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OVERHEATING I CHANGED OUT THE THERMOSTAT, WATER PUMP AND TRANSFER TUBE, THE VAN IS STILL OVER HEATING WHAT SHOULD I DO

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    STEVIE_MILLARD Oct 15, 2013

    MY BOYFRIEND HAS ASKED ME A FEW TIMES IF i SMELL ANTIFREEZE......WHILE ON THE FREEWAY

  • STEVIE_MILLARD
    STEVIE_MILLARD Oct 15, 2013

    THE VAN HAS ALSO BEEN LOOSING ANTIFREEZE BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE. THERE ISNT EVER A WET SPOT UNDER THE CAR SO WHERE WOULD IT BE GOING?

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Check to see if fan clutch assembly is spinning good at idle.....sounds like air flow problem...

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sounds like your heater core has gone bad!! Do you smell antifreeze when you run the heater??

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Cheap try is new radiator cap. If it cant pressurize the system the boil temp lowers considerably. If put new cap on and still over heat could have bad head gasket or a blockage in radiator...Cap is common and 10.00 to fix....

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It could be your head gasket.

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SOURCE: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix OVERHEATING!!!

Have you shop perform a "leakdown test." You probably have a bad head gasket )or a leak in the gasket).

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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The first thing to look at for overheating problems is the thermostat!

As regards your leak, the only way to find it is to look yourself whilst it is leaking using s good flashlight. It is going to be one of the joints that you broke and remade. I trust you put all the clamps back and tightened them? Did you put a new gasket and gasket sealant on the pump faces when you fitted the new pump.

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no, not special but you failed to stated engine, there are many engines.
and some are very tricky here, like 2.0L.
First state the symptoms,
your post states its overheating, then no heat. (why?)
old post. but others might
Ill post , overheating ,
Example if me, with overheat.
I see my dash gauge, show overheating and engine power drops and pings, then steam vents from the rad, cap?
Over heating (ill skip cab heater but on 2L this path blocked causes thermostat to go quite nuts. not posting engine, makes this hard.)
1: full of 50% AF (antifreeze)
2: new thermoSTAT they age and fail fast. so get a new one.
put STAT in with the wax slug down, and jiggle bleed pin forward.
get air out of system after filling, (RTM)
start car, and....
4: then using and IR pyro gun we then check that
the thermostat housing hits 170F min. but not too hot.
run motor till top rad hose gets too hot to touch 180f is normal.
I had to drive 10 miles, to get it up to 180F.
my car has the hotter, 195 STA,T so runs at 195f. (helps cooling)
USING the pyro gun , the top and bottom of each rad tube.
This tool is Amazing.... and saves burn hands.
if the bottom of any RAD tube is way less than the others?, that is
a clogged UP rad tube. solution is , NEW RAD.
Usually rad repairs, are more costly than new. IN USA.
The water pump must spin at full speed, belt tight.
The impeller or some suz, motors likes disappear. from electrolysis action. so not looking at the impeller is a FAILURE on the mechanic side.
if this car has 2.0 I-4 (4 banger) it has a coolant tube on the rear
of the STAT housing, this tube must flow coolant at all times.
if it dont, the thermostat , will go nuts.
nuts means, that insufficient flow passes the thermostat wax block
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I dont like this design but is reality. If applicable.
post country, post engine type and state the symptoms.

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1. With what you have replaced, the only remaining credible explanation is the Water Pump. If the Water Pump is not operating correctly, this will cause overheating. The Radiator -"side blow out"? Did the radiator cap you have on not work. Overheating should cause fluid = steam to blow out the cap and not blow out the side of the radiator.
2. One thing you can do before replacing the Water Pump is to flush your entire system. There could be a blockage in the system. These flushing kits are available at most stores (Walmart or Autoparts Stores) and you can do it yourself.
3. Was the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor (mounted near the thermostat) also changed out? If this was malfunctioning it could be giving you a false reading.
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