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Old 05-06-2019, 10:10 AM   #10
Joshw97
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I actually just had the same issue happen to me for the second time. I have a 2002 Focus SE 2.0l Zetec. I have replaced the thermostat, thermostat housing, and the fan resistor. One of the ports on the resistor was burnt, so I hoped that was THE issue rather than AN issue. Everything was fine for 8 months, then it started overheating again last week in stop/go traffic. The first thing I checked was resistor and sure enough, it was burnt out again! I ordered a new one immediately, then proceeded to check the fuses because it hadn't even lasted a full year. All of the fuses were fine, the thermostat was good, coolant was flowing through the radiator just fine. I've had the new resistor installed for a few days now and I can hear the fan kick on without having to blast the A/C! Hopefully all stays well and I won't have to spend another $40 on the same part! If anyone has any other suggestions for future situations, please share!
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