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Over heating I have a 1993 skylark V6 and the engine overheats. coolant circulates and there is no water in the oil or from the tail pipe. I have removed the thermostat and still have the same problem. what am I overlooking?

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  • ncrprop Dec 05, 2008

    I have a 1995 Buick skylark and it also overheats and we removed the thermostst and it still overheats.


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Mike, You need to check a couple of things, check your radiator now that your thermostat is ruled out! also water pump, if you heard some squealing lately could be a possibility! You ruled out head damage, no water in oil tail pipe cool too! My thought is water pump, or radiator! I Can talk to my bro tommorrow a mechanic since 16 and now 43 Make sure your fan is working too.

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