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#1 trish55

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

I have an 03 ford fusion that seems to overheat even after a short journey , the temp gauge is on normal but when we looked under the bonnet the smell is overpowering , not a burning smell as such but a really hot smell ,we have to put water in the radiator every week , around a pint, not normal is it ? what could be the cause ?
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#2 fishpond 47

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:09 PM

sure I've just answered this post somewhere else

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:12 PM

http://www.fordowner...__1#entry135921

#4 trish55

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:32 PM

No water leaks as ive checked that for the last week , sorry im new and posted twice :unsure:

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 02:26 PM

No water leaks as ive checked that for the last week , sorry im new and posted twice :unsure:



Hey trish

it could be a leaking water pump. you dnt notice anything on the floor under neath the car when it has been stood ??

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 09:39 AM

try what I said above and check whether the pipes from the radiator to the engine are going/getting hard (under preasure) if they still feel soft when the engine is hot it means that the system is not preasurizing, then try a new radiator cap(expansion bottle cap)

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