car shutting down when temp above normal

Asked by Apr 17, 2017 at 09:10 PM about the 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: General

car runs fine for about 3 days then when it gets above normal temp starts to
chatter loses power in engine and shuttes down and will not start until cooled

2 Answers


Have the cooling system serviced before you ruin your engine. Thermostat, flush, new coolant, hoses and maybe a new radiator and water pump. Also make sure the cooling fan works.


If you alreafy know it's heating up, don't use it til u find the problem and fix it, these cars are notorious for head problems due to overheating. Start by replacing thermostat and new coolant. Start it up and turn on A/C, the cooling fan will turn on, this will tell u if fans are ok. If you notice fans not kicking in when temperature raises, check the cooling temp sensor (switch)

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