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Overheating change thermostat water pump flushed radiator water from resovouir wont drain into radiator

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  • james2833 Aug 17, 2008

    we replaced the water pump, thermostat, radiator cap,and fan relay.
    Nothing helps. Everything works fine for awhile then the pressure builds up in the cooling system and blows all the coolant out and the pressure destroys the radiator. We are now on our fourth new radiator!
    Please help.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    i too have this problem, i bought the car 3 days ago and it was good until today then out of the blue it started getting very hot so i test the thermostat and it wasnt opening so i replaced that and in the process the thermo housing broke so renewed that too but still reaches the boil within 5-10 minutes any suggestions would be much appreciated.
    cheers Duane "o"



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If the head and gasket are good, and hoses not blocked, and the coolant pump is good and the rad is not blocked, all sensors and thermostats good, then it could be the heater core.

If you can bypass this during summer, it may help. The heater core is like a very small radiator, and often they get blocked up. This can restrict the collant getting around the engine properly, and cause overheating. If you leave this bypassed, you won't get hot air blowing into your cab during winter with the heater on --------- hey, who cares right now when it's summer!

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Sounds like a bad head gasket -- check for oil in radiator fuild

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