Question about 2003 Kia Optima
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Posted on Apr 25, 2015
Have you changed the termostat in it, Or are you shure the water pump is working (Properly) You should not leave a problem like that unatended so long It can do serious (Damage) to the engine, Like cause it to seaze up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: golf 1.6 coolant
mark 3 and 4 golfs loose water from nearside front bottom corner ov radiator ,does your heater work ok ? these cars also have water pump problems,if this is the case it pushes the water out the header tank and you wont find a leak.
Posted on Oct 19, 2008
Fill the coolant system back-up to level and pressure test the system. Check for chalky, white trails, antifreeze trails, spots on the ground, and see that the pressure is holding for more then five minutes. Could be: head-gasket, freeze plug, hose, heater core, water-pump, or radiator.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
This is very vague and hard to diagnose without more detail. I have a hunch the the brakes "locking up" is a different problem than the engine overheating. To check the engine: Remove the radiator cap from the cold radiator. Be sure the radiator in almost topped off with 50/50 antifreeze & water. Start the car and let it idle until either you can turbulence in the radiator, or the engine is getting really hot. Is the water temp gauge working? You can keep an eye on it during the process. If you see turbulence then the thermostat is opening, and the water pump is pumping. The thermostat is fairly easy to replace. The water pump is lots of work. Usually the timing belt, tentioner, pulley, and accessory belt is changed at the same time as the water pump, because the labor costs more than the parts. Hopefully nobody ever put straight water into the radiator. It causes corrosion, and lots of related problems.
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
Replace your overflow cap. You usually don't see it leaking but the cap no longer holds the psi and the water comes out and dries quickly from the heat. Try replacing the cap and I think you will be surprised at such a simple problem can cause.
Posted on Jul 03, 2010
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