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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-29-1999, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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overheating while stopped or slowly moving

Well, before I had this bronco, the motor mounts broke and the previous owner cut the fan shroud to keep the fan from rubbing it after the engine sank several inches. Overheating while being stopped hasn't been a problem until my recent creek adventure (see my other 2 posts for other problems . But now every time I stop or even slow to 35 I start warming up. After I got out of the creek, I noticed a squeaking that persisted even after I stopped, which gets louder when I accelerate, and I'm fairly certain it's coming from the engine compartment..perhaps it is linked to the overheating? Any ideas would be wonderful!

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Re: overheating while stopped or slowly moving

That squeaking noise could well be the water pump bearing dragging and slowing down the pump. The fan shroud is important because it helps the fan to develop the proper suction pressure to draw the air thru the radiator, when the fan clutch is locked during slower speeds. Good Luck!

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Re: overheating while stopped or slowly moving

This could be a lot of things. If you went through a creek, try checking the rad for dirt and debris. Also check the fan clutch, at speeds above 25-35 a fan is not usually necessary, only at speeds less then that. The squeeking could be the belt, fan clutch, idler pulley or any accessory. remove the belt and spin them by hand, feel for roughness or tightness. The fan shroud may be some of the problem but I don't think that it is all of your s.

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