2000 Ford Expedition Overheat

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.

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Car Engine Overheating - Causes and Symptoms of Over Heating Car Engine
http://www.TrustMyMechanic.com "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. http://www.myhonestmechanic.com/articles/engine-block-sealer-additive.shtml Do NOT use a radiator stop leak additive! check out my sites for more free information http://www.myhonestmechanic.com http://www.trustmymechanic.com/forum (ask your questions for free on my forum board)

Engine Overheating? - 9 Steps to Solve
Is your car engine overheating? Does your cars motor run hot? 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. Need a Radiator? http://amzn.to/2cDrqLh How about a Thermostat? http://amzn.to/2dmZ57W Water Pump? http://amzn.to/2dbn50Z Clutch Fan? http://amzn.to/2dBmJ1N Electric Fan? http://amzn.to/2dbnFvI 9 Steps: 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? How to Change a Thermostat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5_y4dQ4O_E&list=PL1U__4as20wGgPJMUPSgJGIjd 5Rr11Iye&index=1 How-To Change a Waterpump - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SutKefylwRM&list=PL1U__4as20wGgPJMUPSgJGIjd 5Rr11Iye&index=2 How-To bypass your Heater Core - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kWzNYA0eEc&list=PL1U__4as20wGgPJMUPSgJGIjd 5Rr11Iye&index=4 Cheap Hood Vents - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEcNEccOK-o&list=PL1U__4as20wGgPJMUPSgJGIjd 5Rr11Iye&index=3 What is inside a Radiator? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A65613TaWYw&list=PL1U__4as20wGgPJMUPSgJGIjd 5Rr11Iye&index=7 Website: http://www.bleepinjeep.com FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/BleepinJeep *This product is meant for entertainment purposes only. Your mileage may vary. Do not try this at home. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. For off-road use only. Slippery when wet. Batteries not included. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle, heavy equipment, cherokee XJ, wrangler TJ, wrangler JK, or any Jeep vehicle, especially the newer Fiat ones. How-to videos may be too intense for some viewers and children under 30 years of age. Please remain seated until the 4x4 ride has come to a complete stop. Studies have shown viewing these videos causes increased cancer risks in laboratory test people. I am not a professional, I have no training, I'm not even particularly good at horse whispering. Don't believe everything that you know. Please keep your hands in the vehicle at all times. Do not tap on glass. Do not eat anything that has been on the floor for more than 3 days. Keep your hands to yourself. Not to be taken internally. Reproduction strictly prohibited. Driver does not carry cash. Objects in Bleepinjeep mirrors may be farther than they appear.*

Ford F-150/F-250: Why is My Truck Overheating?
http://ford-trucks.com/how-tos is the leading Ford F-150 and Super Duty resource for technical DIY guides. Got an engine that's overheating? Diagnose the problem with help from this video, and visit this site for the full article: http://ford-trucks.com/how-tos/a/ford-f250-why-is-my-truck-overheating-3615 80 An overheating truck is an early warning sign of permanent damage to come if not properly addressed and fixed. A simple $20 fix can turn into a $5,000 fix in a matter of miles, so it's important to limit driving to an extreme minimum, even if it means calling the dreaded tow truck. Here’s how to diagnose and fix the underlying issue yourself. This job is rated moderately difficult to hard, as diagnosing can take from two to five hours. Taking your truck to a professional repair shop to diagnose and fix the potential issue could cost double the amount of tackling the job yourself. To begin, you’ll need new coolant, a socket set, a drain pan, towels, and a scan tool. Step One - Check the coolant level Low coolant is a major cause of overheating. The coolant’s condition can provide insight as to how your engine is running as well. If the fluid is low, it'll need to be topped off. Coolant should not be more than the max level, nor should it be less than min. If the fluid is dark or burnt, flush and replace it. It's always important to keep clean fluid in your truck. Step Two - Check the radiator A damaged radiator, even one that isn't leaking, can limit the flow of coolant through the system, thus not allowing the engine to cool itself properly. Any major damage will most likely require for it to be replaced. Inspect for any big dents, gouges, bent or broken fins which can cause fluid to not be able to flow properly through the radiator. Step Three - Check the thermostat If the thermostat gets stuck closed, it won't allow coolant into the engine because it thinks the engine isn't warm enough. A cool upper and lower radiator hose can be a sign that the thermostat is stuck closed. The thermostat itself is a simple and cheap swap, so even if you can't pinpoint it as the problem, it'll only set you back around twenty dollars. Step Four - Check the fans If fluid is moving through the system but isn't cooling it, the radiator fans might not be turning on. Due to the noise and the extra strain they add to the motor, these only turn on when temperatures get hot enough to warrant their usage. If the engine is overheating but the fans aren't running, they'll need to be serviced and possibly replaced. Step Five - Check the water pump A failing water pump will make a grinding or whining sound when it's about to die and the sound will become exponentially louder when it does fully seize. Another way to check it is with your car's air conditioner and heater; if they aren't working properly when the engine is warm, it's a sign that either the thermostat or water pump is bad. It's best to replace the thermostat before the water pump because a new water pump is more expensive. Step Six - Check the head gasket It might be blown or cracked. Unfortunately, this is one of the worst case scenarios as it will require an engine teardown to fix. If you have a leak but can't find it and you get white smoke from the tailpipe, you most likely have a cracked head gasket. You'll want to let a shop do the final diagnosis and replacement if you aren't too mechanically inclined, as it can be a pretty involved job. Step Seven - Check the diagnostic trouble codes If you still can’t find the source of the overheating issue, check the DTCs. If you don’t own one, you can purchase a scanning tool that will be able to read codes as well as monitor temperatures for under $200. It’s a small investment to make sure your truck is running at its prime. Plug your scanner into the OBD-II port that’s under the dash on the driver’s side. Pull and record any codes to diagnose the issues at hand.

Ford 5.4L 3v Engine Overheat P1285: Thermostat Replacement
This is the Thermostat I used- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00130MS9M/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00130MS9M&linkCode=as2&tag=fordt-20&linkId=HH UYI4N6VOLCTZTK Thermostat Gasket needed fro this repair- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5BVRO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789& creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000C5BVRO&linkCode=as2&tag=fordt-20&linkId=Z7 5ABDEG6JWKQ5JC In this video I show how to replace the all too common faulty stuck closed thermostat problem on these engines. Torque Specs- Thermostat Housing Bolts- 89 in lbs Coolant Flush Procedure- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWIXa50R9bo New R/C Channel R/C Addict Makuloco- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyKUMl3gkaLYSxpvQjRgWAQ Facebook- Ford Tech Makuloco- http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ford-Tech-Makuloco/651813524932940 R/C Addict Makuloco- http://www.facebook.com/pages/RC-Addict-Makuloco/1518863088359331?ref=hl