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Running hot changed the thermostat changed the water pump...still runs hot no heat

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    I have the same problem. The engine is overheating. The temp gauge reads high then low...repeatedly. alot of coolant leaked out, then the check engine light came on, as well as the ets light. Any help would be appreciated.

  • scerlemann Feb 11, 2009

    car would overheat. would climb when idling. heat stopped working. when driving, temp would come down a little. other day temp spiked and blew radiator hose. radiator was full. don't know. All fixed now and new battery. car starts, runs rough, ets light on. after three minutes check engine light comes and car just shuts off? Please help

  • John Jon May 11, 2010

    did you over heat this car and loose all the coolant on the ground please specify

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I have changed the thermostat and it still runs hot

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Bleed the system da

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  • shawndaconno Jan 25, 2009

    run it until hot ,shut off engine and open bleeder screw,just like bleeding brakes,and close it ,do over and aver until all air is out,can also bleed air out by twisting top radiator hose,verycommon issue on these cars,easily fixed

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Check the Tension on the Belt. If it is not tight enough or you need a New Tensioner for the Belt, It will run hot. It is not letting the Water Pump Cool the Motor fast enough. You might also Check the Radiator. If the Radiator is Even a Little Clogged, It will overheat. Also, Check the Fan clutch, If it is not working Properly, You will overheat. Let me know what you find!

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