Question about GMC Jimmy
My 2000 jimmy is leaking out its coolant within minutes by the time it starts drives a couple blocks its over heating really bad andvthe temp ahows hot really hot
You have a leak, fill it with water and look for where the leak is coming from you may get lucky and find it is coming from a hose and hopefully not your radiator thats more expencive to replace and you will need professional help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
After 20 minutes, your motor usually comes up to temperature, so that's when the thermostat will open, and start circulating coolant through the radiator. (before that it is just recirculating in the motor). It also takes that long to build up heat pressure, so a leak appearing from the radiator at that point does make sense.
Removing and replacing a radiator is a fairly simple disconnect, reconnect job.
But a new radiator can be somewhat expensive. Some are made from aluminum, some copper (being that yours is a 2001, it's probably aluminum).
So the first step would be pricing out a replacement.
To actually R&R it, let the engine cool, drain the coolant, and dispose of properly, disconnect the hoses, if it's an automatic transmission, disconnect the cooler lines, and plug them with small rubber plugs, and then locate and remove the radiator hold down (it can either be the top plate, or just a couple of simple clamps, usually on the top only. Then lift out and remove the old radiator (it just sets down in the bottom locator) installation is the opposite. Set it in, connect the lines, refill with fresh coolant.
I would not try repairing the old radiator on your own. It can almost be considered an art to clean and re-solder leaks on them. You would then also need a tank and a pressurizer to test it after.
However, you can take your radiator to a radiator shop, and have them repair it for you. Depending in the leak, this can save a substantial amount of money.
A job like this should take less then an hour if you have a new part in-hand, longer if you decide to take it in to be repaired.
Posted on Aug 31, 2008
Its definitly a bad reading, you would know if your vehicle is overheating, you can usually smell it right away.I would say its your temperature gauge sending unit is defective, check the wires to see if they are well connected or broken. ask a backyard mechanic for assistance.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
i think its going to be the head gasket duto the way its leaking coolant. one of the water jackets maybe i would have it checked to be sure but it sounds like head gasket
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
when you say left side are we talking passanger side or drivers side if drivers side which is my guess most likely your waterpump seal is leaking
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
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