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Had head gasket and water pump and thermostat replaced last week. Since then the car kangaroos until really warm ie.about 5 miles.It has CVT 'box.

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Fans only come on at very slow speeds or while stoped, otherwise the air flow is enough to cool the water. so the big question is, are you loosing water? if so from where? id check the following. either A get under the car or B reach down on the driver side (the side of the engine with your timing belt) down to where the water pump is and feel the over flow valve, if water is coming from their its your water pump(this is bad very expensive repair, you have to replace a LOT of stuff). also their should be a metal pipe that goes into your water pump/tempature sensor check the o rings to see if they are leaking(or as in my case i had a pin hole in the pipe itself). Check the fins on your radiator to see if they are damaged.

also if its the head gasket this is an easy thing to check. pull your oil dipstick if the oil is watery this is your issue(and also expensive)

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double check the pump the impeller inside can be rotted away and it will still pump some but not enough to cool it at 65 mph , you can remove the pump and take off the plate on the back and look at it easily? second get a tech to loan you his infared thermometer and double check the temp it can pinpoint the problem ? good luck

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An engine that runs hot in a few minutes is often having problems with the water pump or a blockage in the cooling system. The thermostat does not open until 195 degrees which takes 5 or 10 miles of driving.
During that time, the water pump should be circulating coolant in the block and the heater hoses.
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You can try bleeding the air system. Simply leave the car stationary with the engine running and leave the header tank (where the coolant goes) open. Leave it running for around 5-10 minutes and you should see air bubbles coming up. if possible also locate any plastic screws on water pipes around the engine. these are bleed nipples, alls you have to do is unscrew them. it will be free of air from the bleed nipples (if it has them) when the water runs constantly from them without spitting. Feel that both top and bottom hoses from the radiator are getting warm. Also check that the heaters are getting warm inside the car.

If your not loosing water and this doesn't fix the problem it would suggest it could be a problem with the oil system and/or your head gasket has been incorrectly fitted.

The mechanic would not need to use a camera to check inside the combustion chamber because it should of been checked when the head was removed. Ask the mechanic if they 'skimmed' the head before they replaced the gasket. If they didn't you will get the same reoccurring problem over and over again.

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I'm not taking sides in this. So what I am going to say is more or less neutral.
There is a big possibility you damaged the head gasket when the engine overheated last week. The dealership would have no way of knowing this if it was not yet leaking into the engine when they replaced the water pump.
Once the water pump leak was fixed, the system would be running under normal pressure which could finish off the weak head gasket.
You can not see a damaged head gasket without removing the cylinder head. And you have two heads with two gaskets.
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My exe's 98 blazer overheated on the way home last week, replaced thermostat on the side of the road, no help. She took it to a repair shop they told her they did a CO check of the coolant and she had a...

Assuming the following;
The head gaskets were replaced properly
The Water Pump was replaced properly
The Thermostat was replaced properly

There are only a few other things to check.
1) if you you remove one of the heater hoses from the engine bib during a cold filling from the radiator - it will release trapped air until you see the coolant coming out the motor side - this works great to ensure the air is out. Hook hose back up before running.(or you could leave the hose off for a second and start it to see if water gushes out - water pump check - kinda messy though)

Remember that heater water will circulate even with the thermostat is closed.

if that does not work, then you need to ensure the top hose going to the radiator warms up indicating the thermostat is opening and hot engine water is starting to dump into the radiator.

2) the radiator more than likely is clogged and needs cleaning by a radiator shop, or replacement if it is not one that can be cleaned.

Ask your son if he remembers looking into the water ports where he took off the old water pump, sometimes of the system is not flushed at proper intervals, it will sludge up the water jackets and keep water from circulating through the motor.

one last thing (gulp) That CO check is pretty accurate - and cheap. You might want to have it checked again - because the heads should have been inspected for cracks as well as pressure checked before putting them back on - especially since the motor overheated. That alone will crack the heads beyond repair - more so than not.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Good Luck.

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