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2001 Kia Overheats On Hills and Passings

My 2001 Kia started overeating when I give it gas to go up a hill, or to pass another car, or whenever I accelerate quickly. If I just drive normally then the temperature gauge stays on notch below half. Any suggestions?

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  • kneegrow Aug 28, 2008

    It depends on how high the hill goes, for big hills the gauge goes about 3/4, and after I hit the top the temperature slowly lowers back down to about half.

  • kneegrow Sep 10, 2008

    I changed the thermostat. Seems to have done the trick

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Check the clutch fan that would be a good place to start , with engine running and hot take a section of newspaper rold up shove it in the fan if it stops or slows down than it needs to be replaced:
good luck Bill

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Can you clearify how hot the vehichle get's when you go up a hill?

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