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Engine overheat How much will it cost me to have the flush done? There might be a coolant blockage to cause the engine overheat. Can I do the flush myself? The car is Monte Carlo 1996. (I am not sure of the jargon, but hope that what I wrote can be understood). Thanks for your help.

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Replace the thermostat it is very cheap

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Where is the sensor for regulating the temperature R


There is no electronic coolant temp regulator. That is what the thermostat is for as it regulates the flow of coolant between the engine and radiator by opening and closing based on coolant temp. It is mechanical in operation and operates independently of everything else. If it is faulty and is stuck closed or partly closed you will get an overheat condition.

If you still have an overheating problem after what has been done then it could be due to one of these factors if all else is ok...

1. Air remaining in the cooling system retarding coolant flow. It is imperative that all air is bled from the cooling system or you will get an overheat condition cause by air blocks. If you still see bubbles appearing in the coolant this is an indication that there is still air in the system or you may have the issue described in 3. Manufacturer procedures need to be followed for effective air bleeding of the cooling system after radiator coolant has been changed.

2. A partial blockage in the radiator or in the engine retarding coolant flow due to a build up of debris.

3. Combustion gasses leaking into the cooling system via a failed head gasket will cause an overheat condition. This will show up as bubbles in the coolant when the engine is running and can be checked by doing a leak down test on each cylinder. You might also have some coolant escaping into the cylinders and white exhaust emissions can be an indication of this. If you have been running the engine in an overheated condition this can very easily cause a head gasket to fail and a cylinder head to warp or even crack.



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How can I get it to stop running hot?


How do you stop the Chev Impala running overheated?

You don't want to be running the engine in an overheat condition or you will cause very expensive engine damage many times what it will cost you to fix the current issue. It can be running hot for many reasons so have a competent professional mechanic check it over without delay and identify the cause(s). The causes can be many as outlined below:

1. You may have radiator coolant loss from an external leak source in the cooling system or a coolant leak from inside the engine that is resulting in a low coolant level.

2. You may have a partial blockage in the system from debris in the radiator or in the engine coolant passages that is retarding coolant flow through the cooling system.

3. The coolant thermostat may be sticking and not fully opening which will retard the very hot coolant flow from the engine to the radiator.

4. The water pump may be failing from badly corroded impeller blades but this is less likely on your 2008 but still a possibility.

5. You may have compression gasses from the engine leaking into the cooling system via a failed cylinder head gasket. In that event bubbles will show up in the coolant and the coolant will overheat.

6. Your radiator cap may be faulty and may be allowing coolant to flow into the overflow reservoir but not back again into the radiator during the cool down when the engine is off.

As mentioned, have it investigated and the cause identified without delay to avoid expensive engine damage.

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It overheats after a continuous drive of about 100kms


There are items you need to check.
1. Is the cooling system losing coolant. If so the engine will overheat and you need to find the location of the leak. It may be internal to the engine or an external leak from a hose, a water pump seal or a crack in the radiator or a failing radiator cap.

2. Is the electric radiator fan coming on when the engine coolant temperature increases? If the coolant is getting hot the fan or fans should be running. If not your need to detect the cause of the fan not starting .

3. You may have a partial blockage in the radiator with a build up of debris which is slowing coolant flow through the radiator or a partial blockage in the cooling jackets in the engine. Coolant needs to be removed from the engine every few years, the radiator flushed out and then new coolant is added to the system.

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What cause of overheat from engine


an engine will overheat if the rad cooling fan is not working, this will have to be check to see if its the fan motor, the fan relay. low coolant level, top up coolant check for leaks. could be head gasket problem, bad water pump(impeller worn).

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Hello i have a2009 pt cruiser with a antifreeze leak but i cannot find the leak anywhere seems that the engine can overheat a little when i drive then stop seems like cooling fan is coming on i am going to...


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Overheating changed thermostat done bleeding new coolant new hoses still overheats waterpump is good no blockage


if you've flushed the system, and made all those changes, ( be sure the thermostat is placed spring towards the motor) you may have a head gasket or warped head issue

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Engine overheats


Have you done a coolant flush recently sometimes it gets gummy in the radiator and clogs the fins making it so the coolant just keeps getting heated up instead of cooler causing your engine temp to rise and nothing cooling it down or you need a new water pump because it might not be getting in all the cooland if the pump is bad

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Heater not workin, sprinter 311


Check the coolant level for over heating issue.If the coolant is low then car will overheat.Also if coolant is getting leaked then also due to that car overheats.Also if there is blockage of coolant in heater core tube then it can be one more reason.Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses on the firewall that go to the heater core, and flush the heater core out thoroughly with a garden hose.The heater not working,for this check the heater blower motor ,If the motor is faulty then heater will not start.Other cause of heater not getting started is faulty thermostat and faulty coolant temperature sensor.This are the possibilities that are to be checked.Thanks.

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I Have a 1997 cadillac sts over heating problem


The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line(small hose).The purge line is designed to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank (not the cap) ,this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.
If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.
The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side close to the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.

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My car overheats quick is a cadilac 97 ceville


The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line(small hose).The purge line is designed to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank (not the cap) ,this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side to near the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.

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