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Eagle vision was over heating, replaced thermostat, radiator n water pump. Heater not working right and when turned off it looks like it's leaking from where the water pump is located. I'm confused! Any help out there

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You have get back in there & take care of the leak,
before you can proceed with an other issue

Then address the engine temp

Then work on how the heater system works & resolve that

Posted on Nov 23, 2014

  • frankie Demarest Nov 23, 2014

    Honestly don't know where it's leaking from, I did the water pump first then the radiator n when I had it warmed up it started to over heat again n I turned it off n antifreeze was pouring out where the pump is located at. Would there of been something I missed

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2014

    I explained to you that if dd your wn work you have to go back & find the leak,do the job overor whatever it takes If you did you own water pump how would asking someone on the internet be able to guess at your vehicle problems?

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look for bleeder screw on thermostat housing or front middle of intake manifold area.open bleeder while vehicle running bleed air out.

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It could be your head gasket.

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I hope this helps : A lot of people, even mechanics overlook the dramatic effects of "air lock" as described above. This is especially prominent in BMW's because they seem more "picky". Your cooling system (every cooling system) is balanced just well enough to nearly always keep your engine cool when operating properly. Sometimes a pocket of air does become trapped at one of the higher points ion the system however. This air pocket acts like a blanket trapping heat in the one dry area, in addition to impeding air flow. I would start WITH THE ENGINE COLD, by adding a radiator flush tee in to the heater hose leading to the intake. Start the car with the flush cap off, and the radiator cap. Play with the hoses and try to keep this tee higher than the fill cap on the radiator, to let out any air. When water is seen at the tee, cap it off and fill the radiator all the way, with the engine running, as to fill the entire block. Keep in mind that with the engine running, you kind of need to hurry. In only a few minutes, the water will get hot enough to start spewing from the open radiator (don't worry you have plenty of time, assuming it's all the way cooled down) I have seen many people leave their radiator half full, because it takes some time for the water to trickle all the way down through the runners on the radiator, and it looks full even though there is "air" (it's technically hydraulic pressure, like a siphon) holding it up. Hope fully that is the problem. You already re- did the whole system. Check your igniton timing too. Sometimes that can contribute to an overheat as well.

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Good place to start is a cooling system flush and thermostat replaced.

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If it is fogging your windows, you have a leaking heater core. Dash removal is required to fix it.

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Ok, first off the cooling system has to be full and circulating for the heater to work. When we get the rest of it solved, the heater will take care of itself.

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I hope you find this to be instrumental in solving your problem.

Best regards
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