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Keeps on saying coolant low but have no leaks and runs hot

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Check sensor in over flow tank sometimes tapping on it will unstick the sensor /or replace

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My temperature guage stays in the middle, is this ok?

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The light came on looks like a pipe of some sort and the screen keeps saying coolant low.

I don't know what the 'pipe' means but if the coolant low screen comes up, I would add some coolant (50/50 concentration coolant to water) to the overflow reservoir or to the radiator, whichever is easier for you.

If it is a false coolant low indicator, then I wouldn't worry about it unless the engine overheats or runs too hot.

Good luck on this repair.

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My car keep over heating

Some things to look for if your car is overheating: THermostat stuck in the closed position, cracked head, blown head gasket, leak in radiator, punctured hose, low coolant, cracked block.

Examine the cooling system for obvious leaks in any hoses or parts of the radiator. Let the car run until hot and check the upper and lower hoses. They should both be hot and firm to the touch when the thermostat opens. If the top one is hot and the bottom one is cool and flexible then coolant isn't flowing through the system which most likely is a stuck thermostat. If the coolant level is low you have a leak spomewhere in the system. Have someone pressure test the system if you can't do it yourself. Good luck!

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I have a 1989 Pontiac Bonneville that is running hot after water pump replacement. I found out that after replacement I should have driven it to seal the gasket. Was that too damaging or could it be...

First off you never have to drive to seal any gasket! If it did not run hot before the replacement of the pump it should not run hot now unless something is defective or improperly installed.Presure test the system for leaks first and repair any leaks before doing anything else.Be sure to make sure that the Head Gaskets are not leaking as well!

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I have a 2000 Olds Silhouette that keeps running hot. The thermostat keeps going between the 1/2 mark (when driving) to just above the 3/4s mark (when sitting still). I replaced the engine, radiator, and...

First make sure your cooling fans are working properly. As far as the coolant having to be added there has to be either a leak externally or internally on the engine unless your letting it get hot enough to boil over into the reservoir tank. One way to find a leak quickly is to do a pressure test of the coolant system. You will need a special tool to do this. It attaches to the radiator filler neck and you use a small hand pump to pressurize the coolant system to the rated psi on the radiator cap. If you don't have the tool you may be able to rent it from an auto parts store that has a loan-a-tool program. If not a repair shop can do it for you. Once you start to pressurize the system if it's leaking externally you should see it or hear it or both. If you don't then your leak may be internal meaning a possible head gasket leak. Even though your car is running fine a small head gasket leak can cause it to run hotter than normal and loose coolant. Also don't rule out the other items in your coolant system if you find no leaks like your thermostat, water pump or something as simple as a good coolant system flush may be all you need. One note, if you do the pressure test your self and your system will not hold pressure but you find no external leaks, that's another indication of a possible head gasket leak. Once you pressurize with the tool a good coolant sytem it should maintain pressure and not bleed off. Hope that helps, gl.

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