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2001 monte carlo ls 3.4 overheats!! replaced everything

My 01 monte carlo ls 3.4 is overheating within the first couple of miles driving it. I have replaced within the last 6 weeks upper and lower radiator hoses, thermostat (a 180 to help it run cooler)cooling fans (and hardwired them to a switch, i turn them on whenever the engine is on) water pump, and radiator cap. I took it to a radiator shop yesterday and they said my intake gasket was leaking. okay cool, i replaced it last night, used rtv on the gasket, let sit for 12 hours before starting just to make sure. i go to get some gas this morning and within 3 miles it overheated again. when im on the highway (70mph) for long distance it runs cool, its when i do the stop and go it starts to overheat, but 99% of my driving is stop and go, not on the highway. i live in south florida so nothing is frozen or needs to thaw. i dont have any coolant in my oil, or smoke in my exhaust so that leads me to believe that my head gasket and seals are good. someone please help im running out of ideas and money.

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  • Chris McMahon Dec 27, 2013

    i did bleed the cooling system and my oil looks like oil, no peanut butter in the engine.

  • Chris McMahon Jan 02, 2015

    ***UPDATE*** it ended up being the head gaskets, so i ordered them on amazon, replaced every gasket and seal in the motor and got the heads redone, since then old girl runs like a champ

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You have to bleed the air out of the system. There are 1 maybe 2 bleeders on the front of the engine on the cooling system bypass pipe one near the upper hose the the othe on the drivers side of the pipe. They are brass with a small bleeder valve in the middle. Get the car up to temperature and take your time to allow all the air out. Refill cooling system after it cools. Hope you didn't do any damage running it hot.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Testimonial: "I did bleed the system and its the same thing. is it possible to have a bad head gasket without having coolant in the oil?"

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SOURCE: 2001 Monte Carlo continuously overheating...

DID YOU BLEED THE COOLING SYSTEM.THIS VECHICLE WHEN YOU REMOVE MOST OF THE COOLANT TO REPLACE WATER PUMP OR RADIATOR AND THERMOSTAT YOU HAVE TO BLEED OUT THE AIR TO GET COOLANT TO CIRCULATE PROPERLY. TO BLEED COOLANT SYSTEM WITH ENGINE COOL LOCATE BLEEDER SCREW AT WATER PUMP BY HOSE OPEN BLEEDER SCREW A LITTLE TO LET SOME AIR OUT WHILE YOU.POUR ANTIFREEZE IN RADIATOR.WHEN RADIATOR COOLANT LEVEL STOP DROPPING CLOSE BLEEDER SCREW AT WATER PUMP BYPASS HOSE.START ENGINE LET IDLE UNTIL GET WARM AND COOLANT DROPS IN RADIATOR ADD MORE COOLANT.WHEN COOLANT START RISING AT RADIATOR.PUT CAP ON RADIATOR LET VECHICLE IDLE A LITTLE AT A TIME.UNTIL THERMOSTAT OPENS THEN YOU CAN WAIT A LITTLE WHILE TAKE A LARGE RAG OVER RADIATOR CAP OPEN A LITTLE YOU WILL HEAR AIR STEAM HISS THROUGH CAP BUT DONT OPEN ALL THE WAY.WHEN HISSING STOP SLOWLY OPEN RADIATOR CAP A LITTLE AT A TIME SO YOU WONT GET SCALDED.YOU CRANK ENGINE UP A LITTLE STOP WAIT A WHILE BEFORE OPEN RADIATOR CAP.KEEP DOING THIS PROCEDURE UNTIL RADIATOR COOLANT STOP DROPPING.WHEN COOLANT STOP DROPPING.BLEEDING COOLANT SYSTEM COMPLETE.IF VECHICLE KEEP OVER HEATING CHECK OIL CRANK CASE LOOK LIKE MILK SHAKE YOU HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET.

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