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What about the radiator? Water pump? Can you check for coolant flow? There could be air in the cooling system? Do you trust your temp gage? Are there overheating issues besides the temp gage showing hot, like coolant overflowing, under the hood, somewhere?
Posted on Dec 15, 2016
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The heater only blows HOT air when set on defrost or floor settings. If you have the lever set for vent, only cold air will come out. Check to make sure you set the controls to floor or defrost. This is standard for all Festiva's.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
then the water pump must be bad in it .Take the rad cap off and rev motor up if it goes down the the pump is working if it spays of look at the head gasket being damaged .Check and make sure spark plugs are not wet either if one is soaked signs of a leaky head gasket
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
take the thermostat out and heat it up in a pan of water to see if it will open when it gets hot.
you should see it open when it gets hot.use a cooking thermometer to watch the temp. it should open between 180 and 225 deg.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
Ohh that sucks!
I bet the engine light is on, too, huh? I bet if you took it to read the codes, it would say cooling system inefficiency, too.. Mine did the same thing and it was the timing belt slipping o the water pump.
Here is a walk through of how to find out for sure. It works on any engine that is running too hot.
Thanks for the vote.
Posted on Dec 27, 2010
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