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Cooling system The cooling system of my engine does not work The temperature of the water get higher and higher until it boiled than I have to stop and let the engine get cool after a few minutes.The reservoir of the water empties by a strong evaporation. I cannot even touch the cork. my car is a fiat strada diesel

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  • itsourdave Jan 23, 2009

    i rode through a huge puddle and the same thing happens. i think it could be something to do with the thermostat sensor as fuses, fan motorand switches seem to be fine



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Get the water pump inspected and changed if neccessary

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If i just put water and no coolant could this make my car over heat

No your car will not overheat, but it is advisable to my 50% coolant on the water to prevent deposits of rust and other debris that may affect the effectiveness of the cooling system.

Mar 26, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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2 Auto techs have told me that I could be rapidly losing water out of my 2003 Ford Windstar van , because there is too much air in the radiator hoses.. Could this be true.?

first of all the only air is in those two putzs heads do you know if stop leak was put into the system if yes you have to get it out if you don't know look for an either grayish or tan gritty sand type substance in the cap and on the top of the coolant bottle also there is a reddish brown molasses looking crud that could be in there these stop leaks must be removed if found because they clog up every passage for the coolant to pass through in the head the heater core the engine block and the radiator causing the water which you have in the system not to circulate to be cooled off thus causing the water to boil and turn to steam and then the higher than normal pressure then cause's the radiator cap to release excess pressure and the water is escaping as steam from being boiled.if you do not see stop leak then check for a leak in the system also check for excess steam coming from the tail pipe if so the water is leaking through an either cracked head/engine block/blown head gasket if not evaluation of the engine running condition is needed if its shaking or very unsteady idle a sensor maybe bad and this is causing the motor to run hot and the water is boiling off what ever the case you must not use regular sink water because it will cause a high scaling condition from the minerals in it you must only use distilled water for the cooling system and the battery the sink water will cause clogging up of the water passages resulting in loss of circulation which equals higher temperature boiling and higher pressure from the water pump trying to push water that has no where to go from the clogged system and since the cold weather is here you must get the water out and put in antifreeze at a higher mixture then 50/50 try to put some extra straight antifreeze in then the 50/50 mixture to bring it up in concentration if you fail to do this now you will crack your engine block cylinder head heater core radiator and your hoses will explode from the freezing water when water freezes it expands and a frozen engine from 100% water will crack very quickly in frigid temperatures so you can post back about your progress and please understand I am not there to check the car myself and one other thing the only air in the system is in those two idiots brains please do not go to them anymore they are very uninformed and they shouldn't even be balloon salesmen at the zoo never mind working on cars just so you know who is here with you I've been working on cars for 50 years and 6 months and I'm a taxi fleet mechanic for one of the biggest cities in the country and a fleet of 350 cars that all end up in my hands pleading please Stevie help me after every shift that they get beat to ***** by the craziest people on the earth today I've seen everything you could imagine and so have the cars so feel confident here that what I say is what the possibilities listed are there's still a few more but the fact that your running on water tells me there is a leak or stop leak or a bad sensor throwing the timing off so check the cooling part first if there's a check engine light on get it scanned for free at auto zone get codes even if you don't see the light do it anyway the bulb could be burned out and when the check engine light is on the computer puts the whole system in open loop mode which is just to get the car to the mechanic not to keep driving it open loop is the worst possible values just to keep it running and will cause water to boil over especially on an old motor with high mileage so that's it for now and post back with progress on your merry mechanic journey and I will get back to you when I can HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND EVERYONE WHO COMES ACROSS THIS POST YOU TO JEFF THE MASTER NO PUN INTENDED OH! YES IT WAS STEPHEN

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I flash my radiator and change thermostat and still overheating and temperature light what should I do......

Check for proper water pump operation and belt routing also check to see if you cooling fan is working also pressure test the system and radiator cap ( water boils at a higher temp when under pressure so the system and cap must Hold at least 14 psi) if the coolant is not under pressure it can boil in the block and heads and the bubbles will prevent proper cooling

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I just changed the thermostat in my 04 ford Taurus now the heater blows cold air when idile trying to burp the cooling but it won't work what could be wrong

Check if it is the right temperature range thermostat for your car. All thermostats look the same, but have different temperature ratings. Did you install it backwards? That can sometimes be the problem. (from experience!).

Take the thermostat out of the car and test it. Don't assume that because it is new, it will work. Sometimes sitting on a shelf in a parts dealer's warehouse, it can get "stuck". Take the thermostat out of the car and put it in a bucket. Most thermostats open from about 170 to 180 degrees F. Boiling water is 212 degrees F.

Boil a pot of water, and then pour it into the bucket with the thermostat in it, such that the entire thermostat is under the boiling water. You should see the thermostat valve open. Don't worry, you won't hurt the thermostat. It is actually built to take temperatures higher than boiling water because the car's cooling system is pressurized and so can exceed the boiling point of water, without the water turning to steam.

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Did you have the head checked for warping and crack tested. because combusting gas is finding its way into the cooling system. have you replaced the thermostat .

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That is normal cooling fan operation. the fans are computer controlled and not turned on until the engine reaches the pre programmed temperature, that is about 185-195F

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Engine overheating i have replaced the radiator has plenty of water

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Removed my thermostat and tested it in boiling water and it was opening correctly so I re-installed it. After that the water in the radiator boils, and move to the reserve tank, without the electric fans...

your cooling sustem is airbound.i suspect you have little or no warm air coming out of heater.while filling with engine running remove outlet heater hosefrom heater core.this alone will purge 90% of air from system.

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I have such problem on audi s4 b5 2.7bt . when i switching off ignition and turn it on after several minutes, the water temperature is about 110 degree, and after this when i drive everything goes ok....

What you describe is quite normal. While the engine is running and the coolant is circulating the thermostat maintains the engine within its operating temperature range. When the engine is switched off there is still considerable heat within the engine and the coolant will continue to absorb this heat. With no coolant circulation, the coolant inside the engine will register a temperature rise to the extent your gauge measures. This temperature rise may persist for up to 15 minutes until the natural thermo-syphon of the cooling system starts to dissipate this heat build up and the engine starts to cool down. Because the cooling system is pressurised, the coolant is prevented from boiling off at this temperature above boiling point. Once the engine is restarted the coolant flow is re-established taking this excess heat from the engine and the system temperature returns to normal.

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How do you put water in the radiator

  1. Step1.Shut the motor off and leave the vehicle parked for at least an hour. The engine must be completely cool before it's safe to touch.
  2. Step2Mix water with coolant before adding it to the radiator. Use half water and half antifreeze. Coolant freezes at a lower temperature and boils at a higher temperature than plain water, so it continues to circulate and cool the engine at temperatures that would freeze or overheat water. Antifreeze also has additives that deter corrosion in the radiator and engine.
  3. Step3Pour 50/50 antifreeze and water into the coolant recovery reservoir. The container is marked to show full coolant levels for hot or cold engines. Fill the tank to the mark for a cold engine to ensure enough fluid for the radiator and the rest of the cooling system.

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