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Old July 1st, 2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default Explorer overheating problem

i have a explorer with a 5" lift on 32's. It has a 3" body lift. i am overheating everytime i run high rpm's exspecially in 4 low. i am missing the fan shroud but im buying one this weekend. i think im going to silver lake in a month or so and dont want to have to stop every 5 minutes to let it cool off because orf the heat and deep sand. i was thinking about either getting electric fans or taking off my stock fan and adding a flex-a-lite fan. i dont have the money to buy an aluminum radiator. What would be the best investment to keep my engine cool?
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Old July 1st, 2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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i have a explorer with a 5" lift on 32's. It has a 3" body lift. i am overheating everytime i run high rpm's exspecially in 4 low. i am missing the fan shroud but im buying one this weekend. i think im going to silver lake in a month or so and dont want to have to stop every 5 minutes to let it cool off because orf the heat and deep sand. i was thinking about either getting electric fans or taking off my stock fan and adding a flex-a-lite fan. i dont have the money to buy an aluminum radiator. What would be the best investment to keep my engine cool?
Re-assess it after you put your fan shroud on. I have seen those missing cause overheating numerous times. Also look for other easy things such as lots of mud/crap in between the condenser and radiator that would block air flow, replace the thermostat, etc.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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i already replaced the thermostat and i dont take it throw much mud, mostly deep sand out by my house (tank trails). ill have it on this weekend and see how much it helps. i also put a KKM air intake that helped a little by sucking in more air and gave me better trottle response.
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Old July 13th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #4
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i have a 92 sploder, and i had the same problem, in my case it was the radiator being plugged with crap. all the cotton from the dog wood trees got in between the condensor, and the rad, and had it plugged up. i didnt realize it till i took the condensor off, cuz i was putting a new 3 row out of a new v8 mountaneer, if your not using the ac, remove the condensor, that way youll have alot more air flow to your rad, and youll be able to see if theres anything in there, and youll be able to wash it out if there is.
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Old July 14th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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alright, i took all the a/c bullshit off already i just need to put the radiator shroud on to see if that helps
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Old July 15th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #6
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CHeck the fan clutch they quit working when they get older alot. its probably not locking up fully

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I had a 97 with similar problems on the trails. After doing the tstat, clutch fan, flushing....it ended up needing a new radiator. Ran like a champ after that.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #8
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ill have to check the fan clutch. i have until labor day weekend until im going to silver lake. i dont have many problems on our local trails because we usually wheel at night when its cooler.
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