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1992 chrysler lebaron convertible v6 3.0 Radiator problem

I have a problem with my Chrysler Lebaron I believe it's the radiator but would like a second opinion. I had to re thread a spark plug hole on it recently and after it hasn't run very well sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't it overheats and there seems to be a lot of smoke coming out of the engine.

When I popped the hood to look I noticed the fan had not come on and that the car had overheated very quickly before it had started to smoke. Before this had happened it had been running fine for over an hour.

I brought it to a mechanic and asked him to check the head for me it was close to his closing so he just checked the head and told me it was fine.

Anyone have any idea what this could be caused by? I'm sure it's the fan but I'm worried there could be a more serious issue along with it.

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  • machadojr_fe Dec 04, 2008

    It has a carburettor. the temperature gauge is going all the way to the red. the car is overheating when i Drive it but not when it is idle. I only used water in the radiator because it is leaking to much to keep putting in antifreeze. I had my mechanic check the water pump he said it is ok. I think it may be the sensor I'm not sure how to fix it but I will find out and check that asap.

  • machadojr_fe Dec 05, 2008

    It was not the sensor though while I check I rechecked the fuses and relays and noticed that there were 2 for the radiator fan and 1 relay the relay got power but the fuses are not getting any so I am going to replace them and see if that was the problem. The leaking has stopped too since I put some stop leak in it because it was just a small pinhole leak in the radiator.

  • machadojr_fe Dec 07, 2008

    The fuses were not the problem I replaced them with new ones and they are getting power but the fan is still not turning on.

  • machadojr_fe Dec 19, 2008

    It ended up being the radiator and a leaky hose near the bottom of the block.

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Have this car fuel injection ore carburettor?Are the electrik fan on the radiator? What are the temratur gauge showing whwn the engine overheat? are the car overheating when you drive? If the are el fan , you must check if the fan get 12v when the engine are warm. If you not get 12 v you must check the sensor som start the el fan.
Another things coul be the water pump, ore the termostat. Did you use glykol (anti freze) ore only water on the radiator?

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • Jan Jensen Dec 04, 2008

    The sensor for the fan should stay on the radiator , it shall be 2 wired to the sensor , if you find the sensor you can takke of the plug and put a conect to the plug betwen they two wires , then the fan shall start. Another thing are on the fan , takke of the plug and conect one wired from negative pole and one from positive pol to the wired on the fan , the fan shall start. Then you can try to drive , so you can se if the fan are the problem. If the car not overheat the are the fan. if the engine still get warm is a another problem. And you must stopp the leaking , because you get air in the colant system to the engine .

  • Jan Jensen Dec 08, 2008

    can you check the plug on the fan , and se if you get 12v there. And check if the are some corisjon on the contact on the fan.If the are the (use elektroclean on spray). Another fault could be the brushes in the fan engine.You can try to put 12 v from the battery to the fan engine.And if it start it are ok , if not you must check the fan engine and maybe replace it with a new one.

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