Question about Cars & Trucks
Definitely replace this cap...my concern is the overheating on a long drive...this points to poor circulation, ie water pump, also check for sticking thermostat...replace and reseal. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check water pump and make sure that its working. Should be circulating antifreeze in radiator and in engine. You can also check and the head gasket and make sure its NOT blown. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
First thing first, turn off the engine wait for 15 - 20 mints, open the radiator cap and fill it up to the top then start the engine and see if it needs more water adn add as needed, then wait till you ca see the water circulating in the radiator now instead of corculating if it starts boiling out shut the engine replace the thermostat and do the whole thing again.
unless there is water in the engine the gauge will not be able to show the actual temp of the engine, so always malke sure you have water / antifreeze
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
The heat is made in the engine so if the engine is overheated and nothing else is hot, the water is not moving.
I would have suspected a thermostat also.
I would guess now that you have a dead water pump.
Karl at topgunwon.com
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
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