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Overheated while idling in park for 5minutes.

My 2004 kia Sedona was park and idling for 5mins and all of sudden the temperature gauge just went all the way to the overheat red mark at the top of the gauge. I got out open the hood, got the water hose and sprayed water on the radiator and condensors to try to cool off the engine. However, this did not work. The temp. gauge was still on the overheating level. I got a wet rag and did the unbelievable of openning the radiator cap slowly and still watering the radiator and when the pressure was released, I open the cap and put the hose in the radiator to get water to go into the radiator. After 5mins, the temp needle would not come down. I turned off the engine, while water was still running, I started the engine and the needle was at the half mark. I drove home and the tempature gauge never when up pass the half way mark.

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Your thermostat probably stuck closed.when you cooled it down,it opened again.change the thermostat.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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Do you change coolant every 24,000 miles?

My first take is a stuck thermostat.

Radiator cap can also be at fault.

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I would check the color for the oil first to rule out blowing head gasket.

If the oil look clear then change the thermostat and gasket.
50/50 coolant/water mix should do the job for most area.

Change radiator cap if it's still over-heating.

Professional use a pressure tester to ensure the system can hold ~16 psi in the system.

DO NOT drive the van with a stuck thermostat.

Change it or get it check out.




Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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