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Car overheats no leak water pump is new car has no thermostat i live in the caribbean

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Maybe clogged radiator. install thermostat to monitor water temp.

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2006 Equinox. Losing water. Over heats. Is this a thermostat or water pump problem??


Depends on where the coolant is going.
If it is an external leak it could be a leaking water pump. If there are no external leaks and you are loosing coolant, it could be a blown head gasket. Especially if the engine has already overheated once.
A sticking thermostat would cause the engine to overheat and then loose coolant from the overflow tank. But not until it overheats.

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Some times when the cars overheat after driving it for a while could be because the water pump blades are in bad shape, there's a leak that has not been detected, the thermostat is not opening when it should, etc. Normally the thermostat is located near the water pump. The water pump is normally located on the front of the engine (which is where the drive belts are). Some cars have the engine placed sideways in relation with the front of the car, so don't confuse the front of the car with the front of the engine. If I'm not mistaken, your 1996 Dodge Intrepid has an engine that is placed facing towards the front of the car. If that's the case, look for the hoses that come from the radiator and they should lead you to the water pump (normally the intake of water) and to the thermostat (normally the return of water to the radiator). If I recall correctly, the thermostat compartment should be right in front of you when you open the hood, right in the middle close to the radiator, but as I said above, if is not there, just follow the hoses from the radiator and you'll find it. The thermostat's work is to stop the water from going back to the radiator until it has reached a particular temperature, at which point it should open to let the hotter water out of the engine into the radiator to cool down a bit, and when the "cooler" water from the radiator makes it into the engine the temperature of the water will make the thermostat close again. Keep in mind, every time I say water I mean water mixed with coolant/antifreeze. You're NEVER suppose to just put water alone in your engine as a regular practice. Only in an emergency situation where you don't have any other choice would you do that, in order to make it to the nearest place where you can replace it with the proper water/coolant/antifreeze mixture. Thermostats are sold by temperature. Some times you can find thermostats that have lower or higher temperatures stamped on them or on the box. The use of those depends on the climate you live in (cold north states, hot south states, caribbean, etc.) Ask your mechanic or auto parts expert to see which one is the proper one for your car in the state you live in. In some cars you can check the water pump without having to take it out just by removing the thermostat and putting everything back together (except the thermostat, of course), then taking the radiator cap off. Turn the car on to see if the fluids in the radiator are circulating properly. If not, then you'll have to take the pump off to investigate deeper. Don't forget to replace the thermostat in it's proper place, since most cars use sensors that work upon the temperature of the engine and its water to do different things. So it's not a good practice to eliminate a thermostat on a car. Also, verify that the radiator cap is in good working order. Some radiator caps work just like the thermostat, when they reach a particular high temperature they open to liberate excessive pressure to prevent the radiator to explode or crack, etc. Thermostats and radiator caps are not that expensive, so if you are going to do this tests, you might as well just replace them with new ones anyways. That way you'll know you will not have problems with those in the near future. Hope this helps you! Best wishes!

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Check engine comes in when engine starts to overheat, which it does in slow traffic. Radiator, fans, water pump are OK.


Did you check/replace the thermostat? Another possible cause may be hair line cracks in the head(s).

May 10, 2014 | 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

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If you mix the old green antifreeze with the new type, will it gum up and cause the car to overheat


new radiator? any white ish smoke? usually, headgasket problems, but if you replaced water pump, hoses, and thermostat the last should be radiator,

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My car is rumming hot and the antifreeze is leaking I'm thinking it's my water pump


It could be the water pump , or something else , like a faulty thermostat. Where is the coolant leaking from ? If it is leaking from the water pump , then yes , your pump might be toast.
If the thermostat is no good , the engine will warm up to normal temp , and then overheat quite quickly. As it overheats and the coolant expands and boils , it could back up into the overflow reservoir and leak out onto the ground. You need to get someone to diagnose the problem ASAP , running your engine in an overheat condition could very quickly blow your head gasket and/or warp a cylinder head. If you can , please post a bit more info. Does it run but at a higher than normal temp. Does it only overheat when stopped in traffic etc.
Could be water pump , or thermostat , or plugged up radiator , or nonfunctioning cooling fans.

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How to tell if water pump for 04 cadillac srx needs to be replaced.


Your car will overheat very fast and you may either notice coolant leaking from the location of the pump and also possibly a squealing noise due to a bad bearing. Overheating can also be caused by a bad thermostat.

Feb 17, 2010 | 2004 Cadillac SRX

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Engine overheats while driving approx 20 mins - does not overheat in idle - radiator was changed (new)due to leak, thermostat is new and is installed correctly, new cap as well-could it be water pump? it's...


Check to see that the electric fan is coming on, there are two fans on this vehicle. The sender for the fan is right in front of the engine near the water housing, and is a common problem. Good Luck.

Sep 16, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee

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Overheating/Loss of power


Unless water pump bearing is loose or noisy or the pump is leaking, that's not your problem. Have the system flushed. Thermostat is also likely not the problem but with repeated overheats or near-overheats it will become unreliable so change it as a precaution.

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Hello,i would replace the thermostat first.Check for water leaking around water pump,listen to hear if water pump bearing is shot and see if you can wiggle the water pump pully.if you can.bearing likely bad.,,hope this helps





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