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1992 trans am was taken out of storage overheating, with water boiling in coolant tank.

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    what does the storgage have to do with this??

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When is it overheating? At idle, stop and go traffic, at freeway speeds? Do the fans come on? Will they go on with the A/C on?

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Coolant tank boiling


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If the car is overheating it could be due to a thermostat which is stuck in the closed position, a failed water pump or just a slack belt driving it. I think there will be a "little" tube carrying coolant from the engine to the coolant expansion tank, and if you run the engine with the filler cap removed you should see water coming through that pipe IF the rump is running. A failed water pump will not necessarily leak, it just won't pump the water round the engine.

Always take care when dealing with a pressurised cooling system on an overheating engine - the water may well be above boiling point.

If you run the engine without coolant the cylinder head may well warp and repair bill will be huge.

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