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1998 Ford Contour LX 4dr Sedan

1998 Ford Contour
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan LX, Compact
24 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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November 14, 2012, 6:01 pm

Gabriel M
 

Question: Question: Why is my car overheating with a hot upper radiator hose but a normal temp lower radiator

It does not have a blown head gasket or exhaust gases in the system. I removed the thermostat & put in a brand new water pump.


November 21, 2012, 1:17 pm

Tyler O
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You should not run without a thermostat.

You may have air in the system, a clogged radiator or coolant passage, or a problem with fans etc.


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