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

86,815

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.

61,085

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

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Cooling system leak 1 answer

    Cooling system leak

    1994 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Limited SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cooling system 1 answer

    I have a 2005 Ford Explorer I know I have a leak but I'm not sure from where though. When I drive long distances my car overheats badly and when it begins to do that I turn on the heat because that...

    2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • will air inside the cooling system cause the 98 ford explorer to overheat??? 5 answers

    A fried tells me that any air in the cooling system will cause the engine to overheat, find that hard to believe. States that it is a closed system and there should be no air in the system at all.

    1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition High Pressure in the cooling system 4 answers

    I have a 1996 Explorer Eddie Bauer Edition, the one with the 1995 Mustang 302 in it (dont get me started lol). There seems to be a bit of extra pressure in the cooling system. I've bled the coolin...

    1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • type of cooling system 1 answer

    2004 Ford Explorer

    -

    General

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,360
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,730
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
414 Great Deals out of 24,740 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
845 Great Deals out of 68,679 listings starting at $864
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
772 Great Deals out of 28,452 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Acadia
579 Great Deals out of 43,576 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,690 Great Deals out of 212,354 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Edge
808 Great Deals out of 50,862 listings starting at $3,375
Used Dodge Durango
299 Great Deals out of 24,115 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,116 Great Deals out of 90,856 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Highlander
475 Great Deals out of 25,073 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
460 Great Deals out of 19,639 listings starting at $599
Used Toyota 4Runner
315 Great Deals out of 20,549 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Pathfinder
410 Great Deals out of 24,817 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Yukon
518 Great Deals out of 17,126 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 44,652 listings starting at $24,490
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
165 Great Deals out of 5,849 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
136 Great Deals out of 3,465 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
255 Great Deals out of 6,055 listings starting at $11,400
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 3,893 listings starting at $9,000