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05 mustang 4.0 overheating help

i was driving car running fine drove maybe 10miles came to a light and antifreeze started spraying everywhere. let the car cool down started and drove fine for 10min then it started bouncing off the red and then back to normal on and off every min or so . its leaking from the thermastat would a sticky thermastat cause this? i just went to auto zone and bought one for 14 bucks. hoping it fixes the problem.
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Check the belt tensioner , make sure it moves and not frozen in one position.
Does the fan turn by hand with a little resistance ?
If not , maybe a bad fan clutch.
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i was driving car running fine drove maybe 10miles came to a light and antifreeze started spraying everywhere. let the car cool down started and drove fine for 10min then it started bouncing off the red and then back to normal on and off every min or so . its leaking from the thermastat would a sticky thermastat cause this? i just went to auto zone and bought one for 14 bucks. hoping it fixes the problem.
Your car has a plastic t-stat housing... They crack... Your local dealer should have one with a new t-stat and sensor already installed... Call em up.
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the thernastat housing was cracked we rtvd the crap outta it to get it to my house and tore it apart going to ford tuesday to order it. pics ina min
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i dont know if the dealer will be open tomorrow because of mlk day
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ur welcome ;-)
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ur welcome ;-)
lol i dont have internet at my house right now so i didnt see your post until we found it lol . Thank you though if i woulda seen that earlier im just hoping the dealer is open tomorrow
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got it all done. almost 200 in parts from ford.and two different dealers, Casa and Shamaley, lower thermastat housing , upper, new sensor , serpintine belt and the stupid thermastat oring was 14 bucks . and waxed it today its all shiny now.
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