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Customer: My 2004 f250 6.0 overheated last night. Lately the AC works periodically which was the first sign of trouble. looks like I'm leaking some radiator fluid and power steering fluid as well. the secondary fan was coming on immediately after starting it as well. I filled the reservoir with the proper fluid and the fan stopped turning on.
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
Hello, how low on coolant was the vehicle?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
when we pulled off the freeway it was full last night
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
it was low last month , I filled it and its been running well until last night
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
are you there
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
My side of the website is messed up. The coolant is still full then?
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
If the coolant is full is it overheating under a load or under light driving?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
light driving
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
You can have one of two things going on. You can have a bad thermostat that is sticking. It will cause the vehicle to overheat while just idling. If it over heats while driving and not towing the water pump likely isn't working as it should. The water pump have plastic find that are known to fail.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how about the ac
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
The AC can be something simple as a low freon charge. When it doesn't work you want to see if the compressor is engaging. Having the freon on checked is the first thing I would do. If the pressure is to low the AC will turn off to protect itself.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
If the pressure of the Freon is too low the ac will turn off?
Expert:  James replied 6 months ago.
Correct. There is a high pressure cut off switch and a low pressure cut off switch.

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