What would make my 2002 ford explorer run hot

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Asked by May 25, 2017 at 08:17 PM about the 2002 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD

Question type: General

Why would my 2002 Ford Explorer still be running
hot after I change my thermostat, thermostat
housing, water pump, in my heater coil and
checked hoses

9 Answers

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Did you ever replace the radiator cap?.....common to miss it and it does maintain the system under a specific pressure. We are not replacing the over flow tank cap......just the radiator cap

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Don't have a radiator cap just a reservoir cap

2,445

are u leaking? Have u noticed any drops of anti-freeze under the car? I would also check the radiator......have u flushed it? Could be gunked up after years of use...or has a leak. I just replaced two of them in two of my cars

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Be very careful in overheating..... These explorers have aluminum heads. Aluminum heads crack very easily. So you may want to get the heads off and have them checked.

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Fixed the leak and it stop leaking but still running hot

2,445

Flush the radiator.....if u haven't done it in a reasonable 3 years

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If u have a bad or blown head gasket....the car will be poorly driving and there will be white smoke out the tail pipe

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Flushed the radiator no smoke did a sealant and it stop

2,445

see my answer on ur parallel question. You will eventually need a new engine

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