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2003 grand am overheatting

First the water pump was replaced for the 2nd time since new and started overheatting some so i replaced the thermastat and then after a wk it started to over heat to the point that it shuts it's self off

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You need to have the engine checked for leaking headgaskets. Any shop can quickly yea or na this

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1. I would in the first place try to isolate this problem to a faulty thermostat and /or wrong fitment.

2. Get a new thermostat that is the correct spec for the vehicle. If you don't know check with the dealer.

3. Make sure you are positioning the thermo correctly in its seat and when connecting everything back up there is nothing impeding coolant flow like a poorly fitted gasket.

4. Importantly make sure that when connecting the cooling system back up and after topping it up with the correct coolant you purge the cooling system of air. If you do not do this the vehicle will overheat and potential engine damage will result.
Many vehicles have bleeder screws in place to bleed out air from the cooling system. Consult the workshop manual for the vehicle for advice on the correct procedure for bleeding air from your cooling system.

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That is really quick, like you are getting no water flow at all. Make sure that a radiator hose is not collapsing enough to stop the flow. If possible on that model, take off the radiator cap and shine a light to see if the water passages in the radiator are clogged up with rust or sediment. If this started after the new thermostat was installed, make sure it was not put in backwards.

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SOURCE: 2004 jeep grand cherokee overheating.

This happened to me. After I had my power steering pump replaced. It took me 3 places to finally find out the problem. When the garage put the power steering back on they didn't get it on correctly, I don't understand all the details but it somehow I was getting radiator fluid on my belts. Which caused no heat and overheating. It took a radiator place to figure this out. I took it to Jeep and they told me it was the power steering pump.

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My 2000 jetta gl is overheating the thermastat is good and the fans work but when you turn on the heater only cold air blows hi can somebody help me, i have a 2000 jetta gls 2.0 with 195000 km. the...

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