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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 23821
Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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My 2002 7.3 is over heating when towing a heavy trailer only

Customer Question

my 2002 7.3 is over heating when towing a heavy trailer only on hot days
JA: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?
Customer: yes all of that is good
JA: What is the model of your '02 Ford?
Customer: f350 exstended cab dually
JA: Are you fixing your F350 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing yet it runs fine empty
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: my ac will get hot when I come to a idle but cold while driving
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** is caused by a weak fan clutch, this is mounted right on the fan, and is used for extra cooling when its hot or towing, also if its weak, it wont cool the condensor when idling or sitting still, have you checked the fan clutch yet?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
not yet but i will when i have time thank you