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1993 plymouth laser/talon/eclipse

I have a problem with driving about ten minutes and my coolant overflow bottle empties to almost nothing i did replace the radiator on it but thats all i dont see any visible leaks on the ground or in the engine help please .now i did encounter about two weeks ago it was squealing like a belt was loose but that stopped could this loose belt been my water pump or is this some other problem the car is a 1993 plymouth laser and i recently bought it

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  • plym laser Sep 22, 2008

    just curious if any one has encountered thi problem or if it is at normal fill maybe i am overfilling it

  • plym laser Oct 24, 2008

    sorry but no white smoke either nothing in oil nothing in coolant i replaced the radiator cap seems to work but last night it semed to have tried to overheat as i watched the needle travel higher and higher i get nervous then it goes back down it only did this 2 times in a 30 minute drive

  • plym laser Oct 24, 2008

    my next step is to get a new thermostat and replace hoses to see if that helps also and thanks i do have a manual and i do know how to change one i drive it almost 5 times a week for about 3 weeks now and engine sounds good and exceleration is graet on it for being a 1.8 engine non turbo

  • plym laser Oct 25, 2008

    ok man thanks i like these forums i usually go to them if i cant figure stuff out on my own but again today i traveled about 45 minutes home and 30 minutes to work and nothing its seemed to be ok coolant level is the same and the only trhing i have now is a lil bit of the engine will kinda run after i turn key to off position but i think that would have to do with my idle and iac sensor and such guy who owned this car did nothing really to take care of such a decent car

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I had the same problem with my 90 eclipse. i finally discovered it was a blown head gasket. does your exhaust smoke white? if so thats a good indicator. here is a way to test the gasket. the thread about the 120psi shop air is the way i diagnosed mine

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-seville-cadillac-eldorado-forum/8952-blown-head-gasket-how-check.html

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  • legend300 Oct 24, 2008

    ok i think i may have it now, i would say its your thermostat sticking, try a new thermostat ive had the best luck with carquest thermostats, it is not too hard to change, the housing that holds it should be connected to the upper radiator hose i believe there are only two bolts that hold it in and i think they take a 12mm socket, be sure to clean all of the old gasket off of the housing and off the head so that it will not leak when you install the new one, be sure to install a new gasket, this is inexpensive and a good place to start and hopefully the place you will end. also if your driving it before you get a chance to change it notice where the temp guage is when it finally falls and if it does it again then watch it and if it goes over normal ooperating temp try raising the rpms to like 5000, when you do this the water pump will create more pressure and be more apt to focre the thermostat open, but dont let it get any hotter than the hottest it has gotten by itself.



    if you need photos and instructiions, buy a haynes manual for your car, its $20 well spent

  • legend300 Oct 24, 2008

    ok sounds good.



    good luck



    lemme know how it treats you

  • legend300 Oct 27, 2008

    ok but i would not go any longer than you have to without changing the thermostat, cuz it can stick completely and leave you stranded or fry your engine, and the idling after you turn the key off is ususlly due to your timing being set too much in advance, check your timing with a light, it should tell you on the sticker under your hood what your timing is supposed to be set at, or have a shop do it it shouldnt be too much at all $

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