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I have a 2000 oldsmobil intrigue its over heating i canged water pump turmstat radiator car is still over heating 5 minuts down the road and it gets upto the red zone but if i idel it 2000rpm or over it comes down fast it even makes tumping sound from the heter hoses

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  • jayling Nov 20, 2008

    then how do i get ried of the air bubbles

  • jayling Nov 20, 2008

    is this the only way to fix this problem becouse it does not have a radiator cap its a big bottel on the side of the moter

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    My stepson is experiencing the same problem with his 1999 Alero. Within 5 to 10 minutes of starting up the coolant temp runs up, the car overheats, and most of the coolant is blasted by pressure out of the overflow tank. We've changed the thermostat (what a job that was, who thinks of where these parts go on an engine?!) and that has done nothing. We also "bled" the system using the bleeder valve but I don't think that works and is just something to keep you busy while the car overheats again. Looks like we're going to the repair shop and have the pressure test done. Thanks.

  • nyconnectn Dec 06, 2008

    My car only runs hot when driving, not idling. Had the radiator flushed & recharged, still running hot. Today it started making a knocking sound & I could feel a vibration under my feet. What's that all about? Car has 36,000miles, original owner. Will the motor sieze?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    2001 Intrigue 3.5 engine over heats, Water pump changed T sat changed driven for 1 hour over heated on high way lost some fluid from over flow re checked they found nothing wrong yet car still over heats.

  • mp9468 Feb 07, 2009

    I have a 2000 Intrigue. The temperature gage goes way up until the red light comes. I can rev the motor and it will drop back down. It is losing water (not a lot) from somewhere. Sometimes when it is registering hot, it is not actually hot. If I stop and check it, it is not really hot. What is it and how do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    thermostat on my 2000 oldsmobile intrigue fluctuates between ok and overheating but i not losing fluid. makes a clicking sound when it overheats , then drops back down to normal shortly after



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I would say you have an air lock in the cooling system and it needs to be bled. Your water pump is cavitating, meaning an air bubble developes around the water pump impellars, an can't circulate the water.

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  • mike dirt Nov 20, 2008

    You need to find someone who has a coolant pressure tester. This is a pressure pump applied to the top of the radiator, and then pressure is pumped into the cooling system, which will force the water in and around the water pump impellar. You do this will the engine is running and make sure that the coolant level is topped off first.


  • mike dirt Nov 20, 2008

    A pressure tester will fit on the plastic bottle as well. Your car may also have air bleeders near the thermostat housing, which is the highest point of the engine. Opening these air bleeders will allow the air bubbles to excape.




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