Heating up

Discussion in '3.0 Engine' started by redninja36, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. redninja36

    redninja36 New Member

    I have a 96 xlt 3.0 liter and for some reason it started running hot so I replaced the waterpump, fanclutch, thermostat, tensioner pulley, air filter, radiator, and I changed the oil. I can't even run my ac. without my gauge going 3/4 up. Someone suggested blown head gasket but the oil looked fine and no oil in my coolant! I also changed a few sensors.. Any ideas???
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  3. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Change your temp sensor? lol. If its factory, theyre known for being wrong
  4. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

    you can also check the rad with the cap off and see if it is constantly bubbling if so it has a blown head gasket between one of the cylinders and a water jacket and the compression will be enough to keep the coolant and oil from mixing.
  5. use an ultra gauge it shows engine temp. or use a instant read thermo gun
    just to make sure it is over heating and not a faulty gauge
  6. maranger

    maranger New Member

    have u looked at everything from the radiator forward? see if there is anything clogging it

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