When it ran low on coolant, the head overheated and warped. Now you have hot exhaust gasses venting directly into the engine's coolant system through the damaged head gasket that gave up when the head warped. You'll need to have the head resurfaced. That means, pulling the head(s) and everthing that is in the way. If there are very many miles, you may as well do the valves and guides while you've got the head(s) off.
The coolant is not flowing, causing no heat. Look at the antifreeze coming out to see it there are bubbles in it. If there are bubbles then you have a blown head gasket. If not, then you have either a bad thermostat of bad water pump.
sounds like blockage in the cooling system. See if you are not low on coolant in the radiator. Just because your reserve tank has coo;ant does not mean that you have enough coolant in the radiator. If you have low coolant in the radiator, it will blow cold. It can happen abruptly. If you are low on coolant in the radiator and not in your reserve tank you will need to find out why the system is not pulling coolant out of the reserve tank.
Place a pan under the drain valve on the radiator (back side of the radiator, right side) Reach up and open the valve letting the coolant out. (It is meant to be turned by hand, but you might need a pliers) After the coolant has started draining open the radiator cap to allow air into the radiator. Go back to the engine and open the thermostat cap (Large cap that looks like a radiator cap, has a two step turn - push and turn again removal). Remove the thermostat located under the cap by grabbing it, turning it to break the seal and pulling it up. To fill - close the drain valve on the radiator. Leave the radiator cap off and start filling by pouring the coolant into the (still open) thermostat cap. Note - the thermostat needs to be still removed. Have an assistant watch at the radiator and when it gets full he needs to quickly put the radiator cap back on. Then continue to fill at the thermostat cap till the engine is full. Now start the car and let the coolant circulate, refilling at the thermostat cap when the coolant has dropped. After the car has warmed up, and all of the coolant bubbles have come out, fill the coolant to the top of the thermostat cap housing, replace the thermostat and cap and fill the reserve tank to the warm mark.
There should be a small coolant converter located near the brake booster or near the radiator it has 4 smaller coolant lines. It has a vacuum canister check that vacuum line for any cracks or it could possibly be your thermostat. Check coolant level in the radiator. Just because you have coolant in the reserve tank does not mean that your radiator is full.
its built into the bottom of the coolant reserve tank
Check the coolant level in the radiator when it is cold. -------------------------------------------------------------------- **Actually the check coolant light indicates the reserve is low. When facing the engine with the hood up...look to your left and you should see the tank. Fill that to the fill line and then run the car until the thermostat starts to pull the coolant...add when it gets low and until it stops taking fluid. Do not add directly into the radiator unless the reserve tank is empty.
When you add engine coolant to a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee because the low coolant indicator has come on, you should add to the reserve tank and the radiator if they are low. Sometimes, just the reserve tank needs filled.
It's right on the front of the engine. Two bolts hold the housing on. Use an OEM thermostat around $25 to $30, and a new o-ring that goes around the new thermostat. You should drain 1/2 to 1 gal. of coolant before you start. Top up the reserve tank when you're done (DO NOT OVERFILL).
check head gaskets??? I'm assuming you have a 3.3 or 3.5 engine --- did you "burp" the system once you replaced the thermostat? It not, you might still not be getting coolant flows. There is a tiny valve on the thermostat housing and you will need to open it up and add coolant until it flows out the value --- might have to put some pressure to the coolant reserve tank to force it through --- but once it flows out the valve, tighten it back up and try again.
fill the coolant reserve and the light should go out
If there is no water in the radiator and the reserve tank is full on any vehicle, you realize you have a leak and you fix it before you wreck your engine. First: fill your radiator with water. Look for a leak. If you see that a hose is leaking, yell "Hallelujah." You have the least expensive of all repairs facing you. In that case, you take off all four hoses, the two cooling hoses to the engine and the two heater hoses. You take them to the parts shop and get replacement hoses and put those on the vehicle. When one hose breaks, the others will break soon so you replace all of them at once. You purchase a new thermostat. You will replace the thermostat as well. You take out the old thermostat and leave it off. You will start filling the radiator with coolant instead of water this time. When the level of coolant gets to the level of the thermostat hole, then you install the new thermostat. Then you keep filling the radiator until it is full. You start the engine. Eventually the thermostat will open with a gulp. The level of coolant in the radiator will drop. You fill the radiator with coolant and close the cap. If there is not a leak in a hose, you call a mechanic.
Drain the coolant reserve chamber and refill with new coolant. Can use a turkey baster ot remove hose from chamber.
Coolant is added to a 1996 Hyundai Sonata by opening the coolant overflow tank and adding coolant until the full mark is reached. This allows the cooling system to pull in coolant as needed from the reserve tank.
Hot water (engine coolant) expands and pushes its way back into the coolant reservoir.
3.15 Liters and the reserve is .4 liters.
The best indication of a bad thermostat is when the radiator fluid (Antifreeze) boils over from the reserve tank, not the radiator. This is caused by the thermostat not opening at its preset temperature and all the extra antifreeze is pumped directly to the reserve tank. You will also have loss of power and the vehicle will likely stop running soon after the antifreeze boils over.
You could have a partially blocked radiator or a thermostat that is not opening. If neither of THOSE are the problem, you could have a warped head that damaged the head gasket.
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can the gasket go bad behind the water pump houseing
Open your hood, on your left side just next to the Power Steering reserve.
1. raise gas tank, the radiator cap is there, below the gas tank, open the cap... 2. remove the drain bolt on the water pump cover and drain the system coolant.. 3. disconnect the hose from the reserve coolant tank, end empty the coolant from the reserve tank, and after that connect the hose . 4. re install the drain bolt n fill the coolant from radiator cap, the drain bolt potitions on left side under the engine.
Some cars have a sensor in the reserve tank that sticks or the sensor on the engine is gone. Get a manual for you make and it will show the locations.
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sensor is in the plastic reserve on the float.
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