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Old 05-31-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Sunseeker Ford E450 overheating when backing

Our 2014 Sunseeker with Ford E450 V10 is overheating when we put it in reverse and back up. Seems to go from everything is okay to immediate overheat. We had trouble at our campsite this weekend and had a mechanic reset the sensor and put in a new thermostat. On the return trip all was well while going forward but when we started to back up into our storage slot the overheating happened again.

Has anyone else had this experience or have any ideas what might be the problem.

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Old 05-31-2016, 09:07 PM   #2
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So what happens when you then drive foreword? Does the gauge show a drop in temperature?
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:11 PM   #3
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When you're in reverse you're moving slowly - there's little to no air flow through the radiators so things will get warm. Add in the added heat coming from the transmission cooler and it really taxes the engine cooling system. The solution is to make sure there is absolutely NO obstructions in the air flow (dirt and grime built up on the raiator surfaces) and that the engine's water pump is operating at peak efficiency, and that the cooling fan are working properly - the trick is to get maximum air flow through the radiators.
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check fan I suspect it is not working....
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Our 2014 Sunseeker with Ford E450 V10 is overheating when we put it in reverse and back up. Seems to go from everything is okay to immediate overheat. We had trouble at our campsite this weekend and had a mechanic reset the sensor and put in a new thermostat. On the return trip all was well while going forward but when we started to back up into our storage slot the overheating happened again.

Has anyone else had this experience or have any ideas what might be the problem.

Thanks.
Why did the mechanic change the T stat ?

What does reset THE sensor mean ?

Does the gauge go up, a overheat light come on or coolant overflow ?

Have you ever sat in traffic and seen the overheat ?

If you take it out of reverse, do thing go back to normal ?

Answers to all of the above will help troubleshoot the problem. If it happens instantly and goes away just as quick, it could be a weird, reverse light wiring thing.

An airflow issue would be just as bad stopped in drive as reverse. Its not like you are backing up fast. As far as water flow, its the same at idle in forward or reverse.
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I find it hard to believe it is really over heating. If you are backing a long ways 300-400 or more up hill maybe but the temp would go up slowly over a few minutes. If the heat shows up shifting into reverse immediately then the reverse shift lights might be grading the gauge. If you looking coolant then yes, or the overflow is filling yes. More info needed. It would seem if there is an over heating stopping at a traffic light would also do it.

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Sounds silly...

Take it slow and methodical.

Do not use the last guy as just throwing parts is the wrong thing to do always.

That is called "shot gunning it"

Get the factory chassis manual and review the maintenance section and check every part of the cooling system.

Later engine control systems do odd things like bumping throttle if steering wheel turned so an electric fan may not be operating.
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I would think this is a wire issue if it happens only in reverse.
Possibly when engine pulls the to the left as it does in reverse something could be getting pinched or chaffed.
If you are going to take it to a dealer make sure you can duplicate it and show the tech exactly whats happening.
This is the kind of thing you tell the service advisor and the the story the tech gets is
"it's overheating".
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It's two years old. It should be fixed under the powertrain warranty by a Ford dealer, right?
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