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My 98 olds intrigue gets hot but no warning lights come only the temp gage goes up. It has 129000 miles on it. We just had it a shop, radiator fine, no leaks, the only thing found was map sensor was loose...but it is still getting hot.

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Spend $12.00 on a new radiator cap. The Olds has a pressurized water system. If there is an air leak it will not cool properly. Be sure your radiator is filled and no water leaks exist such as leaky freeze plug or water hoses. Is the fan belt good and snug? You could also have a sticky thermostat. Both the cap and thermostat are low cost items that you can do yourself as a first step in eliminating the problem.

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SOURCE: replaced thermostat - still getting red light

sounds like a faulty sender unit not passing the right voltage which is causing the gauge to read high

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You need to unplug the coolant senor that was replaced and see if the problem still exists,if so the wrong sensor was replaced.There is one that runs the cooling fan and one for the temp guage.

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I'm not certain if this engine has coolant bleeder valves, but if it does, make sure there aren't any pockets, particularly around the sending unit. Something is fooling the computer into thinking that things are really, really hot.

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I have an 02 olds alero (142000) the radiator fans are not working, therefore overheating. I have replaced the thermostat, water pump, coolant, what causes the fans not to work?

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