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1996 Buick regal over heating

The low coolant light is on, the radiator is full, I changed the thermostat. The radiator seems to be circulating, no water loss...any suggestions

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  • b3848 Jun 15, 2008

    how will this make it over heat

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    we changed the thermostat, water pump and flushed the radiator, but the needle still goes up

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Replace the coolant level sensor

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Does your car have a separate tank for the coolant ?

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    monk3ybidzness Jun 15, 2008

    the civic that i am using have a separate tank for the coolant and it is connected to the radiator.

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Hi,

Check the sensor and wiring from it for a short.

Hope this is an easy fix for you.

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

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    Richard Perkins Jun 15, 2008

    If disconnecting the sensor, the problem is solved. Replace the sensor.

  • Richard Perkins
    Richard Perkins Jun 15, 2008

    Are you certain it actually is overheating? Does the water boil off if left idling. If the temperature gets to 100degrees C - the cooling fans should cut in to draw cooling air through the radiator.



    If the top of the radiator gets hot - you'r new thermostat is working just fine. If it stays cold the thermostat may be upsidedown or faulty.



    If the fans do not cut in at around 90 degrees C, the temperature switch is defective.

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