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

118,725

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.

80,415

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

Your Answer:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,740
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,130
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
424 Great Deals out of 22,312 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,091 Great Deals out of 74,795 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,355 Great Deals out of 199,739 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
666 Great Deals out of 38,499 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Edge
842 Great Deals out of 57,849 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Acadia
463 Great Deals out of 31,201 listings starting at $3,800
Used Dodge Durango
345 Great Deals out of 24,042 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Highlander
393 Great Deals out of 51,308 listings starting at $1,664
Used Ford Escape
1,251 Great Deals out of 111,104 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Pilot
335 Great Deals out of 46,940 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota 4Runner
251 Great Deals out of 33,888 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
306 Great Deals out of 23,271 listings starting at $1,788
Used GMC Yukon
318 Great Deals out of 22,592 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 41,843 listings starting at $22,572
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 6,074 listings starting at $17,900
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
160 Great Deals out of 4,579 listings starting at $14,995
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
279 Great Deals out of 6,915 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 2,717 listings starting at $8,975

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.