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Why wouldn't water circulate through the radiator

Replaced timing belt yesterday it was frayed and car stopped running. Today the Kia is overheating, I thought thermostat might be bad so i removed thermostat did not fix the overheating problem the top radiator hose and antifreeze get very hot but the bottom radiator hose doesn't when I look in the radiator the fluid isn't circulating any ideas? Bad water pump?

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    Donna Stanley Apr 22, 2014

    The fan is running fine also the vehicle is a Kia shortage. The timing belt was replaced yesterday

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Water pump or clogged radiator,

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You are spot on. Bad water pump. It is also probably the reason your timing belt was frayed. The water pumps of later model cars usually drip some through a "weep" hole in the bottom when they are going out as a kind of warning "Hey, you gotta get me a replacement soon!" But unless you live where no air conditioner is ever needed, or used, most people think it is the drippings from the AC. Get that pump replaced ASAP and when done, do a compression check on all your cylinders to make sure there was no head gasket damage from overheating. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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Probably not water pump. Engine is notourious for vapour lock.
Cooling system must be blead of air before thermostat will work. Cool bottom rad hose is a dead give away. If you are still watching this forum reply , and I will walk you through the only way I know how to make it work properly. It's actually easy if you do it my way. I have worked on lots of cars , and this engine was the hardest to bleed out. Did one Yesterday , and works perfect.

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SOURCE: 1994 Honda Civic LX\overheating within 2 mile drive

Remove and raise upper hose at thermostat end and remove lower rad hose.
Fill rad with a hose and watch for flow from bottom rad hose and/ or bottom rad hose connecton.......water should fall though rad easily.
Honda rads are cheap.....any restriction....replace rad.

Remove thermostat....fill thermostat housing with hose and watch for water flow at bottom rad hose.
Flush good.

Remove heater hoses.......flush back and forth until a good flow is present "With heater control set to hot" if no or poor flow....replace heater core.

Stop leak can plug everything.

Also.......not likely causing over heating....but ....at your mileage,if you do not know if the timing belt has been changed.....CHANGE IT NOW!
Water pump is optional at this mileage.

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SOURCE: 1990 toyota corolla wagon 1.6 liter 5 spd. overheating

you've got a possible blockage in the head or block.

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SOURCE: overheating: 1999 bmw 323i m series 2.5

the water pump and thermostat should have solved it. an air pocket can cause that but usually not to that degree.

don't get one of those cheap *** plastic impeller water pump for sissies. Get the metal impeller one. get a cool running thermostat and drill two 3/16" holes in it 180 degreess from each other. you may have installed the t-stat backwards.

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How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Engine By Deanna Sclar from Auto Repair For Dummies, 2nd Edition
1 of 9 in Series: The Essentials of Checking and Maintaining Your Vehicle's Cooling System The first sign of a vehicle overheating is either when the needle on the temperature gauge pushes its way into the ominous red zone or the "Check Engine" or "Temperature" malfunction indicator light on the dashboard casts a sinister glow. Left alone, the liquid in the radiator eventually boils over, and steam rolls out from under the hood.
If your vehicle overheats often and constantly loses coolant, the problem may be leaks in your cooling system. If your vehicle overheats in normal weather and traffic, you may need to add liquid to the system, replace the thermostat, adjust or replace the accessory belt, or check the water pump.
The first thing to check if your vehicle overheats often is the pressure cap. Sometimes the gasket on the cap deteriorates and lets pressure escape, which causes the cooling system to malfunction. Most service stations can test your cap for you and tell you whether it's in good condition.
Some overheating problems aren't related to the cooling system at all. Here are some other circumstances that can cause a vehicle to overheat:
  • Late timing: If your ignition system is malfunctioning, late timing may be causing your vehicle to overheat because the spark plugs are firing the fuel/air mixture after the piston moves back down from the top of its stroke. Late timing alone doesn't cause an engine to overheat by more than a few degrees, but when coupled with other problems, it can bring the engine temperature to a critical point. Have a service facility place your vehicle on an electronic diagnostic machine to check your timing and adjust it if necessary.
  • Plugged radiator: Because plugged radiators cut down on the system's liquid circulation, the system can't cool efficiently. The remedy is to have a radiator specialist remove and inspect the radiator. If you're lucky, just steam-cleaning the radiator does the job; if you're not, the solution may be more expensive.
  • Slipping accessory belt: If you can see and reach the accessory belt that drives the water pump, check to be sure that there's no more than about 1?2 inch of give. If the belt seems loose or frayed, you can try to replace it. If you can't do the job, have a professional deal with it.
  • Collapsing bottom radiator hose: Occasionally, a bottom radiator hose begins to collapse under the vacuum that the water pump creates, and the impaired circulation causes overheating.
  • Low oil level: A vehicle that's low on oil tends to overheat because the oil removes from 75 to 80 percent of the "waste heat" in your engine (in addition to doing its other job of cushioning the moving engine parts).
If you're one quart low in oil and your vehicle holds five quarts, the oil will carry away 20 percent less heat than it should.
Under normal circumstances, you can prevent overheating by checking the level of liquid in the system and maintaining it properly.

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Remove and raise upper hose at thermostat end and remove lower rad hose.
Fill rad with a hose and watch for flow from bottom rad hose and/ or bottom rad hose connecton.......water should fall though rad easily.
Honda rads are cheap.....any restriction....replace rad.

Remove thermostat....fill thermostat housing with hose and watch for water flow at bottom rad hose.
Flush good.

Remove heater hoses.......flush back and forth until a good flow is present "With heater control set to hot" if no or poor flow....replace heater core.

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