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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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My temp gauge when warm will sudenly go to the high side. i

Customer Question

my temp gauge when warm will sudenly go to the high side. i will stop turn engine off. start engine after only seconds temp will return to normal
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 1996 f150
JA: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes nothin so far
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 11 days ago.

Thanks for the question. Is the engine showing any real signs of overheating, like boiling in the coolant overflow bottle?

Have you checked the coolant level and condition?

Has anything been replaced or tried before to fix this?


Customer: replied 11 days ago.
coolant level and condition looks good. seemed to be leaking at radiator cap. replaced cap . stoped leaking
Expert:  Fordanswerman replied 11 days ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** it seem to act like it might be overheating like hearing boiling noises or seeing bubbles in the coolant overflow?