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Overheating, idling funny

Car overheated when idling in a drive thru line sat night, coolant sprayed all over engine. Now when car is started, idles funny - low (around 1500 rpm) for about 3-4 secs to high (over 2k) for about 3-4 secs then back low (3-4), then back high (3-4). Just bought the car 4wks ago, used. This is my only vehicle. Owner stated all hoses and belts were replaced, as were the plugs and wires. Since I became owner, have replaced tires, schraeder valve stem on a/c valve and replaced low trans fluid. Auto shop checked out and found no issues. Any ideas / suggestions? Heather in Houston TX

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  • heatherkeido May 19, 2009

    I revved the rpm until it started to overheat again and found the hose to the throttle body was cracked. Replaced the hose and the thermostat, no more overheating! Also, the radiator was bone dry (from overheating Sat night) - refilled with coolant and no more idling problems.

    (ps - no coolant in the oil - no blown head gasket! yippee!!)

    Heather


  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    1 inch hole under the car

  • its420_us May 11, 2010

    Take a look at your oil dipstick and look for coolant or a mucky substance on it.

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Try getting a higher number in thermostat like a 180. replace the cap it may be malfunctioning anf finally the overspray will cause things to go wierd spray down with water and things should improve.

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  • Jimmy James Jul 18, 2009

    Good deal Heather. Remember to keep an eye on all fluid levels at least once a week and before long trips. The side of the road is not a safe place for a girl to be stranded. Good luck and be safe.



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  • Jimmy James Jul 18, 2009

    Good deal Heather. Remember to keep an eye on all fluid levels at least once a week and before long trips. The side of the road is not a safe place for a girl to be stranded. Good luck and be safe.



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  • Jimmy James Jul 18, 2009

    Good deal Heather. Remember to keep an eye on all fluid levels at least once a week and before long trips. The side of the road is not a safe place for a girl to be stranded. Good luck and be safe.



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