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Car gets hot when i idle..

The coolant is full everything seems fine when i drive it doesn't get hot...but when i'm stuck in traffic and idle for let's say 4 minutes later my car starts to get hot...but when i start moving and driving it cools down....why?

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  • guitarsrule Mar 07, 2009

    I just started today with the same problem..I get to a stop for a few minutes and the temp gauge starts going toward the red zone, then i move and it is fine..I checked and the blower is indeed working..Any ideas?

  • brett Sep 08, 2014

    it is the water pump it needs to be replaced

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Change your thermostat it may not be opening all the way

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Your Thermostat has failed and needs to be replaced. Also, check to see if your fans turn on. If they don't then you need to see what the deal is with that. That could be a relay problem or it failed completely. That is why when you are stopped the car gets hot and then when you start to move again it cools down. So, I will provide you information on replacing the Thermostat on your 2003 Buick Century.

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Sounds like a faulty cooling fan or cooling fan relay get them checked?hope this helps.adrian

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