courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I have a '94 Ford Escort that is overheating when the air conditioner is on and it idles. I had the thermostat replaced and it is still overheating. Not redlined but seriously at the top of the normal. No leaking fluids, the fan is running, radiator is circulating. What else can I check? Is there some other control?
To me is sounds like your fan is not running at full speed, or your radiator is clogged (either inside or outside). Make sure it is clear of all debris (leaves, bugs, birds, whatever).
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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