3rd Gear Poster
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Coolant System Help
My 94 Cougar 3.8 started overheating today, and from the symptoms, I figured it was the t-stat is bad. The upper hose is hot, but the left side of the radiator is cold to the touch.
I changed out the original t-stat, figuring it is the easiest to do. I followed the refill procedure for the 3.8 and the car will run, but the temp gauge gets pretty high, even with the fan running. The left side of the radiator is cool to the touch, but the right side is hot to the touch.
The radiator is less than a year or so old, along with the water pump, and of course the t-stat.
I am kind of at a loss here, so any help is greatly appreciated.