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Engine overheating, no heat to interior.

Replaced Water Pump and Thermostat, seemed okay for about 50km. After 7 hours standing, Engine stayed overheated. and no heat to the interior. No water in oil, on the dipstick there are no milky signs. Could that be just an air lock or possible head gasket leak. Would a Coolant flush resolve the problem?
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  • ccn7 May 11, 2010

    Your right it sounds like a air issue in system.

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    why did you install new thermostat?

    was it because of the no heat issue?.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    engine mis and don't idle long, not smoking or overheating. engine was ran hot

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First off you have no heat most likely because you have no water. Did you bleed all air out of the line once you refilled it. the 3.1 has a bleeder screw to allow all air out. If that was not done you will be driving down the road and you will hit a air bubble that will cause your car to overheat!

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