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Test the engine thermostat and cooling fan operation slipping fan belt bad water pump.
Posted on Jun 02, 2014
Check to see if the radiator cooling fan operates when the problem occurs. If the fan doe s not operate, check for a blown fuse in the fan cooling circuit. That the engine does not overheat when idling for long periods seems to indicate the radiator cooling fan operates normally.
If the radiator fan operates normally when the engine is hot, the likely culprit is the engine thermostat, which then should be replaced. Thermostats can fail "closed," their normal position when the engine is cold. When that happens, they will not open to allow adequate coolantr flow as the engine heats up. An idling engine des not require much coolant flow to remain cool as it is not working very hard. When powering the car down the road, excessive heat is trapped in the cooling system and cannot be radiated by the radiator away due to the failed thermostat stuck in its closed position.
Posted on May 30, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I drive a 2001 Chevy Tahoe with around 164,000 miles on it. I just got the power steering pump replaced yesterday and drove it last night and today and now when I turn corners it's making a really bad
Make sure that belt is tight. Make sure the connection to the pump is lined up correctly. Last but not least you may have to flush the whole system and refill it.
Posted on Apr 01, 2013
it does not sound like a battery problem from the info provided. It sounds like your battery terminal post is not connecting at the battery. A cable may have a bad connector end on it and the car runs on the alternator once started. Buy a ten dollar volt/ohm meter and check the ohms resistance in the cables by removing the cables from the battery first and then connecting the test leads to the ends of each cable. The meter should read the same as if the leads we're connected to each other. To test the battery change the ohm meter setting to read volts DC in the 20 to 50 volt range and connect red to positive ( + ) side of battery and black lead to negative side ( - ) of battery. Battery must read more than 11 volts for most modern cars to engage the starter circuit, most working batteries will show more than twelve volts. Jump Start the vehicle with the battery connected and with the booster battery disconnected again test the voltage and it should read 14.5 to 15.5 volts. you may need to replace one or both cables or have the ends at the battery replaced. obviously the cables that run the starter are good or a booster battery would not work either. good bluck.
Posted on Jan 01, 2014
SOURCE: Audi coolant
check the overflow tank and take the radiator cap off (when it's cooled down). if there is radiator fluid in either or both of them, you could have a stuck thermostat or a bad water pump. check the thermostat first.
Posted on Mar 01, 2014
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