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How can you fix an overheating problem?


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2015-07-15 21:29:37
2015-07-15 21:29:37

It could be as simple as the radiator cap or as serious as a leaky head gasket or intake manifold gasket (GM V-6). Other possibilities: bad temperature sensor or electric fan, bugs and dirt on outside of radiator, plugged radiator, wrong coolant mix (use 50/50 water/anifreeze), plugged catalytic converter (would also affect performance). If you suspect thermostat, replace it, do not just remove it. You've already mentioned water pump and radiator.

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I'm going to guess your answer is right there in your question, the car is overheating. Find the cause of the overheating and it might just fix your problem.

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You can warp the head and crack the block if you keep it running for too long while its overheating, that's only two things. Fix the problem before you blow the engine.

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I'm not a mechanic but, I had to replace my radiator to fix the overheating problem on my 1994. That was the last thing I replaced after replacing the water pump, thermostat, and replaced my fan with a clutch fan. have not had anymore problems with it overheating once the radiator was replaced. Flush the coolant first then replace the radiator. Hope this helps.

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with my 95 mx3 i was having the same problem all i did was adjusted the angle of the radiator and the over heating problem stopped id try that

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By finding the cause of the overheating. It is normally, bad thermostat, bad water pump, clogged radiator, either internally or externally, a defective cooling fan, or defective cooling fan relay.


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