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Steam but temp gauge did not change

I was driving uphill, when i pushed on the gas pedal to give the car extra power to make it up the hill the car started steaming.

i didnt have far to get home so got there, and lifted the hood. there was a lot of steam and a brownish water all over.

on the front part of the car there was a part that had a type of screw or bolt stickin out of it. a friend had told me that had something to do with bleeding things.

but that had popped off.

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  • runbeck Sep 28, 2008

    The same thing happened to me this afternoon but I didn't make it home.  The engine light came on, no change on the temp gauge, steam was pouring off the engine.  I pulled off the road by a store, popped the hood and also noticed the rectangular cap with the bleeder thing on in had come off.  What is that part called and how do I fix it?  

    Of more concern, why did it happen?  I just had the oil changed and all of the fluids checked last week.


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That was probably the bleeder screw for the cooling system take any thing that is left of the screw out and clean the treads and put a new one in. it came out because the vehicle overheated have the system serviced and make sure there is plenty of antifreze in it

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