water pump.

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check and see if it has two cooling fans if not its probably temperature switch and if you have to fans it needs more air flow at a slower speed or sitting still

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Y would it nd more airflow at lower speed if its only getting hot at higher speeds

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Sounds almost like a water pump slipping. Maybe the impeller has come loose and is slipping. I don't think a thermostat would cause what you are having.

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