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crownvictorias2006 overheating all the time


Do you think that it's overheating because the temperature light is on? If so, then it's possible that you have a bad temperature sensor and not an overheating engine.
Look for other signs of engine overheating :
1. Sluggish engine operation.
2. Detonation upon acceleration (pinging).
3. Rough, uneven engine idle.
4. Coolant boiling in overflow tank.
If your vehicle is experiencing these symptoms, then overheating is indicated. One of the most common cases of overheating is a bad thermostat. Another common problem is a faulty cooling fan or fan circuit. The cooling fan can be checked by running the engine at operating temperature and turning on the AC control. if the fan does not come on, then a problem with the fan circuit is indicated. The thermostat can be checked by placing a cooking thermometer on the motor near the upper radiator hose where it attaches to the motor. the temperature should not go above 225deg. If it does, then replace the thermostat. If the temperature stays at or below this rating, then replace the temperature sensor. I hope that this information helps you with your problem and thank you for using Fixya.com.

WARNING : Be very careful when working around cooling systems when the engine is at operating temperature. DO NOT open the radiator cap (if equipped) or even the overflow tank cap when the system is hot. Always wear safety glasses. Remember that electric cooling fans can operate at any time, even after the engine is off. Keep hands away from fan when working in the engine compartment.

Jun 01, 2011 | 2006 Ford Crown Victoria

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engine fluctuating and cutting out all the time when slowing down to stop cos the revs drop too low


Hi.

If engine revolutions are going up and down even when you are driving, then you have a problem with the EGR valve.

If problem is only when engine is idle, most common fault is the IAC (idle air control) valve, which regulates air when engine is idle. If IAC is OK, check air intake and the sensors installed in the air intake (MAF and IAT). The sensors detect the amount and temperature of air coming into the intake and determine the right amount of air to be mixed with fuel and injected.

There are more problems that even if less frequently can cause rough idle. A good thing to do would DBII DTC scan can be done for free at the nearest Autozone.

Regards.

Ginko

May 31, 2011 | 1996 Audi A4

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how to change the thermostat


For 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L SFI DOHC 8cyl check thie how to replace a Thermostat:

Parts:
1. Thermostat

Tools:
1. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
2. Needle Nose Pliers
3. Screwdriver
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Socket Set
6. Radiator Hook Tool

Steps:
Step 1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Make sure the vehicle has cooled down before inspection.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.


Step 2 Remove the vehicle’s radiator cap and use a radiator pressure tester to check for leaks.

Step 3 Drain out some of the engine coolant in the radiator so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing to prevent leaking when replacing the thermostat.

Step 4 If necessary, remove the upper radiator hose.
o Tip: A twisting motion may help to initially break the upper radiator hose loose. You can also use a flathead screwdriver to help pry the hose off. Make sure not to damage the hose.

Step 5 Remove the thermostat housing bolts.

Step 6 Remove the thermostat housing.

Step 7 Remove the thermostat.
o Tip: Make sure to note the way the thermostat is installed. Installing the thermostat backwards will affect how the cooling system performs.

Step 8 Clean the mounting surfaces. Install the new thermostat as it was removed and always use a new thermostat gasket.

Step 9 Reinstall thermostat housing and tighten mounting bolts evenly. If applicable, reconnect the upper radiator hose.

Step 10 Refill the cooling system with coolant.

Step 11 Start the vehicle with the radiator cap off and allow the engine to run for several minutes. This allows the air bubbles to escape the cooling system.

Step 12 Reinstall the radiator cap.

Step 13 Run the engine until up to normal operating temperature. Remember to keep an eye on the temperature gauge to prevent overheating.


Hope helps (remember rated)

May 31, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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What tools do I need to remove a radiator out of a 1996 chevy cavalier?


To Replace a Radiator check this procedure...

Tools:
1. Combination Wrench Set
2. Screwdriver
3. Flashlight
4. Cooling System Pressure Tester
5. Needle Nose Pliers
6. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
7. Socket Set

Supplies:
1. Coolant

Steps:
1 Open the hood and locate the vehicle’s radiator.
o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.

2 With the engine off and cold, remove the radiator cap.

3 Place a drain pan under the radiator. Remove the drain plug or remove the lower radiator hose to drain the cooling system.
o Tip: Twisting the hose or using a screwdriver may allow easier removal.
o Tip: Lifting the vehicle will give better access to the lower radiator hose.

4 Remove the upper radiator hose.

5 Remove the radiator fan shroud or remove the electric cooling fan assembly.
o Tip: Transmission cooler lines will need to be removed when replacing the radiator.

6 Remove the radiator.
o Tip: Some older metal radiators can be taken to radiator repair shops for repair.

7 Install the new or repaired radiator. Make sure it is aligned.

8 Install the lower radiator hose and clamp.
o Tip: Replace the hose and clamps if necessary.

9 Install the radiator fan shroud or electric cooling fan assembly.

10 Install the upper radiator hose and clamp.

11 Fill the radiator and radiator reservoir with a 50/50 mix of coolant and distilled water.

12 Install the radiator pressure tester and check for additional leaks.

13 Re-install the radiator cap and start the engine.

14 Monitor the engine temperature.
o Tip: DO NOT allow the engine to overheat.

15 Road test the vehicle, maintaining supervision over the temperature gauge.

16 Verify repair by inspecting for leaks or overheating.


Good luck; remember comment and rated this help.

May 28, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I need to change the fuel filter on my 91 oldsmobile bravda and i need details such as how to do it...where it's located and if i need to jack up the car to get to it.


You are going to need a 5/8 inch wrench and a 13/16 inch wrench it is under your car on the left hand side bolted to frame rail about 3ft towards engine. you will need to release fuel pressure first,that can be done by looseing one side of fuel filter wear safety glasses. Fuel will squirt out.After you have replaced filter prime system by turning key to the on position 2 or3 times without starting then start THANKS TIM

Feb 17, 2010 | 1992 Oldsmobile Bravada

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