I had the same problem and the dealer replaced (according to the invoice)
the AC Resistor Assembly. The fans would not come on unless I turned the AC
on. I am assuming that you have a Zetec engine? I did not loose any
I was told that the Zetec engine is pretty bullet proof for overheating
problems and has a feature built into the computer system to protect the
engine in the case over an severe overheat condition.
You might want to check the dip stick to see if there is oil in the coolant,
considering lost coolant any how you might consider taking the car in and
have them check it out especially for a warped head . Those are my thoughts
Started smelling antifreeze on the way home last night. Sure enough,
approaching a hill, noticed the temp. gauge rising fast near the red zone.
Got home, but noticed the next morning that the resovoir was well below
the cold fill line. No fluid was even dectectable. Just had an oil
change and the usual fluid fills about a month ago, so I'm puzzled? This
sounds similar to a post by focus_owner a while back with the same car and
mileage, yet his coolant tank was full. Any thoughts? Thanks!