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I have a 1991 5.0 LX and every time I take it on a long trip it overheats and breaks down. We've replaced many items on the car but I feel that there is still a problem. I got the car from my grandmother who let it sit for a couple of years and drove it about once every other month. I'm very concerned and I want my car to last and to stay in shape

So far we've replaced the
-Distributor
-Spark plugs and wires
-Radiator cap
-Thermostat
-Air and Fuel filter
 

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when the motor is up to temp. check both the upper and lower hoses ...the rad . might be partialy plugged ...
 

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Overheating

Check and make sure timing is not advanced.

Pull the plugs out of it and check them.

Oil looks muddy or plugs look rusty = head gasket

Take it to state inspection station and have them use the tailpipe sniffer. Running lean will cause heating.

Take it in for a cooling flush or like the guy said just upgrade the radiator
 
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