Question about 1989 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Car was overheating due to rust on the radiator, or maybe the thermostat, and as a temp fix till i could buy the new radiator was told to flush out the radiator i did this and took it to test it to see if it would overheat and its stayed at like 200 but on the way back home started making a horriable knocking sound we could feel, it sounded like a old desiel almost and started smelling burnt then the car died.... did overheating kill the engine?

Posted by on

  • Kristen Gamino
    Kristen Gamino Sep 28, 2010

    We checked the oil and other than being half qt low it was fine....

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers

More than likely it did, if you can check the Engine Oil Dipstick see if there are any signs of water in the oil, when an engine is overheated the Head gaskets get burned and the water starts to go into the engine where the oil runs. Good Luck.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010

  • Kristen Gamino
    Kristen Gamino Sep 28, 2010

    we checked the oil and other than being 1/2 qt low it was fine, any other sugestions?

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The heater works sometimes and sometimes it does not. I have replaced the thermostat twice in a month due to being told I could have purchased a malfunctioning one the first time. My heat came on and...


Your engine is overheating because the coolant is not flowing properly. If you have clogs in the cooling system changing the thermostat is not going help very long. Depending on what the material is that's causing the clog it will eventually prevent your new thermostat from working as designed. Buy a radiator flush kit and flush the system. If your heater core is clogged it may prevent heated water from entering it (that is where the heat is radiated from).

Jan 16, 2011 | 1999 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

Ok, g35 coupe 06,52k miles Had over heating problem in april 2010,replaced thermostat, all's well. Now Jan 2011 overheating again, noticed upper & lower radiator hoses collapse, changed thermostat...


Heres a couple of things you can check. Start your car and remove the radiator cap,(before it gets hot mind you) when it reaches norm operating temp, look inside radiator to see if water is circulating. If its not moving, its a bad water pump. Also, youre hoses should never collapse, if they collapse when they get hot maybe you need new hoses? Finally, if those dont work, flush out your radiator. Open the bottom cockpit and use a garden hose and let it flush out the system while the car is running, about 10 mins should do the trick. If the radiator looks clean inside then it doesnt need flushed.

Jan 04, 2011 | 2006 Infiniti G35

2 Answers

I replaced the radiator in my ef ford falcon futura wagon 1995 model and it still heats up


Hi, It says in your question that you have a 1995? Falcon Wagon. I assume you mean something like a 1965. I used to drive one from time to time when I was young and I loved it.
Anyway "Still Heats up".
My automatic response to that would be
1 Replace the thermostat as that is the very least expensive job and should definitely be kept up with. When a thermostat sticks, you get overheating.
2 Then I would back-flush the system to remove any rust in the block. Prestone makes a good kit to install, if you haven't done it already. On an Iron Block engine, you back flush the rust out of the engine till the water goes clear. I've put these kits into every vehicle I've owned since the time of your Falcon.
. After that, Would be to replace or rebuild the water pump. If it very old. The impeller, which may be made of metal may have deteriorated, rusted or simply wore away.
I hope this helps. Take care of that honey of a car.
Happy New Year,
Mark
P.S. Any questions you have, I would be more than happy to help on.

Jan 02, 2011 | Ford Futura Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

So my thermostat is new, car is maintaining proper


IF ENGINE RUNS AT RIGHT TEMP SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE AIR BLOCK, OR BLOCKED HEATER MATRIX, CHECK FIRST CHECK THE HEIGHT OF THE HEATER MATRIX IN THE CAB , IF ITS HIGHER THAN THE FILLER/EXPANSION TANK. THEN COULD BE AN AIR LOCK, LOOK FOR THE HIGHEST PIPE AND SEE IF THERE IS A BLEED VALVE, IF NOT TAKE BOTH PIPES OFF THE MATRIX FEEDS (TWO PIPES GOING FROM ENGINE BAY TO INSIDE OF CAR, AND FLUSH OUT WITH HOSE TO SEE IF IT IS BLOCKED, AND RECONNECT LOWEST PIPE FIRST AND FILL SYSTYM TILL WATER APPEAR FROM TOP AND RECONNECT RUN MOTOR, AND KEEP TOPIN UP, YOU CAN BUY A COOLENT FLUSH SOLUTION TO CLEAN THE SYSTYM OUT

Dec 26, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

3 Answers

1997 Camaro is overheating. I have replaced both the Water Pump and Thermostat and still overheating


what do you mean by overheating? puking coolant out? or just high on the temp gauge. the rad fan should come on if the a/c is on. if the a.c is off, the fan doesnt come on till 220f or so. when the fan is on, there should be "roasting hot" air blowing through the radiator, if not the radiator is not flowing coolant.

Sep 18, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Camaro

2 Answers

2001 Oldsmobile Alero overheating


I think you started out looking in the right places. Replacing the coolant, thermostat, relay and sensor are all fairly inexpensive.

I believe you either have blockage in the system (especially if you're using tapwater), or your water pump may be failing.

I would first either take it to a radiator shop and have them flush the cooling system out thoroughly, or else pick up a chemical flush kit and do it yourself. This involves more than just drain and refill.

If this doesn't work, your next step will probably be replacing the water pump. At almost 200k miles, it's probably about due anyway.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

2 Answers

RADIATOR IS RUSTED!


a radiator flush chemical may be a bad idea if the radiator is rusted up inside.drain out as much as you can, fill with distilled water only, then idle the car till it is at full operating temp. then drain the water and do the same thing one more time. after that, fill with your 50-50 mix of antifreeze/water and that will be about as clean as you can safely get it.

May 30, 2009 | 1992 Nissan 300ZX

1 Answer

1993 chevy camero- thick, rusty colored residue in radiator


The rust is probably in the engine. There are many little pockets, water ways, water jackets (around the cylinders), etc, so getting all the rust out without dunking the block and heads in a cleaning tank is about imposible. I would recommend giving it really good flush every 4 to 6 months. I would try flushing the radiator before replacing it because it is probably not rusted, even though it is full of gunk.

May 18, 2009 | 1993 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

Overheating 2001 pontiac aztek


remove coolant.remove thermostat remove bottom radiator hose to water pump.put a empty container under the radiator.take a water hose put it where thermostat goes flush out the rust in block.watch the water as it come out the water pump .if stream water is small keep flushing until you get a study sream of clear water. also flush out radiator. lower water pressure dont flush radiator it with high water pressure you could burst it. make clean the over flow jug .make sure it not stopped up.put in a new thermostat and radiator pressure cap. fill radiator with half antifreeze and half water.bleed the coolant system.

Apr 05, 2009 | 2001 Pontiac Aztek

1 Answer

Temp in car is running high, thermostat has been changed


sounds like you could have some junk in your coolant system. I would try a complete flush maybe a couple of times with just water pumping through. you can get rust in there and even with a new thermostat as soon as a chunk of rust gets back to the thermostat ot can stick closed again.

Jan 23, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

247 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...