The bolts that hold on the upper rad hose intake are 10mm. This isn't really a how to, instead its more of a video giving you a general idea on the replacement. With the right tools, changing the thermostat takes about 5-10 minutes. Remember, when you introduce air into the system, you need to add coolant to the overflow bottle, add until it reaches the cool mark then drive it for a few minutes and then top off.
Car Engine Overheating - Causes and Symptoms of Over Heating Car Engine
"Why is my car engine over heating? What causes an engine to overheat"
I hear this question all the time on my websites and especially during the hotter summer months. I made this short video to help you determine what might be the cause of your overheating problem and what you can rule out as not causing the issue before you go to your mechanic. This can save you some time, frustration and money by doing so.
"My engine overheats at freeway speeds"
When you are on the freeway you have lots of airflow across the radiator which helps remove the heat that the engine antifreeze/coolant has accumulated from the cooling system. Since the engine is running at a much higher RPM than that at idle, the water pump is spinning around and pumping coolant at a much higher rate as well.
If there is a restriction in the radiator, the coolant will not be allowed to circulate fast enough inside the engine. The coolant will basically be roadblocked inside the radiator due to the restriction. A radiator usually gets build up of rust, minerals and calcium type deposits at the BOTTOM of the radiator. This restriction really can not be removed by "flushing" with a garden hose. In most cases this restriction will require a new radiator.
Think of this type of engine overheating problem like this. You are trying to run a 10 mile marathon, but you have to do it with your mouth taped shut. You can walk with your mouth shut but running at full steam for a long distance requires more air than your nose can provide. A restricted radiator is the biggest culprit in an engine overheating complaint on the freeway or at higher speeds. Although, if the radiator is low on coolant....that can also be the problem, so check coolant level first.
"I am constantly having to add coolant to my radiator, do I have a leak?"
Anytime I hear of a coolant leak or engine overheating complaint I ALWAYS start my diagnosis with a cooling system pressure test.
"My auto mechanic said I have a head gasket leak in my car"
I get tons, literally tons of emails each week with this question. I would say that most of them are NOT having a headgasket problem but rather a lazy auto mechanic problem who failed to do a proper cooling system pressure test.
Here are a few common symptoms I would expect to see if you had a blown headgasket or any other internal coolant leak.
1. Constantly having to add coolant to the radiator, with no visible external leaks found
2. White steam/smoke coming out the tailpipe, and worse or more smoke at freeway speed
3. Failing a cooling system pressure test, meaning the air pressure gauge drops but there are no external leaks to be seen.
4. An engine miss fire, due to coolant leaking inside the cylinders and fouling out the spark plugs. Lack of overall engine power and performance.
5. Usually a yellow check engine light will be on the dash, since the computer sees the engine miss fire and stores that code inside the computer memory.
6. Lack of engine compression. A manual compression test should be done on each cylinder to prove that there is a compression problem with 1 or more cylinder. This is different from the PRESSURE test which I mentioned above.
7. White powdery residue on the inside tip of the spark plug. When coolant enters the cylinder on the inside of the engine (which It should not be doing) the engine is going to try and burn that coolant, which it will have a very hard time doing. This coolant is what causes the engine to miss fire and produce the steam white smoke out the tailpipe. A white powdery residue will some times form on the internal engine tip of the spark plug.
If you have any of those symptoms AND you have rule out all other possible issues then you might want to consider trying this very simple and effective head gasket sealer you can do yourself. I have had great success with it over the years. It's a sealer additive made by K&W, called Engine Block Sealer, but don't use it as the can direction say. I think my way of using it works much better and its much easier.
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Ford Expedition water pump replacement 5.4 liter V8 1998 Excursion too ? Install Remove replace
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer AC Blower Resistor.mp4
This is a very short video to show you how to fix your A/C blower fan on your 2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer, with Climate Control, when it only blows out at high speed. Climate Control means, it adjusts your blower fan according to temp and it will adjust the speed of your fan, unlike manual control, which has a smaller resistor.
If the A/C blower resistor fails or goes bad, it will only operate at high speed and I personally feel its an easy fix that will save you money, which will allow you (perhaps) to take your girl or whomever you want out to dinner.
The part runs "new" (2011) for $72.00, you may find one used for $30.00 or less, at a salvage yard.
Ford Expedition Heater Core Replacement Step by Step Video Year 2000 and up....mpg
its an easy job, just be patient because there are a few hidden screws/bolts which may take some time. go step by step and don't forget the formation of the wiring, its not a lot but you might forget one behind the vents or something, you dont wanna open the whole thing for one wire. good luck and comment if you have questions about cars or this video. subscribe too.
2000 Ford Expedition - Coolant System Flush with Degas Bottle - Clean and Thorough
We decided to research the most thorough method of Flushing the cooling system. After researching it we came up with a method that was not only thorough but nearly mess free. Take note that the radiator had to be replaced during this job because it was leaking, but that really doesn't affect the method used to do the flushing.
It's also worth noting that an auto shop will NOT typically go to the trouble of doing this job thoroughly. They will typically do a quick one-time flush using chemicals, which in some cases is not even as effective as using plain old distilled water. The result will be the continued degradation of cooling in the engine and heating in the heater core. The more "calcification" that occurs in the coolant passages the less heat transfer you get.
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Engine Overheating? How To Troubleshoot and Diagnose Your Cooling System in 9 Easy Steps
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In this video, I explain how-to troubleshoot and diagnose an overheating engine in 9 simple steps. I show you how to tell if each system is working properly. This happens to be a cooling system from a Jeep Cherokee but the same rules apply across all makes and models including jeep, dodge, ford, chevy, toyota, and almost all others.
1 - Clean Coolant?
2 - Radiator Debris?
3 - Leaks?
4 - Air Burp?
5 - Lower Radiator Hose Spring?
6 - Electric Fan?
7 - Thermostat?
8 - Water Pump?
9 - Fan Clutch?