My truck is over heating and steaming alot and i have no heat in side i live in calgary and its -30 most days i just move here and on the move i over heated so i put water in and forgot about it so now this cold hits and you just it i have a block of ice in my truck
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Tristin, none of the options are good, every thing you said points to head gasket ,exhaust gasses are getting in to coolant side of motor via head gasket, at the same it builds pressure in coolant side over heating motor , see what tail pipe looks like water coming out ? or a steam build up when driving , a pluged thermastate ,can start over heating problems that may lead to further damage.
sorry to be the bearer of not to good news . weigh all your options and do your research ,before making a decision.. really good luck.
hope this helped . Woody
Smoking where.? tail pipe end.? over heats, when, moving at 60mph or only stopped.? if that smoke is during a hot running motor, and is steam the head gasket blew (or worse) oil smoke burnt lingers a long time, steam goes away fast like tea pot. smoke smells like burned oil, steam smells disgusting sweet due to the coolant is 1/2 Glycol. over heating has many reasons. only stopped?, bad rad, bad pump, bad stat, bad fan clutch.(or elect fan) fails to over heat moving, usually is bad fan (action) steam at tail is coolant burning.
try the thermostat, located on the top radiator hose. top side of engine. also does it steam?? does it lose water but no leak, does the heat blow hot? if your heat isnt hot and it steams and loses water you may have a cracked head or head gasket. if you have heat, doesnt lose water and doesnt steam it may also be your water pump. most pumps will leak visibly from the weep hole when running
this is a common problem if you use the seat heater alot.one or both of the seat heater elements will have burned up or broken.where i live it is very cold most of the time and i have replaced hundreds of the seat heater elements.it is rare for it not to be one or both of the elements.
I would have the control module checked. It is mounted to the back of the distributor. You can take it by any autozone to be tested. This component heats up and then starts to break down inside,, when it cools back off then you are able to start back up until it goes completely out.