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ford: van overheating..60 mph temp gauge rises to hotonly happens

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my ford e150 van overheating i have checked thermostat and waterpump after driving approx 30 miles at 60 mph temp gauge rises to hotonly happens in the late afternoon commute not stopping and going
Submitted: 7 years ago via OnlineAutoRepair.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Brad B replied 7 years ago.

Hey T;

 

Thanks for choosing justanswer.com! Your issue is most likely going to be a plugged radiator. If you put the heater on max heat does the temperature drop? If so this is an indicator the radiator is plugged.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no the temp does not drop
Expert:  Brad B replied 7 years ago.

If the temp does not drop (or move) the water pump may have broken impellers causing the coolant to not flow correctly when driving.

 

Being that it is at drive speeds the fan is not needed as much.

 

When it starts to get hot, if you touch the upper and lower hose do they feel to be about the same temp or is one cooler than the other?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i have not checked the hose temps but i will tomorrow and hope you will be on line at this same thanks
Expert:  Brad B replied 7 years ago.

Being I am not going to be online at this time tomorrow (tuesday - saturday I get online later at night) I will opt out on this question so another tech can assist you and maybe give you a better description on what to check for.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thanks for reply brad
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i am upset my account has been debited 9.00 i have not hit accept my question has not been resolved
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.

Hello XXXXX

Thanks for coming to Just Answer to ask a question.

 

Different expert here

 

Going to need to know the current miles and engine size and what you have done so far?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
i have 130000 miles and so far have changed the thermostat
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 7 years ago.
I still need to know the engine size?