2001 ford focus running hot

Asked by Oct 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car keeps running hot.  I got a
new thermostat, coolant reservoir,
and a coolant flush a month ago.  But
the car keeps running hot, the
temperature gauge never goes into
the red though. But the car gets so
hot till the engine goes off.

3 Answers

165

coolant temp sensor or cooling fan switch... drive a bit and get out "keep car running" and see if your cooling fan is on... should be if warm

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30

water pump too check it

170

To check to see if the fans actually do work, start the engine, turn on the A/C. If the radiator fans come on, then they should also run when the engine gets hot, if not, narrows down the fuse/sensor. Otherwise? Mine just got the water pump replaced, was doing the same thing.

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