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Check your fluid levels whe car is cold fill resevoir with 50-50 mix antifreexe

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Water is not flowin through engine and runs hot


circulation comes from the water pump,but the thermostat must also be opening and closing for this system to work properly.some where some thing is not functioning properly,with out a doubt in my mind and no your engine is not blown; make sure the cooling system is not air bound ,i do believe that there is several bleeders to render this problem ,now if the coolant light is on that usually means the reserve container is low but the level sensors also get stuck causing this type of situation,also the reserve bottle or container doesn't circulate,it just draws extra antifreeze when needed or when the engine over heats it catches back flow thats why it should be filled to the level indicated on the bottle ,good luck

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Temperature needle does not move for awhile and when it does the check engine light comes on but the temperature needle does not read hot and moter does not get hot


When a 'check engine light' (MIL=Malfunction Indicator Lamp) is turned on, there is a DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) set/stored in the ECM/PCM (Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module). This code identifies which engine management system component/function experienced a malfunction. Once you pull/read this code, you may begin diagnosis.

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My 97 cutlass is getting hot,replaced the thermastat what else could it be?


Is it running hot or is the gauge/light reading hot? May be the coolant temperature sensor is bad and is telling the "computer" that the vehicle is hot.

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HOW TO CHANGE THERMOSTAT ON THE V-6


First make sure engine is cool.
-Put drain pan under car, coolant will run out.
-Remove the TOP radiator hose that runs to the metal thermastat housing. Coolant will now be running out, try and direct it to the drain pan below.
-Remove the thermastat housing, BEFORE removing the thermastat make sure you TAKE NOTE at how it is situated in the casting.
- Take the thermastat housing and run a wire brush on the flat spot were the old gasket material is.
-Both mating sides of the thermastat housing MUST BE PERFECTLY CLEAN. There can not be any old gasket material left.
-Insatll new thermastat.
-Put a very light amount of PERMATEX orange high temp. silicone on BOTH sides of the new gasket.
-Put a small amount on bolt threads also.
-Now install thermastat housing, and bolts.
-Tighten bolts down a little at a time, alternating between the two, unitl till they are tight.
-Install the radiator hose, and tighten hose clamp.
-Remove radiator cap, pour in coolant, until it sits just below the radiator cap neck. This may take a little time as the system has some air in it.
-Install the radiator cap. Make sure you radiator overflow tank is filled properly.
-Remove the drain pan, make SURE ALL the tools use used are secure, and out of the engine bay.
-Start engine, and place your heater control to 'HEAT"
-Let engine run until the top radiator hose is hot, which means you thermastat has opened.
-Keep watching the engine temp AT ALL TIMES, we wnat to make sure there is no air in the system.
-Inspect for any leaks. Now when the top radiator hose is hot make sure the hose clamp is tight.
Please let me know how it goes.

Feb 11, 2010 | 1993 Buick Skylark

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1995 toyota 4runner gets hot with new thermastat gasket


the thermostat should be closed when you take it out, therefore the thermostat is bad. It does not closed.

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2003 vw beetle Turbo S temperture light turns red


several possabilities , first ned to preasure test cooling system to find if it has a leak or if it was just overheating and purging coolant. another strong chance is the water pump

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