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My car is overheating. i changed out the thermostat. nothing is getting pulled from the res.

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  • jb79 Jul 13, 2008

    my lumina does the same thing, it starts and works fine, new oil,new dex cool and had the systeme flushed. the probleme seems to be that the thermostat sticks to a point where it cant open anymore. i noticed that the inside of the rad was coverd in black muck, i thought the head guaskets where fried ,but after further inspection they are fine. so, my thought is , that the only way to get this probleme solved is to get that black muck out and get it cleaned from the inside. that black stuff seems to seep thru,gets beetween the gap of the thermo and wen i shut it off, the car cools down,so those the muck and at that point it hardens and jams the systeme. one flush did not work.some speek of a relay switch in the systeme that could be the probleme but havent goten that far wet! best luck. ! RODHEAD!

  • pink_munkee Nov 11, 2008

    My lumina keeps overheating. Changed the thermostat. Still overheats. Fans dont seem to be kicking on, and not much pressure in the radiater- can sqeeze the hose.



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Are the fans working? let it run and get hot. they should kick on if the fans come on and work the water pump is bad

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I had the same problem when i flushed my lumina out the car will overheat easily. I took it to the dealer and the found out that it was air stuck in a valve. I still dont get where the air was in, but after they took the air out the car went back to normal.

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