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Overheating engine When riding in town or sitting at a stop light, the engine temperature rises quickly. What can I do to help keep the engine cooler?

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Can be more wise to removethe thermostat flush radiator and fit new thermostat and new radiator cup.

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Could easliy be your water pump. The coolant in the radiator isn't being forced through the engine by the water pump causing the coolant to be cool and motor overheating. A thermostat can also cause this problem, but I belive it's the water pump.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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there is a valve on the water pump and one on the thermostat housing open those up one at a time until you get a little bit of antifreeze come out then tighten them back up. All you will be doing is bleeding the air out of the cooling system. my car was doing the same thing after I changed my thermostat.

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change your thermostat, and your temperature sensor. The sensors can have a tiny crack in them and cause a lot of problems. Once this is done you should notice a difference. Special note, check to ake sure your fan is coming on, and that your water pump is good. Remember if you change your water pump, you must change your timing belt. If you don't you will be replacing them both in under 6 months. Also make sure your coolant is still good.

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behind front grill (near engine coolant blower motor) you have two relays for engine blower motor and resistor. Or one of this relay is foulty (or wires in conector) (oxidation becouse of the wather), or the resistor is broken. yours engine have two speed (stage) fan and probably first does not work. you can check when engaging AC first stage should work instantly. second start in about 100°C

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SOURCE: 2001 chevy monte carlo is overheating when driving

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If your engine cools down when moving fast, you either have a problem with your water pump or your electric fans that cool off your radiator and a/c condenser. This is controlled by a temperature switch, but these fans should kick on instantly when A/C is selected.

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Overheating problem, what is the most probable cause?


You need to stop using it immediately before you
cause some damage or more than you may already have
That is just common sense. It should not overheat or
be any different than it was in the past without problem

The car has to be checked over/diagnosed,tested,etc for
various issues to resolve

Borrow or Rent a car until resolved

No way to guess at the problem

You should have some type of codes avail even
if the check light isn't on,you need professional help
to get a start on resolving

The timing belt maybe worn & jumped or the head gasket
bad.

Over heating isn't usually a cheap repair unless the thermostat
sticks partially closed

The RPM moves around the car is 11 years old,so it may just
need a though going over

Timing Belt,O2 Sensors,Exhaust Converter,Spark Plugs
and such

If you depend on a repair shop to do things & don't
have the knowledge to request work done throughout
the year,then you run into a lack of proactive preventative
maintenance situation. Most things are simple looking
back, once resolved

Sep 06, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Prizm

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Engine overhiting ml 320 cdi


remove thermostat with cold engine assembly again check the belt fit new radiator cup blead your sistem and drive 1/2 hur ef stil over heating you have radiator blockige.

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Cooling system problem for Pontiac Grand Am GT 1999, Starts overheating when sitting still but starting the A/C helps cool it.


If it has an electric radiator fan (not AC fan) The radiator fan is not working. Possible coolant sensor or switch.

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2000 Buick LeSabre Engine dies suddenly after car sits overnight and driven normally on first trip of the day in the morning. Engine temp. gauge rises to 162-164, then stops rising. It is then or shortly...


Hi! The MAF (mass air flow) sensor is surely faulty. The MAF has big contribution on the engine performance specially on the idling an vacuum supply. If the MAF is faulty the rpm will drop eratically or die. Regarding the overheating problem, you may want to check the radiator blower for it may be tripping that sometimes it works and sometimes won't. This can be a good cause. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Sep 23, 2010 | Buick LeSabre Cars & Trucks

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Over heating


When your temperature gauge reaches "H' it may too late to prevent a major breakdown. Knowing the symptoms of an overheated car and how they occur may be the difference between being inconvenienced and incapacitated.
Identification:---Other than a low oil level or low oil pressure light, there is not a more significant part of a car's instrumentation than a rising temperature gauge or a glowing "Hot" light. These lights are really the only confirmation a driver has that his car is really overheating. It is the identification of the symptoms of an overheating car that enable the motorist to avert a badly damaged engine. Overheating is always a traumatic event for a car's engine, which makes the early identification of the symptom an important addition to the informed motorist's tool kit.
Stuck Thermostat:--The car's thermostat is a valve that controls coolant flow from the engine block to the radiator. When the engine is cold the thermostat remains closed so that the coolant can reach operating temperature quicker and also provide heat to the passenger's compartment. The thermostat has a spring on it that moves depending on coolant temperature causing the thermostat to open. Sometimes the thermostat fails to open thus restricting coolant flow to the radiator where it would be cooled down. This condition is often the cause of overheating. The symptoms of this cause would be a rising temperature gauge and possibly the loss of heat inside the car.
Restricted Radiator:---A car's radiator will have thousands of gallons of coolant passing through in its lifetime. Along with the coolant comes particulate matter in the form of corrosion breaking loose from various parts of the car's cooling system. These contaminates collect in the tubes of the radiator reducing its efficiency. Extensive "plugging" in the radiator will cause the car to overheat. The symptom of this condition would be a rising temperature gauge which goes up when you accelerate.
Coolant Loss:--A car's cooling system is a closed loop system. You are not supposed to lose coolant. Sufficient coolant loss will cause the engine to run hot because engine is heating less coolant to higher temperatures. The symptom of overheating induced by coolant loss would be a pool of coolant on the pavement when the leak is external. Steam under the hood as the lost coolant hits hot parts of the engine, or a rising temperature gauge in the case of a undetectable engine related leak. Of course, the gauge would also go up if the leaks were not detected. Deteriorated Water Pump:--Cars use a belt driven pump to push the water and coolant mixture through the cooling system. This part is called the water pump. Rarely the impeller that draws the coolant through the pump will rust away making it impossible to push any through the system. If this occurs the temperature gauge will climb and coolant will boil over in the radiator. Inoperable Fan:----Most cooling fans are electrically driven. Some are driven by fan belts. If a belt breaks or the electric supply to the fan is interrupted overheating may result. Electric fans are tuned on thermostatically when needed. When the car runs at idle for extended periods or the weather is extremely hot, a failed fan will cause overheating otherwise it serves as a standby assist to the rest of the cooling system. In stress conditions an inoperable fan will cause the temperature gauge to rise. This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya

Mar 19, 2010 | 2001 Hyundai Accent

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Temp gauge will rise quickly then instantly pin in red and oil light comes on. Continue driving, after couple of minutes it will go down. The rise quickly and do it again, sometimes causes overheat sensor...


If this truck is not overheating, then I would suspect the temperature sensor, if it is overheating then this must be repaired first. The sensor should be mounted in the intake manifold. Hope this helps, let me know

Jan 23, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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2001 chevy monte carlo is overheating when driving


Hi;
If your engine cools down when moving fast, you either have a problem with your water pump or your electric fans that cool off your radiator and a/c condenser. This is controlled by a temperature switch, but these fans should kick on instantly when A/C is selected.

Nov 22, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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91 buick runs for awhile, engine light comes on, car shakes then quits. fan wont come on to cool it, how do i repair it?


Perhaps if you could provide a little more information or observations, it might be easier to isolate the problem. For example, it appears you may have a problem with the engine overheating and then your engine dies when the extreme temperature is reached. When you start the engine, watch the temperature gage on the instrument panel. Does the temperature rise slowly (lets say over a period of 10 minutes or more) or does it rise quickly to the point of overheating (less than 5 minutes)? If the temperature rises slowly, it is probably just that the thermostat needs to be replaced. The thermostat is usually located in a housing where the upper radiator hose connects to the engine. If however, the temperature rises rapidly, that indicates a more serious problem. Your engine may have a blown head gasket which is venting hot exhaust gases into the cooling system causing the temperature to rise rapidly. I recently had this exact problem with my Chevrolet Venture which, like your Buick, is a GM product.
As far as the fan motor not coming on, the problem might be the fan motor itself. One way to test it is to connect the fan's electrical leads to a 12 volt power source like your car's battery. If the fan works, then the problem could be with the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor (ECT) which screws into the intake manifold. The ECT senses the engine's temperature and tells the fan when it needs to come on to start cooling. I hope some of this helps.

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