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AIR IN WATER TANK THE WATER SHOOTS OUT OF THE OVERFLOW PIPE BUT THE THERMOSTAT IS OK AND THE PUMP IS FINE IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN DRIVING AND THE PIPES ARE SOFT

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If the water shoots out then I am afraid the head gasket is leaking.

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93 GMC Safari overheating. This happened spontaneously. Runs hot very quickly when I drive it. There is antifreeze in both radiator and overflow res, overflow res fills up more after driving a bit. ...


It would appear your thermostat is stuck in the closed position , find where it is on your engine, drain coolant and remove thermostat housing and stat, replace housing(liquid gasket OK) and coolant. now run engine, turn heater controls to hot leaving filler cap off, top up any water to max and replace cap now warm up to temp until fan comes on. if all ok replace thermostat with a new one and new gasket, you could also flush the sytem out at the same time with a hose pipe by loosening one of coolent pipes and flush radiator.

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Car is overheating. When I turn the heat on it comes out cold! Overflow tank is half full and both radiator fans are working/on. I see no leaks on hoses or radiator or around those areas. I just am...


This really sounds to me like you may have a bad water pump, especially if your heat is blowing cold. You can try a few cheaper alternatives before you you shell out the dough for a new pump, though. First, you can try caanging the thermostat. This will be located in a metal elbow where the upper radiator hose enters the engine block. It is a very easy process, just make sure you pay close attention to the orientation of the old thermostat when you remove it. Second, you can try to "burp" your cooling system to remove any air pockets that may be present. There should be a bleeder port either on the thermostat housing or on the upper heater pipe. This is a hard pipe running from the thermostat housing or engine block into your heater coil. To find the heater coil, look for two small cooling lines entering the firewall side-by-side. Trace these back to find the upper heater pipe. Once you locate the bleeder port, with the engine running and up to full temperature, slowly and carefully open the port and see if any air shoots out. If air shoots out, leave the port open until you get a steady stream of water, then close the port. Wait a minute or two and do it again. Repeat this process until you get a steasy stream of water each time you open the port. If neither of these work, it's time to get your pump checked.

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My car BMW 318i 2000 model was parked for about 1.5 years without driving. the water pipes are bursting. first it was the plastic pipe on the engine and after replacing, the water tank on the side of the...


Is the water tank the windshield washer fluid or the radiator overflow tank??

If it is the washer fluid tank, fill it with "below 32F" type fluid. If it is the radiator over flow tank, it would appear to me that the radiator fluid is too watered down or weak and is not freeze resistant. The radiator fluid should be 50/50 mix of Prestone or other make of radiator fluid and water. This is to save your engine and radiator from bursting. Ice takes up move volume that water (this is why Ice floats on water). Inside of a pipe, radiator or engine block, this can be devisating. You could crack your radiator or engine block. Hopefully who ever serviced your car last used the correct fluid. You might want to get this checked before more damage happens to your car.

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How to install thermostat


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2.2L Engine


  1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the exhaust manifold, as outlined in this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.

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  1. Fig. Thermostat mounting-2.2L engine
  2. Remove the thermostat.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
  3. Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt. Tighten the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the exhaust manifold, as outlined in this section.
  5. Fill the cooling system.


3.1L Engines

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat housing.
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line from the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove thermostat housing-to-intake manifold attaching bolt and nut, then remove the housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat.

To install:
  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2. Insert the thermostat in the intake manifold.
  3. Attach the thermostat housing to the intake manifold.
  4. Install the mounting bolt and nut. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  6. Connect the surge tank line to thermostat housing.
  7. Refill the cooling system.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable, remove the radiator cap, then start the engine. Allow the engine to run with radiator cap removed, until the upper radiator hose becomes hot (thermostat open). With the engine idling, add coolant to the radiator until the level is up to the bottom of the filler neck.
  9. Install the radiator cap, making sure the arrows line up with the overflow tube.

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97 cadillac eldorado overflowing through overflow pipe


The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line. It's job is to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank(not the cap),this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side to near the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.

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How to change the thermostat


Alero, Grand Am 1999-2005 Thermostat - Removal & Installation 2.2L Engine
  1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, remove the exhaust manifold, as outlined in this section.
  2. Drain the cooling system.
  3. Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolts.
  4. Remove the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.

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    Fig. Thermostat mounting-2.2L engine
  5. Remove the thermostat.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat.
  2. Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe.
  3. Install the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt. Tighten the thermostat housing to water pump feed pipe bolt to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, install the exhaust manifold, as outlined in this section.
  5. Fill the cooling system.

3.1L Engines
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system to a level below the thermostat housing.
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line from the thermostat housing.
  5. Remove thermostat housing-to-intake manifold attaching bolt and nut, then remove the housing.
  6. Remove the thermostat.

To install:
  1. Clean all gasket surfaces completely.
  2. Insert the thermostat in the intake manifold.
  3. Attach the thermostat housing to the intake manifold.
  4. Install the mounting bolt and nut. Tighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  6. Connect the surge tank line to thermostat housing.
  7. Refill the cooling system.
  8. Connect the negative battery cable, remove the radiator cap, then start the engine. Allow the engine to run with radiator cap removed, until the upper radiator hose becomes hot (thermostat open). With the engine idling, add coolant to the radiator until the level is up to the bottom of the filler neck.
  9. Install the radiator cap, making sure the arrows line up with the overflow tube.

3.4L Engine
  1. Drain the cooling system.
  2. Remove the air cleaner.
  3. Remove exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Disconnect the surge tank line fitting from the coolant outlet.
  5. Remove the thermostat housing to intake manifold bolts.
  6. Remove the thermostat housing outlet and thermostat
  7. Clean the mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install the thermostat and housing outlet.
  2. Install the thermostat housing bolts. Tighten the thermostat housing bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
  3. Install exhaust crossover pipe.
  4. Connect the surge tank line fitting to the coolant outlet. Tighten the fittings to 15 ft. lbs. (21 Nm).
  5. Install the air cleaner.
  6. Fill the cooling system.
  7. Inspect the system for leaks.
Hope this help (remember comment and rated this).

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