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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like there could be an air pocket in your cooling system. If the job was done by a mechanic take it back. If a "friend" helped you, tell him to rebleed the system. Also seems like your water pump might be bad. If it was overheating before changing the thermostat and is still doing the problem only worse then I would assume the pump needs to be changed. If the pump is bad, there is no doubt that air is in the system still and causing the overheating to occur even faster.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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more than likely the thermostat has stuck open. Or opening to soon not allowing the car to reach normal operating temperature. I would start by replacing the thermostat. Clearing the code and running a drive cycle and see if the code comes back. if the code does not return problem solved. if it does return replace the coolant temp sensor.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
My mechanic has had my Silhouette for two weeks for the same problem. Engine Tempurature is running at 195 degrees when the gauge is pegged on overheat. Normal operating temp for this van is 220. So it is not overheating. Had the cooling/heating system flushed and refilled, bled and topped off. Still the gauge is up and down like a yoyo. Still looking for answers.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Start the engine when cool, remove rad cap and start engine and let it run with the heater on. (not defrost) Top up coolant as needed in rad, and let it run until either the rad fan comes on and off 2 or 3 times, or you can see increased flow in rad from thermostat opening. It will obviously happen after it reaches operating temperature, so watch after gauge gets close to there. Wait until you see that flow 2 or 3 times or fan comes on and off before you put cap on, and fill return bottle to proper level as well. That should cure it, by getting air out of system, and coolant flowing through heater core.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
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