Overheating mustang 02 V6

Asked by Jul 04, 2016 at 05:46 PM about the 2002 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I sat in my car for 20 minutes, while it was idling
with Ac on, Ac started to feel warmish, service
engine soon light came on, temp gage was close
to the red. Turned it off immediately, waited 30
mins, drove it 1.5 miles to get some water to put in
it. By this time, engine had cooled to half, which is
where my car stays. Anyway, removed cap, went to
add some water, only took a quarter of a gallon.
Overflow was half full. So. I drove it 15 miles home
& it never got hot again, stayed at half. Pulled
thermostat, dropped it in boiling water, it opened.
No leaking from anything. Any help is appreciated.
Just to diagnose is $80, then the repair bill, just
can't afford it. Help!!!

2 Answers


sounds like all it has/had was air in the system..you can remove the thermostate again and drill as shown...cant hurt...

Thank you so much. Seems OK now.

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