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1995 Volvo 850 Overheating

I have a '95 Volvo 850 2.3L Turbo and have for several weeks been experiencing overheating issues in the coolant reservoir. This initially began when my upper radiator hose blew a hole. I replaced the hose only to find that boiling coolant was leaking out of the resovoir. Upon taking it to a mechanic, he surmised my radiator cap was somehow broken. I bought a new cap, and it cracked and melted and didnt help at all, and i now use the old one. Keep in mind that when i drive the car, the temp gauge never goes past 1/2, but the coolant still boils out, and steam arises from the dipstick area. After undergoing an overheating diagnostic, he said my reservoir was bought a new reservoir, and it still boils and leaks. He also said i had some excess fluid/coolant in my radiator, so i flushed my radiator. So long story short, replaced upper radiator hose, radiator cap, reservoir, and flushed it, but it still heats and leaks out under the cap. Its like there's far to much pressure. So it technically overheats, but the temo gauge doesnt go up. Any ideas?

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    Rachel Apr 09, 2014

    experiencing this SAME EXACT issue on a 96 volvo 850. did you find a solution?



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