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What causes antifreeze to come out the overflow?
What would cause antifreeze to boil in overflow tank in 2003 Chevy Venture happened twice now and neither time has the temperature gone up to the red area and engine overheating light hasn't come on?
Answer . \nReplace the radiator cap with the proper OEM cap. Be sure and use the exact same pressure cap. If this happens again after replacing the cap, then you need to d…o a complete service of the cooling system. Drain, flush, replace thermostat, refill with a 50/50 mix of the proper coolant and distilled water, and bleed air from the system. Also inspect cooling fan and water pump for proper operation.
The floats sticking in the open position in the fuel reservoir. Possible, but this linkage almost never distorts. Another possibility is a pinhole in the float, especially if …the float is hollow soldered metal. Most likely is a worn out needle valve and/or seat. These are included in most carb rebuild kits. After replacing, check the float height against the specs, usually also included with kit.
You have a blown head gasket. Remove the heads and replace the gaskets. Also have the heads inspected for cracks.
Most likely the heater core is leaking. Has to be replaced.
Answer . Nothing. It will not hurt anything.
Yes you can. When the car reaches a certain temperature it will suck it out. As a matter or fact most newer model cars they tell you to add it there.
What would cause a 1998 Cadillac catera to overheat and water come out the overflow after replacing the radiator?
I have owned my 97 Catera for many years. I have learned everything bad about this series of Cadillac and there are many. One of the biggest problems with this car is ov…erheating. In 90% of these cases, it is warped heads and/or the gasket cylinder head gaskets that have been eaten away and water is leaking into the engine or exhaust system. When the leaking cylinder fires, it blows hot exhaust back into the cooling system that super heats the water and causes overheating. If your Catera has overheated more than once and the temperature gage was well into the red, it has most likely warped the head. In most cases the coolant from GM has to be changed every 50,000 miles or it becomesacidic and eats out the head gasket. There was a law suit against GM for this coolant that GM lost. Other causes of overheating can be caused by a stuck thermostat, but the result will be the same, a warped head. I had to replace one head (to warped to resurface) and both head gaskets. There is a simple test for a blown head gasket. It is a blue solution that if it senses carbon dioxide it turns green. A tool that is similar to a turkey baster bulb filled with this solution is put into the overflow tank hole. By squeezing the bulb it picks up air and if the air contains CO2 it turns the water to a different color. Check with a place like PEP Boys or some place that has a garage to see if they have this tool in their shop. It is the easiest, cheapest, and most sure way of checking for a blown head gasket. If you do have a blown head gasket, you will likely have to have the heads resurfaced. A good machine shop will not resurface the head if it is warped more than 10 thousands, because it will just warp again.
Engine coolant temperature is cooled by the radiator, moved by a water pump and controlled by a thermostat. If there are troubles with any of those components the coolant will… boil Also if the head gasket goes bad gasses from combustion inside the engine will get into the coolant and cause it to boil.
Answer The hot water (which expands, by the way) has no place to go, so either the cap will blow possibly causing steam burns, or it will drain out onto the groun…d creating a biohazard.
could be to much anti-freeze hard to tell without seeing it if think that's not it maybe a line could be clogged or thermostat needs replaced
If it makes a boiling sound when it comes out then it is probably a bad radiator cap.
is is most certainly a blockage in the sewer line. Call a plumberto come and check it out and clean your sewer line for you.
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Yes but you should check both if you have a rad that opens. If the rad is low it will be drawn in immediately leaving no reserve and it is intended as a reserve.
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2001 catera What causes radiator light to come on when level in overflow tank is filled to proper level is there a float in the overflow tank and can it be replace or repaired?
I had the same problem. Found a little sensor in the overflow tank. I was able to fix it by putting the float back over the shaft and pushing a speed nut onto the shaft …with needle nose pliers.
Yes but I wouldn't use it for anything else after that, seeing as antifreeze is very toxic
you have a blown head gasket