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1996 plymouth breeze,... did a tune up change the thermostat but did not purge the radiator,... 2dn day after using the car,.... car got overheated and stop,... car is still able to be driven which i don't until i find the problem of what happen,... please help

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  • megakylo Jul 13, 2010

    yeah i will try to do that 1st thing tomorrow, i dont think it was contaminated we did not used silicone,... we open the place where the thermostat goes and exchange it with the new one,.... it appears NO leaking of any kind but when i Look under the car there is what i think rust and anti freeze leak,... what i was told was to also check for all the housings and the pump,... because it might have to be replace,.... but thank you so much,... i will try fix it my self,... im a Nursing student with No cash hahahahahahaha see if i can Operate and use what pre med classes thought me in to PLAY,.... how hard can it be right,..... ill keep you posted next stop icu and rehab for cars

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OK, the thermostat, if silicon was used to seal the housing, could be contaminated and staying closed causing the overheating. Take the thermostat out and check for opening in boiling hot water.

Also, try flushing the cooling system.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 13, 2010

    I agree with the comment that the housing could be leaking through its gasket.

    Cars can sure be complicated sometimes.



    Wish you luck.



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