1985 Ford E-150 Econoline Radiator Service

Is It Time for Service on My 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline Cooling System?

If you’re not sure what the purpose of a radiator is, it’s hard to tell when to have your Ford E-150 Econoline radiator serviced. Nonetheless, it’s vital to know what to look for. The radiator is in the cooling system of your car, and it helps your engine temperature stay within a safe range. When the radiator isn't working properly, your engine can overheat and potentially break down.

Staying on top of routine radiator maintenance for your 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline is essential for long-term engine health. To keep your radiator functioning, Ford recommends replacing your antifreeze or coolant at scheduled intervals but it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for any indication that your radiator is failing. You could be on the verge of a radiator-induced engine breakdown if you see coolant leaks under your car, high engine temperatures, or a dashboard light that indicates low coolant. When you experience one or more of these issues, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care for a Courtesy Check.

Radiator Repair Service for Your Ford E-150 Econoline

What happens during a radiator repair service? At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we start by performing a thorough inspection of your Ford E-150 Econoline cooling system. We’ll do a machine-powered coolant exchange on the system, and then we’ll top off or replace the fluids that were removed (like chemicals, lubricants, and sealants). Lastly, we’ll perform a pressure check to look for leaks.

If your radiator is acting up, odds are good that your water pump needs to be checked for proper function, too. The water pump is one part on your 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline engine that you can't put off repairing or replacing. This vital part keeps coolant moving through the engine, hoses, and radiator. If it isn’t functioning properly, your engine won’t be able to stay within its optimal temperature range. Let our technicians examine your radiator pumps and hoses to help make sure everything is in working order. From the radiator cap to the heater core, your 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline is in good hands at Firestone Complete Auto Care. After all, we know it’s not just a car. It’s your car.

Questions About Ford E-150 Econoline Radiators

Take care of your 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline radiator and it will last. Check out our top questions and answers about Ford radiators below, and visit your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of an overheating engine.

  • What does an illuminated coolant temperature light mean for my Ford? Your engine might be about to overheat. If your low coolant light is on, pull over in a safe area and wait for your engine temperature to go down. Once it’s safe to do so, bring your car to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care to have the coolant system inspected.
  • What are the puddles in my driveway or garage floor? It's better to get it fixed sooner than later. Antifreeze is toxic if consumed, but its smell can attract cats and dogs. Keep your whole family safe by repairing antifreeze leaks ASAP and thoroughly hosing down your parking spot to get rid of any lingering residue on the ground.
  • Do Ford E-150 Econoline radiators need to be cleaned? It could be a good idea to have your Ford E-150 Econoline radiator cleaned out a couple of times a year, maybe at the same time as a tire rotation or oil change.

Service Your Ford E-150 Econoline Radiator

Don’t let the heat of the moment – or of your engine – get to your head. Schedule a radiator repair or service for your 1985 Ford E-150 Econoline today.