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overheating problems

overheating problems

Postby geoffwood on Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:30 pm

Hi I have recently bought my second Frontera the problem I have is overheating, its a bit strange really sometimes its ok but when you start to go uphill the temp' starts to rise I have replaced the thermostat which didn't help when I pull over to let the engine cool down the center part of the rad is cold I took the rad off to replace it but when I put boiling water into it from the kettle the rad gets hot all over if any one as any idea's that would be great cheers Geoff I forgot to say the frontera is a 3.2 v6 03 model
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Re: overheating problems

Postby robbie on Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:37 pm

Check the fan is working as it should.
Cold it should turn easy by hand.
When hot it should be very stiff or not turn by hand.
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Re: overheating problems

Postby hipo1024 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:22 pm

Also worth checking the water pump? If it has plastic impellers then they can break off and cause poor flow

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Re: overheating problems

Postby Big Dav on Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:10 pm

Worth considering an air lock?
I know the 2.0 engines are horrendous to get all the bubbles out....1st and 2nd attempts.
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