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Geo prizm freon goes in then steam out of radiator but not running hot

When putting in freon there was steam coming from radiator look like leak, only does that when freon goes in and car is running

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Those are 2 different systems. If you are taking a cap off and pouring something, it is antifreeze coolant.

Posted on Apr 06, 2015

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Freon is wrong word,
Freon is A/c
i think you ment AntiFreeze engine coolant.

Posted on Aug 07, 2014

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Blown head gasket resulting in super heated water (pegging gauge) then creating excessive pressure and blowing the hose off. Take the cap off and rev it and if it shoot water out like Old Faithful that's the problem.

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SOURCE: Power streering leak, smoke under hood for 1996 Geo Prizm

Yes , power steering fluid will smoke if it gets on a hot engine, especially on any part of the exhaust system. Barring anything else wrong with the engine such as a coolant leak, and the engine running OK otherwise, I would say that the smoke is from power steering fluid dripping or getting blown on the exhaust by the fan.

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SOURCE: I have a 1996 Acura 3.2TL[V6] and it is overheating...

I had the same problem, whole new radiator, new hoses, new thermostat, and still overheating. What the problem was for me...bad radiator cap...all that money and a $20 fix...try it?

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SOURCE: Nissan Altima running hot

When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.

Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.

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Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak

This test will kill two birds with one stone.

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MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!

RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!

You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!

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Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .

Top of the coolant reserve tank

Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.

Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.

Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark

After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.

If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.

Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.

If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.

Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.

Start monitor for coolant lost

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A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.

Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.

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its not A/C Freon, its called AF, antifreeze coolant, and
all leaks end in , overheating (be patient) and engine destruction(if patient)
how far can you go with an artery cut.>? same deal.
all I have for evidence here, (im blind in this box) is that the cap leak
so buy a new cap, if that dont fix it , it means.
1: ENGINE IS overheating, over 250F,
2: or the engine has a bad head gasket or cracked head or block.
3: or bad water pump (impeller 1/2 gone from neglect)
4: or cores in Rad, some blocked, (neglect)
5: loose fan belt.
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The gauge in the car keeps going to about midway and will go all the way to hot. There is no smoke coming out, but the radiator cap is hot. This is a 94 Geo Prizm.


You normally wont see any smoke when a vehicle is hot.. If you mean steam then you may not notice steam untill either you blow a hose or the cap starts to lose its ability to pressurize the radiator. Its normal for the cap to be hot. I would listen for a bubbling sound cause that usually means the coolant is boiling. I recommend checking your thermostat and make sure you are getting proper coolant flow. It can be many things that cause a vehicle o over heat.. A bad water pump, a sticky thermostat or a clogged radiator. On some cases the temperature sensor can become faulty and give false readings.. Good Luck

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I have a 1994 Geo Prizm. It has rubber near the top of the radiator. How do I repair a small hole in the rubber section of the radiator


you can use expoy resin and hardner found at autozone it will workbut if the leaks are starting most of the time there are other weak places and you may need to replace radiator.but try this first what will it hurt

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Yes , power steering fluid will smoke if it gets on a hot engine, especially on any part of the exhaust system. Barring anything else wrong with the engine such as a coolant leak, and the engine running OK otherwise, I would say that the smoke is from power steering fluid dripping or getting blown on the exhaust by the fan.

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