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Still running hot

Changed thermostat changed water pump... still runs hot no heat

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Is it just reading hot on the gauges or is running hot from under the hood.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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Have the cooling system pressure tested. If it holds pressure, that's a good thing. If it doesn't hold pressure, you may have a leaking head gasket. What may be happening is the crack in the head gasket could be blowing hot air into the cooling system causing it to overheat.

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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You need to make sure you don’t have an air lock. Find the bleeder valve for the coolant system and release the air. If you can’t find the bleeder, find the highest hose for the coolant system and make sure coolant is flowing through it.

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Is the fan clutch working? Also check for something blocking the radiator. like paper or some other sort of road debris.

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your clutch on cooling fan could be faulty or your radiators cores is blocked and restricted.also grilled could be blocked restricting air flow.

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevy Malibu - have changed out thermostat

check to make sure fans are working for radiator. if not check coolant tempurature sensor, fuses, and relay. is all air out of coolant system!

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