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Ford explorer 2006 engine overheating. Works normally for a…

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Ford explorer 2006 engine overheating. Works normally for a while then the temp needle rise to maximum when, suddenly goes back to normal.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the coolant? Have you checked for a leak in the cooling system?

Yes, no leak

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Thermostat, but the flow is good!

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

What does the engine does if the fan clutch need a replacement?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Have you had the actual engine temp checked to see what the temp reads with this issue here when it the temp gauge reads max temp?

Let me know so we can continue, thanks, Pete.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Whats does the engine does if the fan clutch is not operating as it should?
Ford Mechanic: Pete, Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

The engine will over heat.It can over heat suddenly depending on the outside temp and engine speed or gradually start to over heat.

I would have the fan clutch checked/tested to see if it needs to be replaced as well as the engine coolant temp sensor for any issues.If you have a faulty engine coolant temp sensor the temp signal can jump this high suddenly and can cause this fault here.I have had to replace faulty engine coolant temp sensors in the past before for this type of fault here.

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Thanks Pete

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