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My 2003 Ford Exp low oil, gh temp light just came

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My 2003 Ford Exp low oil, high temp light just came on.....followed by chexk engine. When I open the hood it appeared to be overheating
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Customer: I also received the message of reduced engine power and it seemed as this was occurring.
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Customer: I am trouble shooting honestly trying to get an idea of what I am possibly dealing with.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scott W. replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is Scott

Expert:  Scott W. replied 8 months ago.

Check the cooling system and make sure it is full, if it is full the most likley cause is a stuck thermostat. When a thermostat sticks closed, the coolant can't circulate and then the engine overheats, when the temp gets too high, the engine goes into a default mode to try and save the engine from overheating and damage.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 8 months ago.

The check engine light is also a result of the overheating, the computer sees a overtemp condition and will set a trouble code.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 8 months ago.

If you have any more questions just ask, thanks Scott

Expert:  Scott W. replied 8 months ago.

If you need repair information I can get this also.

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