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I don't know if this has happened to anybody else but everytime i but my 6x6 in all wheel drive,it seems to overheat within 2 minutes.Anybody have any ideas?This is the third time this has happened and it is starting to get to me.I just replaced the heating sending unit and also installed a manual swith for the fan and still it heats up.It blows all the anti-freeze out the overflow reservoir.Any info would be greatly appriciated.
 

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My XP is still overheating. I've replaced antifreeze after blowing most of it out, then bled the air out of the lines. (The bleed screw is on top of the engine/driver side, where the radiator line enters.) I rode last weekend, carrying along a jug of antifreeze and darn if I didn't need the rest of it.

The unit is getting its 50 hour service at the dealer, so I left my overheating problem with him. Suggested the next thing to do is replacing the therostat.

I'll let you know what he does.

Good luck,
Mike
 

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My 2006 XP was doing the same thing, it took a while but we figured it out the impeller on the water pump was not working correctly...
 

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Thanks for the info guys,i never would have thought to check the impeller on the water pump.Thats why i love this site.
 

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Alright it is not the impellor,but a friend of mine told me it might be a bad mix of antifreeze.Has anybody heard of this?He says that it could be too much antifreeze and not enough water and the bike will overheat.I am thinking of going with engine ice.I have only heard of it.Is anybody using it in their Rangers?Where can i get it?
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by keither

Alright it is not the impellor,but a friend of mine told me it might be a bad mix of antifreeze.Has anybody heard of this?He says that it could be too much antifreeze and not enough water and the bike will overheat.I am thinking of going with engine ice.I have only heard of it.Is anybody using it in their Rangers?Where can i get it?
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Keith,
If I remember right bleeding the cooling system is a process and almost a science. I've never had to do it but an air block may be what you have. Did the problems start after you serviced your machine? Would it be possible that it's running lean for some reason, di you mess with the carb?
 

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No i never messed with the carb at all.The only time it started acting up was when the auto switch for the fan failed in the bush and the bike overheated.After that it seems it likes to overheat all the time even after i installed a manual override swith direct to the fan.I did put the bike on my can stands i use to change my oil and i did see some bubbles coming from the ran.I am going for a ride today to check if the problem is fixed or if i need to drain the entire system and start from scratch.I hope that's not the case.I'll keep ya posted.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by keither

No i never messed with the carb at all.The only time it started acting up was when the auto switch for the fan failed in the bush and the bike overheated.After that it seems it likes to overheat all the time even after i installed a manual override swith direct to the fan.I did put the bike on my can stands i use to change my oil and i did see some bubbles coming from the ran.I am going for a ride today to check if the problem is fixed or if i need to drain the entire system and start from scratch.I hope that's not the case.I'll keep ya posted.
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Sounds like maybe air got into the system, let us know what you find.
 

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Well it seems my overheating issues may be a thing of the past.I hauled 2 loads of sand with my bike today(new sandbox for the little one)5 miles round trip and it didn't overheat,thank god.I guess it must have been an air lock.I will be installing a temp gauge though just to be on the safe side.Thanks again for the tips.
 

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by keither

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Mine was also blowing it's antifreeze, or a constant transfer of antifreeze from radiator to overflow resorvior and back again. In my case the radiator cap wasn't allowing the radiator to maintain proper pressure. Dealer replaced the radiator cap($22).

I hope that's going to do it.

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For $22 bucks i might as well change that too just for good measure[:D][:D]
 

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If you add a temperature gauge, you will need to bleed the system again. Pull the front end up on some ramps and get it higher than the rest of the Ranger and take your time. Bubbles = air in the system.
 

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Alright Doug ya got me.What or where is ZOE?
 

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What Bruce suggested is super important. After Rangerware heater install I had overheating & fluid loss problems. I read Bruce's suggestion & raised the front end & worked the air out. Not a problem since, including some mighty heavy work. That is another thing that makes this site so darn good.
 

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Keith. Zoe is Heaven in Kentucky. I had the opportunity to ride with several members of PRC that can testify that some of the trails are steeeeeeeeep, hence air will be bled by the top, especially with the thermostat open. Sorry, I thought that someone that has been there would jump in.
 

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I too had to raise the front to get all of the air out after installing a temp guage.
 

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just to let you all know i purchased a new 07 ranger 2 weeks ago and discovered the radiator hose is routed between the engine block and the back of the exhaust manifold which runs at about 700 degrees. needless to say it melted the hose and the little mickey mouse insulator thing. i'll bet when i reroute this there will be no more heat issues and the darn fan running so much. so all u ranger owners might want to consider looking into rerouteing this hose before it fails 20 miles from nowhere like mine did. tambok
 
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