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Why would a 2005 SSR overheat, normal maintenance is done?

I have a 2005 brought new, all scheduled maintenance has been done including coolant system flush and refill. It has powered down once and been in the overheat mode at least twice in the last few weeks. I have 44,000 miles on it.

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  • walegar Apr 13, 2009

    I am not too mechanically inclined, the dummy gauge aren't indicating anything else is amiss. I have taken it to a local garage for servicing, saving the dealership for big ticket items. When taken to the local garage they were told about it going in the overheat mode. They suggested the flush and refill. Should I go to the dealership? Thanks!

  • walegar Apr 28, 2009

    Thanks cadman000 and blueextc3221,



    Both of you were in the ballpark, a switch contolling the fans had to be replaced. Done at the local garage, not to expensive at all. I now know where to find answers! Thanks again!



    WaLeGar

  • Eric Heifetz
    Eric Heifetz May 11, 2010

    are are the cooling fans opertaing ?

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    sticking thermostat - radiator fans off - water pump failed. can be a couple different reasons.

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First coolant full ? Next are the electric cooling fans between the radiator and the engine operating ?. Independent show be able to determine. If not a Chevy dealer is in your future. .Hope this helps

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