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My 1997 MITTS eclipse started over heating with in 5 minutes of idling it over heats and boils out the reserve tank. If I remove a fuze from the fuze block in the engine it does not over heat. thoughts?

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Could be a short...I'm guessing when you remove the fuse the temperature sensor acts properly

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Which fuse did you remove?

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What is the coolent reserve tank for???? IF broke does it need to be fixed immedatley? Mine is busted and I was wondering if my car is going to overheat now. THANKS

The coolant reserve tank is a medium for the radiator to breathe. Water passes from the radiator to the coolant reserve tank and fort.

The car might not necessarily over-heat if the coolant reserve tank is broken, but it is advisable that you replace it to enable it serve its purpose within the operations of the car engine.

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When the car is completely cool,check the electric fan(s) for smooth rotation.

Clean/check/change the thermo sensor,contact and wire.


Excavate air pocket in coolant system / check for head gasket leak

This test will kill two birds with one stone.




You will spill some coolant during this air pocket purge test.......BE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT and ANIMAL please clean up after the test!


Put the front end on a pair of ramp or park your car on a VERY STEEP HILL (radiator facing top of the hill) .

Top of the coolant reserve tank

Let it ran for 10-15 minutes.

Monitor for air pockets escaping from coolant reserve tank.

Small amount of bubbles is OK at 1-5 minute mark

After the thermostat open up (after 195 F warm up) at
5-12 minute mark or after high idle you should see less bubbles.

If you do not see any in rush of bubbles then your thermostat may be partially stuck or rusted badly inside the thermostat hosing.

Give the thermostat host few gentle taps.

If you see larger bubbles surfacing after 15 minutes then should do a hydrocarbon (HC) dye test to test for potential head gasket leak.

Let engine cold down and top off coolant reserve tank.

Start monitor for coolant lost


A coolant flush is require every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

I recommend the thermostat that has a relief pop-let to reduce the change of burst radiator and coolant hoses.

Make sure you get a new thermostat gasket,black RTV and fresh coolant for the job.

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where is it leaking from? is it low in water from leaking? there is a hole on top of your water pump if the seals go bad in it thenit will leak water till the piont thatit gets low and cause heating.check for location and let me know.last thing you want to say is blown headgasket

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Check the thermostat? It may be stuck closed.
If that is not it, it is probably your radiator is getting plugged. This would need to be removed and taken to a radiator shop to have boiled out.

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