I have a 99 Explorer with the 4.0 V-6 motor. It has about 100k miles
Today, I stopped at a friends house about a block from my house (so it
had not gotten to the normal operating temp.). I left it running, with
the A/C on, and after a matter of minutes the motor sped up. It did
not sit more than 3 to 5 minutes idling with the A/C on. When I got
into the Explorer it lacked about 1/4" from being to the red line.
With the outside temp at about 100 degrees, I figured it would cool
off after I drove a few blocks. WRONG The gauge never went any
I brought my Explorer back home, and after letting it cool off, I
started to drive around the block. Same problem. I did turn the heater
on full blast, and it brought the temp down.
Any suggestions would be DEEPLY APPRECIATED
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