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Overheating again long story short...the heater stop, then out of the blue car overheating, No warning of temperature light.Replaced, head,thermostate,temperate sensor, flushed radiator, new sparkplugs, coolant cleaned and fulled.tested fans to see if they worked.thou the heater was never looked at??. car running great... until stuck inn traffic. overheating occurrs. no warning light, just stream from bonnet. what have i missed?????? heater matrix? and why isnt that dam light coming on. the heater just blows cold air.please help me with this on-going- nightmare . model is ka

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  • dollydaggar Feb 10, 2009

    many thanks for your advice,will put head to the grindstone again, the heater stopped working long before the engine did its cooking number. i will let you no what awaits me under that bonnet,also have a steering problem you might want to share yur wisdom on it. thanks again joelukas2

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The heater stopped working because there was no coolant in it. Your real question is where is the water going.

Have the cooling system pressure tested to be sure you have no leaks. You said you had the radiator flushed, I suspect some of the tubes are blocked, it should be dissassembled and rodded then cooked out. Not just flushed. You problem is in traffic, low speed. The car starts to over heat, it blows the water out of the overflow, the level is down, the heater stops working, then you are out of water in the engine and overheating.


BTW ground the wire that goes to the warning light sensor and be sure it lights the warning light. If htis is the case the sensor is bad. I assume when you turn the key on but before starting the light does work then, correct? That means the bulb is ok, that does not check the sensor.

Good Luck!

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