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94 3.8 overheating

Hello I have a 1994 3.8 Mustang and it keeps overheating every now and then and when it overheats the heat in the vehical does not work it just blows cold air. Now the things that were replaced were the head gaskets, the thermostate, and the heater core. Just curious if anyone has any ideas about what else it could be? Any help will be greatly appriciated.

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I had a similar problem with my 97 Stang, and it turned out to be the timing chain gasket. It never leaked out anywhere, but it would overheat. We never figured it out until it was too late and antifreeze leaked into the bottom end roasting the crank bearings although this may have been replaced with the headwork. I would first try bleeding the system.


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Ok I will have to check into that, it is kind of weird because there is no leaking at all only when it overheats it blows antifreeze out of the resevor. I was maybe thinking the water pump somehow or the radiator. But it does seem to run a little rough like it could be something to do with the timing. But thanks alot for your post!
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Just curious shinerstang did you have the milky looking oil with the dipstick with the timing chain gasket problem?
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No leaking, no antifreeze in the oil. The temp would just go up and lose heat, but nothing ever leaked. The jerk that replaced the gasket leaked anti into the engine, and it ended up roasting the bearings. The problem did go away, but make sure whomever you take it to does not allow anti into the bottom end of the motor.

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How did you make out with the overheating?

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