Question about 2005 Chevrolet Equinox
A couple of weeks ago, the drive belt on our equinox broke, a friend offered to repair it, and did. A couple of days later the car started overheating, I noticed the lower hose connecting from the radiator had come loose, I retightend it and thought it was fixed after I Added more radiator fluid.
Unfortunately, I was wrong, the car overheats when warming up in the driveway. I was thinking it might be a thermostat and haven't fixed it yet, I'm just trying to find out what other things it might be, or should I give up and bring it to a mechanic?
This could be Caused by a Faulty Tensioner not keeping the Belt Tight enough or even the Thermostat. Check the Belt and see how tight it is First.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Take rad cap off when cool enough & start engine with heater (not defrost ) on. Let it run for a while that way & re-fill coolant as necessary. I let the rad fan come on & off 2 or 3 times before i put that cap back on just to make sure I have all of the air out of the cooling system. It should come on each time the coolant reaches operating temperature & thermostat opens allowing hot coolant to circulate through rad, thus fan comes on to cool it again for next time through. Then put rad cap back on, top up return bottle to proper level & see what happens.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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