Question about Kia Sportage
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?
Water pump or clogged radiator,
Posted on Apr 22, 2014
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 Chrysler Cirrus overheating
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.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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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.
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.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
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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.
Posted on Jun 20, 2010
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