Overheating and no heat - Page 2 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #11
kimszoo
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 106993
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2000 Toreador Red SE

Posts: 18
FF Reputation: 1 kimszoo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Sorry, poorly worded. No the bottle was tipped slightly, leaning towards the engine at an angle. The coolant was fine yesterday, about halfway between minimum and maximum but the leaning bottle made the coolant slosh out the cap a bit, when it overheated I assume. The level was above max until it cooled a bit then was back to just below midway.
kimszoo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-24-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
jetrinka
Focus Fanatic
 
jetrinka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45622
Location: Snohomish, WA
What I Drive: 88 5-speed XR4TI

Posts: 7,528
FF Reputation: 180 jetrinka Excellent Standing Member jetrinka Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Gotcha. So the coolant level is fine.

I doubt your heater core is the problem, although on certain cars, depending on how the cooling system is set-up, a plugged core can cause both your issues. I seriously doubt its that though, especially since you said you flushed it a while back.

If you are hearing a grinding sound from the water pump, I would start there. Even if it isn't leaking externally it can be failed. That bearing can fail, causing your noise, in some cases the impeller of the shaft can come loose (therefore not pumping much), and in some extreme cases the impeller can just rot away (doubt its that one..).

Before that though, I might check to make sure the radiator isn't plugged up completely. Disconnect the lower and upper hose and using your hand as a sort of seal around a garden hose, stick the hose in the upper neck and see how forcefully water comes out the bottom. Just to be safe.
jetrinka is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2013, 12:51 AM   #13
kimszoo
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Fan#: 106993
Location: Ottawa, Canada
What I Drive: 2000 Toreador Red SE

Posts: 18
FF Reputation: 1 kimszoo Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thank you, I will do that first. Would be much nicer than changing out a water pump right now
kimszoo is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat