2008 ford focus running hot

Asked by Jun 14, 2011 at 01:54 PM about the 2008 Ford Focus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 focus that is running hot. I can drive it for about 2 miles and it red lines the tempature gauge, when i get out and look at it my resiover is full and i set there about ten minutes and i can here some clicking and it will drain the resiover and the temp will be back to normal and i drive 2 more miles and the same thing over and over any ideal what might be wrong.

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thermostat stuck closed,bad water pump.thing is you got a aluminum engine and heads and red lineing the temp guadge and onley letting it set 10 min and going again and getting it hot again,their is a very good possibility you have cracked and warped the heads.once theses engines hit 220 and it keeps getting hoter,you shut it down and dont start it until it is checked by a mechanic.I feel you let a $7.00.00 part turn into a major problem.

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I had to replace the resistor in the radiator fan because it was corroded on my 2002 Focus.

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I have a 2008 ford focus SE and I'm having the same problem. 2 miles it red lines. I cut the heat on and it cools down. If I cut the ac on it heats back up. Did you replace the thermostat or something else? I have to do something in the a.m. because i"ll be missing work if I don't. thanks!

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my sons car was overheating is a 2003 ford focus SE with 113000 miles i looked at the fluid and it was brown not green took it to advance auto parts they told me to change the fluid which i did. the fluid had rust so it needed a flush 80.00 and then i changed the thermostat. i then run the car with the heat on for 15 miles that's all she wrote the car is running perfect no heating issues. cost 120 bucks. i did all the job myself and i know jack sh!@# about cars those guys at advanced auto parts are genius. firestone was charging me $600.00 for it what a rip off

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this is a Ford Focus 2018 forum stop putting other cars here. My ford focus 2008 was heating up 4 - 3 weeks and we couldn't figure out what it is and everything was cool the engine radiator. recently I started smoking like white smoke from this steam of the radiator and the antifreeze came out because it was so hot. some ppl say to change the thermostat someone others are saying is the gas gasket. It doesn't make any sense the AC doesn't work

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