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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line. It's job is to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank,this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side to near the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
No water in the oil? How about oil in the water? When you fill up the radiator, is there a scum floating on the top? Look for steam coming out the exhaust when the engine is warm. A radiator shop can do a comp check and tell you real fast what is wrong. It sounds like a head gasket, Keep an eye on the temp gauge. One more thing is the engine could have air trapped in there, and it needs to be vented out, all cars are different, some have vents, some don't, some don't do it. Some need to be elevated to be filled, etc, check it out. Hope this helps.
Posted on May 14, 2010
SOURCE: my 98 chevy malibu is
If your engine is running fine with no miss in it possibilities could be radiator fan or water pump if the radiator fan is working fine it could be the water pump. I have seen a water pump after removing it where the fins on the pump were completely worn out causing the overheating.Let me know how this turns out for you thanks.
Posted on Jul 27, 2011
SOURCE: cracked head
Believe me, if you have a cracked head you don't want to know about it. The problem is most probably with the cooling system (e.g. a clogged radiator). That's the best I can do with the insufficient information you've furnished.
Posted on Jan 07, 2012
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The generic method of bleeding air from the cooling system is to use a floor jack and raise the front of the car as high as possible, then fill the coolant recovery tank full and run the engine until it just starts to overheat, high end of normal zone on gauge, then shut the engine down and run cold water over the radiator core, this will self bleed the system and the coolant will be pulled from the recovery tank, repeat as necessary, never let the recovery tank run dry or more air will be pulled into the system.
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