cooling system

Asked by Feb 14, 2016 at 10:53 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Pulled into house today
Left car running idle with a/c on (1/2 speed)
Within 15-20 min car was overheating

a: no visable leaks ANYWHERE
b: no loose hoses or connections
c: thermostat is 3 weeks old
d: a week ago car overheated due to small radiator
house coming loose. Car lost alot of fluid and I
replaced with water
e:after car cooled down, and I verified radiator was
full.. I drove it in town for a bit and it never
overheated

2 Answers

109,545

Could be: a restricted radiator, cooling fan not kicking in as it should, A/C cooling fans inoperative if equipped, new thermostat defective, cooling system hoses collapsing during high heat operations.

75,525

Sounds like a radiator cooling fan problem. HTH. -Jim

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