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Chevy lumina overheat

2001 Lumina overheating....Thermostat has been removed. Believe the water is circulating so, not sure water pump is bad so, what is the other reasons. I have not seen any oil in the water or water in the oil. Will check again tomorrow after she cools again.

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Engines overheat with no thermostats. Very simply put the water circulation is too fast for the heat to transfer to the air. Water pumps fail from bad bearings and pump seal but for no other reason. So back to basics Refit with a new thermostat put in properly. Have a flow test done on the radiator for blocked cores. have a coolant system pressure test done for leaks and cap failure.. have a compression test done to check for head gasket or cracks.. Check for correct ignition timing and air/ fuel ratio mixture. Run fault codes . when refilling with coolant ensure that all air locks are removed

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Do a pressure check of the cooling system, and the radiator cap-you could be blowing fluid out and then over heating-also check the exhaust for white sweet smelling smoke which is burning antifreeze-which could be a leaking head gasket- Denny

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SOURCE: i have a 1997 chevy lumina 3 1 litter and looks like some water in oil

To many years on the road probably was mistreated--don't want to make u feel bad but it may be head engine that is about to die--make sure that the tank water always full,fuel pump clean AND all plugs ok

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SOURCE: 91 chevy lumina apv 3.1,engine overheats,

Does the low coolant light come on?

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SOURCE: 1999 chevy lumina has water in the oil

DO NOT LISTEN TO THESE NOVICES LOL MORE THAN LIKELY IT IS YOUR INTAKE GASKET THEY MADE THEM OUT OF PLASTIC AS LONG AS IT RUNS GOOD AND NOT BURNING OR WHITE SMOKE OUT OF YOUR TAIL PIPE IT IS INTAKE GASKET.

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SOURCE: i have a 95 chevy lumina. the water pump went bad

It is possible that some water got into the lifters and after it runs for a while, it will quiet down. However it disturbs me that he noticed them being "kinda loose" and did not investigate further while the head was off.
At that time, all he needed to do was reach over and pull the lifter out of it's bore and look to see if the cam end was worn. (if so, it needs a new cam and lifters) Same applies to rocker pivots. if loose, why?
That is no different than doing brakes, seeing a bad hub bearing and ignoring it.
At this point, since it is all together and running, I'd add a quart of marvel oil and hope it clears it up...otherwise the engine will need to come apart again.
They did change the oil after the job was completed?

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A bad water pump would have nothing to do with the fans not running. Did you check voltage at the fan? When the fan is suppose to be on (when temp comes up unplug the fan and check voltage on the plug that plugs into the fan. They are notorious for their relays going bad.


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