View Full Version : Plow truck overheating problem

12-08-2006, 08:38 PM
My 1996 f250 overheats when driving with my plow up. I replaced the radiator,thermostat,fan cluch and added an aux electric fan and nothing seems to work. Any suggestion would be greatly apprieciated.

grandview (2006)
12-08-2006, 10:00 PM
When you drive with the plow on the air can't reach the radiator drop the plow a little and it should work.
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12-08-2006, 10:08 PM
I just asked this same Q over at plowsite earlier today. Mine is a 91 F250 with a 8' western. I have to run my plow all the way to the left and about 2" off the ground to keep the temp at 3/4. I still need help also.


12-08-2006, 11:16 PM
LOL FORD, you have to Flip Over & Read Directions first. JK :D

Angle the plow to one side and that should help the airflow aslo.

12-08-2006, 11:18 PM
I have an older 250 and had to replace the fan shrout.

12-08-2006, 11:27 PM
try running a 160* thermostat. I might be doing that on mine.

12-09-2006, 12:41 AM
I wish I could remember exactly what its called, but i've seen a plexi-glass air deflector that mounts on the top of the hood, and angles up and out probably 10", thus it deflects air over the radiator. I saw one in some magazine (can't remember which one) plus I noticed they sell them at the Western dealer. It seemed kind of expensive considering what it is, as I recall they were $200.00, but i'm sure it would solve the problem.

12-09-2006, 10:09 AM
I've tried the keeping the blade low and angling it. Tried a homemade air foil deflector and still no help. In the past when I ran a chevy I never had that problem. My diesel loves it when I drive with a blade on though

The Rookie
12-09-2006, 11:35 AM
Internal head problems such as blown gasket or a crack could cause an overheating condition.

12-09-2006, 09:40 PM
dont run the plow so high...if this doesnt fix it then install and aftermarket fan to help cool it down in there wire it too a switch and then you wont have a problem

LOL FORD, you have to Flip Over & Read Directions first. JK :D

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12-10-2006, 09:01 AM
Ford= Fixed Or Repaired Daily

12-10-2006, 09:20 AM
Ford = damn!, i really wish i bought a Chevy!

12-10-2006, 11:35 AM
lol you guys are bound to start a war with the ford guys. But I tend to agree with you, I've had 2 fords, f150 and f350 and replaced trannys in both and the f350 at 50k miles. whereas I have had 2 chevy 2500hd's and they've ran better than any truck ive owned (nock on wood).

but you guys are bound to start a war of ford vs chevy with someone on here lol

12-10-2006, 11:41 AM
my tranny is starting to slip in my 06 2500HD. only 18K miles on it.

12-10-2006, 10:23 PM
I won't start a war, but my Ford's have never left me on the side of the road, and the old plowing trucks, 83 and 93, git r dun every time I ask it of them. Now, the old western cable plows on them, thats a different story.;)