Help my 1980 phoenix is over heating, well at least the light is coming on. I have replaced the thermostat and have made sure the radiator is full. I am pretty sure the radiator is not leaking. But I drive it until the car heats up (about two miles) and the indicator light goes on. What else can I say, Its not the water pump. Help!!!
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Re: 1980 phoenix over heating
I would recommened to always use the thermostat as it plays a role in your temp control. is it just the gauge or is the car actually getting hot? if it doesnt get hot check your gauge and temp switch if it does then flush your radiator and cooling system make sure water pump is good check your radiator cap for wear failing all that it may be the head or gasket also check your overflow bottle use the correct type of coolant and make sure it is not leaking anywhere also check your fan is working properly overheating can be an annoying prob to diagnose hope you find it
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I"m not sure what the problem is, this sounds like the engine light is coming on because its overheating and you replaced the airpump and alternator and now you thinks it is the thermostat. if this is correct then yes replace the thermostat and also check the fan clutch, when engine is hot the fan should not spin freely. and last are you sure the engine light is on due to it overheating, if it is due to overheating then check fan clutch and replace the thermostant
check your water pump if it go's out it will cause you car to over heat and blow out cool air. if not water pump check your thermostat ez way is your hose on the left side (driver side) hot or cold if hot thermostat probably fine. if cold replace it. and it never hearts to do an coolant flush. last but not lease those motors are notorious for bad intake gaskets.
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It simple he is declining the work,it can't be because the thermostat,its a warranty work, call around different areas,your getting delayed and the write thing is that you got it in writing and dated ,the date will be important for warranty,seek another place for repair but call first,
Meaning your not getting any heat? I would suspect a higher temp thermostat was put in, and now its taking longer to get heat... Its also possible the thermostat is faulty... Either way, I would try a new thermostat again... The check engine light wont come on from a thermostat so change the CTS...
Wow snow I haven't seen that since 1985 lol, I now live in Sunny West Palm Beach Florida, I would suggest changing out the thermostat, Usually when water pumps are bad you will here an obviouse noise coming from the pump or have signs of leaking. and also make sure you are getting good air flow from your fan that the fan clutch is working ok.
if standing on passenger side of car looking at the engine the belt will be in front of you the water pump is down at the bottom of engine on the left it is run off the timing chain on the 2.4 when you replaced the water outlet did you bleed cooling system ? if not i would try that first also the low cooling light should not come on unless it is low if it is low you may have another leak