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Overheating my fiat seicento 1999 keeps overheating

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  • bigbone73 Jul 01, 2008

    hi my 1989 toyota cressida is overheating and i just change my thermostat, fan clutch,coolant switch and flush my radiator and put new one in it.

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    washer pump runs when switched on but no water on front screen. Rear windows okay. wipers also do not wipe in this mode.

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Hi check your thermostat, waterpump, radiator and cap, hoses, fan if you can see a visible leak then i can talk you through a solution if its not leaking try flushing radiator, change the cap, make sure your fan is working, make sure your water pump is working u can test by removing the radiator cap with the engine running you should be able to see the coolant flowing not just sitting still if you need more assistance let me know

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

  • shane donegan
    shane donegan Jun 04, 2008

    by the way same car yesterday was overheating turned out to be the thermostat possibility.

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I hope you have managed to solve the radiator problem by now. Seicento seem to suffer from water flow blockage in the heater blower area. I recommend you check the piper behind the carburator and make sure water is flowing. Normally when these pipes are blocked, water will flow back to the expansion tank and start leaking through its cap. You can also open the small screw on the small pipe coming out from the back panel behind the carburator and see whetehr water flows. Also, if the water is heard grumbling when engine is switched off, it is highly likely that the water is not flowing through the heater unit. Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Andrew

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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