Q: Ford Explorer overheating

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My vehicle is overheating.

Hi. The vehicles with the 4.0L engine and this specific year have many different issues that could cause the engine to overheat. Some things to look out for are the radiator side tanks and thermostat housing that leak. Also, the water pump and hoses to the heater control valve have issues as well. If any of the above symptoms are present with your vehicle, have a certified mechanic inspect the cooling system to eliminate any further complications.

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