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Vehicle's running hot and the fans are running. 2001 silhouette van

Coolant tank over runs

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Thermostat is stuck closed.

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SOURCE: vehicle is overheating...2000 oldsmobile silhouette

It's possible you have a blown head gasket. In that case, the heater core which is above the engine fills with exhaust and stops working. To verify this condition, check exhaust for excessive white smoke. If leak is still small, it's possible you won't see much. In that case have a shop check the radiator for hydrocarbons (exhaust). If the test shows any in cooling system, you definitely have a head gasket problem.
I'd also check the thermostat. Sometimes it can give similar symptom but more often than not this will trace back to the hg.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Olds Silhouette: plenty

2000 Olds Silhouette: plenty of gas in the tank but the gage will read full, 3/4 full, 1/2 full, and everywhere in between. Van runs fine. No other issues except the gage goes crazy and can't depend on what it says. ...

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SOURCE: 2001 Olds Silhouette overheating, please help

It have to be the thermostat if the water is still in the tank and the hoses on the radiator have all the pressure the water is not going in, replace the thermostat and you will be fine now the thermostat is located under the intake black hose the goes to the air filter ,take that off that way u would have enough room to get to it take the 2 screws off and is out. I hope that help you .

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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The fan relays or fan motor itself can be faulty that's why it tends to overheat. You will need to have it replaced if that's the case.

The motor shakes so bad it's because that you have a faulty TPS (throttle position sensor). If the TPS is faulty you'll have erratic idle.

One more reason why the engine shakes when driving is because the transmission fluid is burnt. If the fluid is burnt it tends not to shift so I suggest that you have the fluid replaced.

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Posted on Jan 27, 2011

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My van is running hot changed the thermostat still running what else could be wrong

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My 2001 Nissan Quest temp gauge rise to hot, cools then get hot

You better not be driving your car overheating like that and shutting off on you! It sounds like you've most likely lost all your coolant due to a leak of some sort, and your engine is overheating. I would take the vehicle to a shop make sure you don't have some kind of major coolant leak. They'll also want to do a "block-check", which is a fluid that can detect combustion vapors in the coolant, that would indicate you've blown a head gasket due to overheating. It's very bad for an engine to run without coolant, even for 10 minutes. I'd have the vehicle towed in unless the shop is right around the corner. If you'd like to check your coolant level yourself, make sure the engine is cold or at least the vehicle has been off for an hour. Checking the overflow tank level may not be good enough. You'll have to remove the radiator cap and determine if you've got any coolant in the radiator. If not use either regular pre-mixed green coolant, or if you have non pre-mixed dilute it to a 50/50 ratio coolant and water. I wouldn't continue to drive your van with it acting up like it has until you can get it checked out.

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