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Getting warm during ilde...

Postby dwoodard170 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:19 pm

Hey guys.

My 05 PF LE V6 that we just purchased about 1500 miles ago got close to overheating the other day while idling in a parking lot. The AC turned off and the temp gauge was near the top of the "normal" range. As soon as I drove a few feet (before I was out of the parking lot) it cooled right down and the ac came back on.

It has about 77k miles on it. Any ideas what is wrong? I am no mechanic so I won't amuse you with my possibly random ideas! Thanks for the help.

Danny


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Postby eieio » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:41 pm

here are a few random possibilities:
at idle, since there is no air flow through the radiator except for that provided by the cooling fan, it may be that the fan was not working.
if it was a very hot day with a long period of idling with the AC on, it may have been a normal response for the conditions.
if there is a pocket of trapped air in your cooling system, there may not have been enough flow of coolant through the system at the low RPMs.

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Re: Getting warm during ilde...

Postby disallow » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:56 pm

dwoodard170 wrote:Hey guys.

My 05 PF LE V6 that we just purchased about 1500 miles ago got close to overheating the other day while idling in a parking lot. The AC turned off and the temp gauge was near the top of the "normal" range. As soon as I drove a few feet (before I was out of the parking lot) it cooled right down and the ac came back on.

It has about 77k miles on it. Any ideas what is wrong? I am no mechanic so I won't amuse you with my possibly random ideas! Thanks for the help.

Danny
Check the coolant level. If its low, could cause this.

Also, if its low, check for leaks!

t

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Postby JAHBLESSINGS » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:56 am

if the coolant level is fine. your clutch fan could be the problem.

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Postby BMXPath » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:26 am

Mine did the same after having a coolant flush done. I "burped" the cooling sytem and it has been fine since then. Maybe there was an air bubble in the system?

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Postby dwoodard170 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:45 pm

Thanks for the ideas guys. I am not familiar with a clutch fan. What is that?

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Postby mar1 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:11 pm

BMXPath wrote:I "burped" the cooling sytem
ive tried that so many times and its not working. how did u do it?

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Postby eieio » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:16 pm

dwoodard170 wrote:Thanks for the ideas guys. I am not familiar with a clutch fan. What is that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_clutch :wink:

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Postby dwoodard170 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:28 pm

Thanks eieio! One would think that by now I would know not to ask before trying a quick google search! I do appreciate the link and now I know what a clutch fan is. :oops:


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