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Tribute all sudden overheat on a cold night

Driving on freeway once hit 50 mph temp guage shot up to red zone. would sit for a awhile but once again less than a mile down the road it started to overgeat.

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    sensible_sar Jan 09, 2013

    turns out the belt tensioner snapped off. so that was replace along with the serpetine belt. now the engine light stays on? hoping its not a major repair ahead of me. suggestions?

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What motor do you have? check all the hoses see to see if any are leaking and see if the coolant level is full. may have a stuck thermostat

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  • sensible_sar
    sensible_sar Jan 09, 2013

    turns out the belt tensioner snapped off. so that was replace along with the serpetine belt. now the engine light stays on? hoping its not a major repair ahead of me. suggestions?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Jan 09, 2013

    any parts store will scan it for free,and I need the codes that are coming up

  • sensible_sar
    sensible_sar Jan 10, 2013

    code is P1299 we add coolant. the guy said the engine should reset after driving 50 miles. i havent really driiven the car due to the engine light b on. the temp guage will go right into middle of the guage. the clerk said that should not be happening due to the cool weather we are having. i drove on the freeway and the temp guage did not move. hoowever i was scared it overheat again. so i may only driven 3 miles on the highway. thoughts?

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