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Old 21 Jul 2013, 09:36 am
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Default Still running hot!

This is my second post about this problem now. I have a 2001 with 111,000 miles with a new head, timing chain and water pump having been put on about 25,000 miles ago. Its been running hot and I can't figure out why. The fan is working. There is plenty of coolant in the system and I purged it the other day. No visible leaks. Everything seems to be in order but it won't cool like its supposed to. I need help.
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 10:51 pm
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Default Re: Still running hot!

If you have checked the obvious - hi/low cooling fan speeds, coolant level, thermostat, gauge accuracy, etc, and it still runs hot - over 1/2 way on the gauge - try turning the heater to full heat and the blower on high to see if the temp drops. If it does, the radiator is probably partially plugged and either needs flushed or replaced. Both procedures have been discussed fully in other posts - look in the posts stickied in the tech section.
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Old 21 Jul 2013, 11:16 pm
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Exclamation Re: Still running hot!

Have you checked the ECT?
Originally Posted by CREWZIN View Post
There's a temperature sending unit called the ECT right below the thermostat and near the bleed valve. Also the computer itself has a hand in running the fan.

Have you checked the ECT?
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