Is my 2001 Ford Taurus thermostat stuck open?

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Asked by Aug 05, 2012 at 05:24 PM about the 2001 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2001 Ford Taurus engine seems like its running hot. My temperature gauge doesn't show any overheating and it only shows a little lower than half way and the coolant overflow tank looks like the coolant is always full and coolant hasn't moved. There are no leaks and it summer time so its hard to use the hot air thru the vents test as its hot outside. Oil level is normal and looks normal as well.(no water or bubbles)

PS - Air out of vent is REALLY HOT (a/c doesnt work btw, probably compressor) and the oil cap is really hot to the touch.

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If the thermostat was stuck open it would be cooler not hotter. Sounds like your car is running normal for the hot weather, it just seems hotter to you since you AC isn't working.

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Thanks Tom! I'm worried for no reason!

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