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Cooling system I have a 98 concorde. after the car heats up there is coolant and steam coming out of the resevoir. there also is no heat in the car. I did have a leak in a hose but I fixed it with pipe clamps and rubber. and it seems to be fixed(or mickey moused pretty good) I've never seen this much steam and liquid coming from the resevoir. It seems like a thermostat but would steam and coolant shoot out of the resevoir that much with a bad thermostat? the gauge inside is not telling me its overheating. unless I'm driving then it heats up really fast. but it still blows at "normal hoperating temps". I don't know. help

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  • louandiane Dec 22, 2008

    could it be a head gasket. I've been reading that it could be.

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1)yes steam will come out of the resevoir,especially with a bad rad'cap.
2)thermostats are cheap.
does your cooling fan come on?,it may be a bad sensor or relay (for fan)
3)no heat in car!?,the water pump may be bad.or the heater core is plugged,or if you have:a bad coolant valve for cab heat.(but this wont cause motor-over heating issues!)
4)you have a plugged radiator!

--sounds like a bad waterpump to me.
even if it doesnt leak,the impellers still come loose from the shaft!!

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  • laz lan Dec 23, 2008

    yes,it MAY be the head gasket,but in that case a lot of steam would come out your exhaust pipe!



    -just to make shure,do a compression test,all the ##'s should be within 10-25lbs variation for all the cyl's

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