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Old 05-19-2009, 02:22 PM
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Hey y'all -- my lude is now overheating at stops (and cooling back down when driving). I found some info regarding the radiator & coolant fans --tested them, and they work fine.

I've read it could be a problem with:

the thermostat
the radiator fan switch
or possibly the coolant temperature sending unit.

My question is:
Which should I test/check first? I know I have to pull the thermostat and radiator fan switch out to test them.

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Re: Overheating at stops

Also, how hard is it to change the thermostat, i'm looking at the manual and it looks like it's buried between the engine block and transmission (I have an auto)?

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Re: Overheating at stops

if its anything like the 4th gen it really easy just removing the air intake!
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Re: Overheating at stops

start with the rad fan switch, thats usually the first thing to go. then the thermostat. but from what you say it sounds like the switch.
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I noticed that there are some hoses blocking the switch. Have you been able to change it out without having to drain the cooling system to remove the hoses??

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