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Overheating in 2005 Silverado

My 2005 Silverado is overheating. I changed the theromostat and it is still overheating. Any suggestions?

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  • whatihave4u Dec 25, 2008

    The fan works with no problems. It blows both hot and cold air. Possibly a thermostat sensor?


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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Appreciate the direct "Ask me".

To your overheating concern, a few ides you could consider/explore:

  • radiator fan/fan motor. Some models uses a silica oil clutch while others require that the A/C or heater be turned on otherwise the radiator fan will not engage;
  • clogged radiator;
  • too little antifreeze, too much water in the coolant mix;
  • too soft radiator hoses;
  • the thermostat was installed in reverse or out of position.
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