radiator temperature

Asked by Oct 07, 2014 at 11:19 AM about the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hi everyone, my temperature gauge will jump after a short ride and especially when we drive uphill. my reservoir is full. any help is appreciated

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you either have a clogged rad or your water pump has gone bad. best have it checked out asap as a over heating issue could cause warped heads. have the rad flushed it might fix the issue if not your probly in for a water pump

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