Question about 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara
Over heating is caused by the cooling system not performing correctly. Some of these problems are easily fixed some not so easily. A good place to start is the coolant or antifreeze. if this is low or old it will not function properly. (when checking the coolant in the radiator make sure the engine is cooled down or serious injury may come to you) Radiator fan relays can go bad also. the relay is what completes a circuit turning on the radiator fans when the engine hits a certain temp. if the relay is bad the fans may not engage. if the coolant is good and the fans are good than the problem may be more severe. it is possible that your water pump is bad. this is a device witch circulates the coolant throughout your engine block. If it is bad then cooled coolant will not be passed through your engine block. A mechanic will be needed to test this problem. One last problem that happens to a lot of vehicles is the thermostat going bad. the thermostat is the device that regulates the temperature of coolant fluids that is passed out of the engine and into the radiator. an easy way to test the thermostat is to let the engine idle until it hits its normal operating temperature. at this point the thermostat should be allowing coolant to flow out of the engine block and into the radiator. If it is not working properly or is not allowing its normal amout of hot coolant through than the radiator will not get hot. if you can touch the radiator of your vehicle while it is at its normal operating temperature than this most likely will be your problem. keep in mind that the radiator may be very hot so dont just grab it. There may be other problems and these tips might not help you but if you are planning on doing any work yourself be very carefull and study up on the job at hand
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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