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 Post subject: EL overheating problems
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:40 pm 
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hey fellas

Got a EL, i have tried to diagnose the problem why it is overheating, i have replaced the coolant, checked fuses and wiring for the thermo fans, they dont turn on at all, I pressure tested the radiator and no leaks.

Does anyone have a suggestion what may be the problem with this thing?

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 9:45 pm 
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If the thermo fans aren't working I would first check the thermo fan main fuse up next too the coolant reservoir. If that's okay, I would then be checking the thermo fan relays in the black box infront of the airbox.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:12 am 
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Could the radiator be somewhat blocked?
Perhaps the thermostat is failing?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:17 am 
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blocked thermostat or radiator cores or tanks. there shouldnt really be a reason for it to be overheating like that in this kind of weather

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:24 am 
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If the thermos dont turn on, especially if you turn the AC on full bore, then yeh, check the fuses and relays.
Does it overheat when you're driving at a constant 60/100kms? if it does it then, you've got a problem with your rad/thermostat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:57 pm 
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Auto TX fuse in the cabin fuse panel may be blown. Its the one on the top left from memory.
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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:49 pm 
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havent really driven it a long way only locally to work which is 5kms away and the shops.
its got me stumped ill look into it tomorrow

thanks for advice guys

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:34 pm 
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hey guys

im having with the high spped thermo on my el fairmont ghia the low speeds are fine they are coming on with the a/c im running a gutted thermostat and all new pipework and coolant any suggestions on where to look in the car to fix the high spped fans p.s ive also replace my coolant sensor
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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:35 pm 
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hey guys

im having with the high spped thermo on my el fairmont ghia the low speeds are fine they are coming on with the a/c im running a gutted thermostat and all new pipework and coolant any suggestions on where to look in the car to fix the high spped fans p.s ive also replace my coolant sensor
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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:29 am 
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when you say gutted thermostat? You havent looked in to a faulty sensor?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:38 am 
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i gutted the thermo stat to increase the flow of coolant through the system by remove the mercury bulb and spring and left the hat to add a little bit of restriction i rang ford and told me i should replace the coolant sesnor which i did i estimate the car is running at 75 deg but when i hit heavy traffic it hits 90 -95 deg and the high sppeds arnt coming on i also replaced my radiator and all hoses and backflused the entire system but the problem still remains
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Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:17 pm 
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The high speed fan relays have probably crapped themselves. You may need to replace them.
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Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:57 pm 
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Sestic, have you rulled out water pump as a possible cause? or a dead thermostat?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:25 pm 
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thats what i was thinking which relays control the high speed fans operation in the relay box in front of the air box and pump is working fine and i pulled out the thermostat hat that i gutted and have replace it with an 82 deg unit if any one needs some parts for an ef/el let me know and i should be able to help you out
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 Post subject: Re: EL overheating problems
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:51 pm 
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Run an ECU diagnostics on the fans, that will tell you very quickly whats working and what isnt.
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