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Water is boiling out of my reserve tank and out of my overflow tube.. iv replaced water pump and thermostat and something is still causing all my water to go back into tank till the block is drained dry. i can take cap off reserve tank and water will spray out of it.. im lost

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SOURCE: 1990 overheating in traffic reserve tank boils over

this is a sign the engine electric coooling fan is not working.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: why is all the fluid staying in reserve tank-none

The line to the reserve tank to the radiator could be plugged up or you have a loose radiator cap or a bad seal causing the tank to hold whats in it. The coolant system is a pressurized system and if a seal is bad or a line is plugged you will experience this problem for the pressure is not there to take whats needed from the tank to deploy in the coolant system

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Answer 2 from Inventus: It means your cooling system is funtioning properly. In a system having a coolant recovery tank, coolant in the radiator is always up to the brim, hot or cold. There is negligible or no air space. When coolant in the radiator expands sufficiently due to warming from the engine, it will squeeze past the pressure cap's bottom seal and flow into the recovery tank. (If no provision for such expansion was present, the expansion would rupture the radiator or your hoses.) Only coolant within the radiator is under pressure, and because of this pressure (together with the elevated boiling point that the "anti-freeze" permits), it normally does not boil. But once past the pressure cap's bottom seal, the overflow is at atmospheric pressure and therefore boils.
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Your cooling fans are not turning on. It is not normal for your overflow tank to boil like that. It is true that your radiator is overflowing into the reserve tank, but that means yourr adiaotor is boiling. Check for blown fuses or relays for your cooling fans. IF theya re fine. run your engine for about 15 minutes and drive. When you temp level is at normal operating temp open your hood with the engine runing and see if your fans are on. If they are, then you may have a bad thermostat or a plugged radiator, or a bad water pump. If the fans are not on, get your cooling fan switch replaced if your car has one. Check your temp sending sensor

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