Question about 2005 GMC Sierra
I'm having a problem with this truck overheating. The truck is a 2005 GMC Sierra 1500 2 WD 5.3L V-8. So far we replaced the the water pump and the thermostat but the truck still overheats quickly. Also, when we run the heater it does not blow hot air but the gauge is running 230-260. I've noticed other people having similar issues...any help would be most appreciated..
If your sure there is no trapped air in system after refill and air bleed off, is fan clutch pulling good air thru radiator? Even if it is, the heater should have coolant as hot as what temp gage is showing! Try backwards flushing heater core (dex cool is notorious for plugging these up). There is a TSB for cracked cylinder heads from GM for unexplained coolant loss.Remove drivers side valve cover, and look at center three head bolts for coolant around them, if coolant has been getting in thru this suspect area, there will be a milky/pudding like goo under valve cover and on head. GM had a company called Castec cast these and the areas near the head bolts were found to be too porous (NO recall YET!) Ya, you guessed it, replace heads! Unfortunately, if its gotten hot to many times, it has probably hurt the heads/gaskets. Hope this helps. PS: The castec logo is under the rearmost pair of rocker arms,may have to remove them to see.
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
Hate to ask but did you put the thermostat in rightside up ? and someone else might be right did you bleed the system and get the air out of it? sometimes there is a air lock that will drive you crazy.. another thing when you replaced the water pump did it heat up before you changed it ?? if so did you put right gaskets on it for correct flow.. ? thanks Jerry if you have more holler
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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