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Overheating Changed water pump on 2006 Chevy equinox tried bleeding the radiator now when idling the car over heats what could be the problem

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Try the water temp.sensor. mine was running hot.and that helped but now.six months later it has pink sludge slime in it radiator

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Did you replace the thermostat as well? That could be your problem. Also make sure your radiator and reservoir are full.

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My 05 cobalt just overheated today.. when the warning light came on it was at 260... i had 2 miles to get home.. i thought maybe it was just low and it will be ok... i got home and the temo was at 278. I let it cool down, realized my coolant was low. barely even in the reservoir. My car has 77k on it. A couple months ago i hit a deer and had 5k worth of front end damage. They replaced the radiator and everything surrounding it. Could there be a problem with something they replaced? could it just be low on coolant? What would make my car run out of coolant in 20k miles?!

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Water pump is locate on the front center of the engine.

I will rate water pump change as a 7/10 in difficulty scale.

You should check for special tool(s) requirement from the library before you start.

It's a good time to change the drive belt at the same time.

50/50 coolant mix is fine.

If you haul heavy load or in cold climate then bump it up to 60/40 mix

DO NOT FORGET to find or draw the belt routing diagram before you undo the tension.

A 30 second sketch will save you a lot of time.

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SOURCE: engine light comes on and says engine overheating

Could be three things: Hopefully the first...
1. radiator fan not blowing. (most likely)
2. Radiator clogged (not likely)
3. Head gasket blown... (very possible)

If #1, system cannot detect fan not blowing. It may be the fuse or the relay switch, disconnecetd wire at fan, or burned-out fan motor.
If #2, Flush radiator
If #3, you will see WHITE smoke out the tailpipe and excessive water drops.
Your new oil will have a "milky" look (check the oil dipstick). That is water.
When engine is COLD, remove radiator cap and start car. You will notice high-pressure "bubbles" squirt out of the radiator, even before the engine warms up.

I hope it is #1. and that this is helpful.

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