Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Took car to general motors in media pa technicians do not know what is wrong with the car
First make sure your fan is working, if ok you can try the following, in any order you want, Disconnect heater core hoses, put water through them and see if its flowing, is it missfiring? you can also run a combustion leak test. you can get the tools at autozone or napa its cheap,
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Overheating Intrigue
Check your coolant level and see if it is down. If you have checked heads you will notice your engine oil beginning to turn milky white.
If you want a more complete check for cracked heads, plug all spark plugs, and if you can get a coolant pressure tester, pump it up to 12 or 13 psi and then crank the engine over. Watch for water to spray out of one of the cylinders.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
You didn't mention replacing your water pump....that is what it is if you have NOT replaced it.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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I can't give you any specifics on how to change your water pump, but I can answer your questions about the thermostat. Yes, the heat will work withou a thermostat. And yes, a car will overheat without one, especially in the summer months. The purpose of a thermostat is to allow cooler water to flow into your block, but also to allow the water adequate time to be cooled in the radiator. Without the thermostat, water is continuously cycling through your coolant system, getting hotter and hotter. Often I see people with malfunctioning thermostats jsut remove them, sometimes on the side of the road, just to get where they're going.
Posted on May 02, 2011
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