I have a 1984 Elan w/302. The over flow for the coolant stays at the full hot mark. even if it is cold. The radiator when opened shows low coolant. It does not overheat. What's going on.

15

Asked by Apr 05, 2012 at 07:36 AM about the 1984 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

112,255

Bad radiator cap or bad return hose from radiator to overflow. If both are old I would replace. This should make it work properly.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
112,255

I would also do a vacuum test on cooling system. Any small leak could also cause this to happen. It is easier for system to pull air in thru a leak than pull fluid back from over flow. Hope this helps

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
15

Thank you for the infoand response dandyoun. I will try your suggestions.

112,255

If that doesn't help check your thermostat . If it not fully opening properly it could cause the same issue. Sorry I did not think of this the other day. Good luck

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,080 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $5,995.

ZIP:

Search Ford Thunderbird Questions

Ford Thunderbird Experts

#1 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,600
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,530
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
706 Great Deals out of 44,428 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
222 Great Deals out of 22,144 listings starting at $3,750
Used Chevrolet Camaro
355 Great Deals out of 31,258 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-150
2,115 Great Deals out of 192,318 listings starting at $290
Used Dodge Challenger
254 Great Deals out of 22,391 listings starting at $7,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
557 Great Deals out of 35,581 listings starting at $899
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
44 Great Deals out of 2,708 listings starting at $2,995
Used Mercury Cougar
219 listings
Used Pontiac Firebird
14 Great Deals out of 756 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
72 listings starting at $9,995
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
130 listings starting at $5,995
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 153 listings starting at $8,999
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $6,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.