Question about 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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Hi i just put a new radiator ,hoses,thermostat and radiator hose in my car and it still getting hot what more can i do??

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Are the fans cutting in??

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Have you tried flushing your cooling system?  It sounds like you might have some kind of blockage in there.  I had the same problem with my 89 civic and used a prestone flushing kit.  It's pretty cheap from AutoZone.  Give it a try and let me know if I can help you with anything else.  Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa.

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SOURCE: radiator hose gets extremely hot and the car cutts off instantly!

has the fan been replaced? if so then you may have a faulty water pump

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 honda accord is overheating. Installed new

When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.

Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.

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Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak

This test will kill two birds with one stone.

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MAKE SURE THE COOLANT SYSTEM and ENGINE IS COLD!

RAN THIS TEST IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA ONLY!

You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!

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Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .

Top of the coolant reserve tank

Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.

Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.

Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark

After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.

If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.

Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.

If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.

Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.

Start monitor for coolant lost

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A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.

Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.

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If my top radiator hose gets hot but not my bottom one does this mean my thermostat is bad


I don't know how did you test your radiator but if you apply below steps you can clarify your problem easier.

If you want to test your radiator:
A) Park your car (it takes more longer to get real temperature values, if the car is moving)
B) Start the engine (don't forget to engage handbrake)
C) Wait around 10 to 15 minute
D) If your top radiator hose gets hot and bottom radiator hose gets warm; your radiator is functional. (In few minutes your radiator fan suppose to work)

If bottom radiator hose is still cold, it means there is a problem at thermostat. If you see any leakage at thermostat housing at the end of above step C, you need to renew thermostat housing gasket too. Even if you buy new thermostat, i suggest you to test it before assembly. If new thermostat doesn't open enough, your car may run so hot.

If you would like to test your thermostat:
A) Boil water in disposable bowl (thermostat may exposure chemical substances)
B) Put thermostat into boiling water.
C) If thermostat opens totaly, it is ready for assembly.

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2002 jeep cherokee put new water pump and thermast in still getting hot like water is not flowing cheack top radiator hoses and its hot bottem hose is cold is it a bad radiator what can i do???


Hi David, How long did you run the engine before checking the temperature? The thermostat will only begin to open when the engine has warmed and the gauge begins to move. If after giving it a correct warming period it has still remained cold, I suggest the following. As you have already replaced the water pump, thermostat and radiator cap, the radiator may be blocked. Carry out a back flush, meaning, use a good quality radiator flushing chemical and follow the instructions carefully. Run the engine in accordance with the instructions. Let the engine cool and then draining, flushing the system by connecting a hose pipe with a fairly good head of pressure against the usual direction of flow. If that fails you may need to replace the radiator. Let me know how you get on, Happy new year Regards John

Jan 01, 2013 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Where is the thermostat and how do i test it


follow top radiator hose it will take you to the thermostat housing.to check thermostat when engine is hot both radiator hoses should be hot to touch if the top radiator hose going to thermostat housing is cool not hot when engine is hot. the thermostat stuck closed causing engine to over heat need to replace thermostat and radiator pressure cap.when replacing thermostat make sure to pay attention to position of thermostat so you can install new thermostat in the same position.

Dec 10, 2011 | 1994 Volvo 940

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Car is running hot had a recent radiator change, the top and bottom hoses are very hard and hot ! could this be the thermostat stuck closed?


Check your coolant level. It may be low.
Did they put the proper mixture of anti-freeze back in? I would have the anti-freeze checked. Or you can buy a simple little tool for a few bucks and do it yourself.

A radiator hose is supposed to be "hard" to withstand the heat. If hoses become soft it is time to replace them.

I don't know enough about Mercedes to answer your question much further other than to suggest the thermostat. If they put in a new radiator, they should have suggested putting in a new thermostat also, but they don't always do that.

Check your anti-freeze mixture first.

Simple things first.

Feb 14, 2011 | 1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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1998 Pontiac Sunfire Symptoms: -Overheating


What are you going by to say it's overheating , temp gauge ? Have you test to see what the actual temp. is > Hook - up a scan tool ,what's the PCM - engine computer seeing for engine temp. ? 223 degress the PCM should turn on the cooling fan . You could buy a Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer With Laser Targeting at harbor freight ! Radiator very hot ????? What is the right temp .
Non Contact Infrared Thermometer With Laser Targeting

Could be a bad temp gauge . Is the coolant surging inside the cooling system ? Does it have a radiator cap ? Have you replaced it ?

May 06, 2017 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

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Radiator running hot/possible thermostat issue?


hi fallow the top radiator hose to the engine there is the thermo housing

Sep 09, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

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Heating problem


If you changed the thermostat yourself and have noted that the lower radiator hose is cooler than the upper radiator hose, you may have installed the thermostat incorrectly or have purchased a faulty thermostat. A lower radiator hose that does not get hot (or as hot as the upper radiator hose) is a direct indication of a faulty thermostat. Please vote for this solution if you found this to be helpful. Thanks,

Jun 01, 2009 | 2003 Jeep Liberty

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Radiator hose gets extremely hot and the car cutts off instantly!


has the fan been replaced? if so then you may have a faulty water pump

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