If it just started after the thermostat was changed either it was put in backwards or it is not operating properly. GoodluckJoe
was told by a person that experienced the same problem...says that the cars will not overheat when idling no matter how long...only when driving.... says the problem is a bad bottom radiator hose..changed his and doesn't have the problem anymore.
Definitely can. When I replaced mine due to over-heating, I found the plastic impeller had broken up. Your best indication for this sort of failure (including a broken water pump belt) is whether or not you have heat from your heater. No heat = no flow. However, that doesn't rule out a plugged rad or collapsed hose. If the lower rad hose feels very spongy at any point along its length, this could indicate the hose has collapsed internally (the inner hose wall can separate from the hose mesh between the inner and outer walls and collapse during engine operation). Lower hoses often have a light gauge wound spring in them to prevent this and you should be able to detect this. I replied to a question on how to change a water pump for a 1995 V6 that may help you.
OK, my own experiences in this matter, found the following: Thermostat was newer, water pump impellers looked great, hoses seemed OK. Turns out these cars are know for blowing head gaskets. The engine was overheating, and I was getting no heat out of my vents. I was adding water to the overflow like crazy. When I pulled my head gasket, it didnt have any major signs of blow out. Replaced it anyway, and that was the problem. Now the car runs cooler than ever (Temp at "R" in normal). Make sure you replace the Head bots with new ones if you have to do a head gasket replacement (as they are Torque to spec, meaning 1 time use). It really is a PITA to tear into this, many things have to be taken apart to get the head off. Take your time, and do it right.
If you do have to replace your water pump, replace the timing belt as well (as this is another issue with these vehicles)
IF YOUR CAR IS HEATING UP(OVERHEATING) AND YOU STILL DRIVING IT, A FAULTY THERMOSTAT IS THE LEAST OF YOUR PROBLEM.
Water Pump or Thermostat. May have to change water pump to replace thermostat.
White smoke from the exhaust indicates you have a blown head gasket or cracked head. Stop driving the car until this is repaired or you will do serious damage to the engine.
1) ONE THING YOU COULD TRY IS CHANGING THE RADIATOR CAP...IF IT'S BAD THE CAR WILL BOIL OVER AND APPEAR TO BE ALWAYS OVERHEATED WHEN ALL THAT'S REALLY WRONG IS THE LACK OF PROPER BACK PRESSURE DUE TO AN OLD/DEFECTIVE RADIATOR CAP. 2) IF THAT DOESN'T WORK YOU COULD TAKE THE THERMOSTAT OUT AND TRY DRIVING THE CAR WITHOUT IT IN AND SEE IF THE CAR RUNS LONGER BEFORE OVERHEATING...IF IT DOES THEN THE THERMOSTAT IS STICKING. THE THERMOSTAT COULD ALSO BE UPSIDE DOWN...IF IT IS IT WON'T WORK RIGHT. email@example.com You might also check the timing.If it is retarded due to a bad timing chain or needing a tune up this will cause overheating.
The thermostat could be stuck shut or the water pump could be bad. These are the two most common causes of this problem.
Check your electric cooling fan
Check coolant level Could be thermostat is not opening Could be a bad water pump
Your car overheating can be from many of factors. If it is not overheating while you are driving down the road it could possible be your electric fan has stopped working. Another possibility is that your fan clutch has stopped working on your manual fan. The main possible reason though is the fact you do not have a thermostat in it. Without the thermastat your coolant isnt slowing down enough in the radiator to cool off so that it can cool your engine.
If this happened immediately after changing the thermostat, then the most likely problem is the thermostat was installed backwards.The spring side of the thermostat faces the engine. It's the spring that is reacting to the coolant temperature and driving the valve to open/close.When the thermostat cannot open, that prevents any coolant from ever getting to the heater core. Thus, you shiver a lot!Pop it out, flip it over and you should be all sorts of warm and cozy.See "Related Questions" below for more
Did you replace the thermostat, and check the water pump? Does the cooling fan operate as it should? A plugged catalytic converter can cause overheating. If above items check out OK you need to check for leaking head gasket.
have you checked the fan
If this happened immediately after changing the thermostat, then the most likely problem is the thermostat was installed backwards.The spring side of the thermostat faces the engine. It's the spring that is reacting to the coolant temperature and driving the valve to open/close.When the thermostat cannot open, that prevents any coolant from ever getting to the heater core. Thus, you shiver a lot!Pop it out, flip it over and you should be all sorts of warm and cozy.
that means that your thermostat needs to be changed it calls for 195 Fahrenheit in cold weather and a 180 degree for summer but it seems to me that your thermostat is stuck in the open position and its not keeping the antifreeze at the proper temperature if it were overheating the thermostat would be stuck in the closed position after changing the thermostat and in the future it starts overheating you would need to replace the water pump or the belt if the belt is loose it would keep the water pump from spinning at the proper ratio in order for the water to circulate in the cooling system in your motor this advice is for future reference in case it happens while we're on the subject good luck that should cure the problem
Thermostat is stuck open Thermostat is stuck open
Overheating & then seizure.
pull over and call for help
your vehicle may smell like antifreeze while driving because it is overheating
Are you sure its the rad? BMW suffered from viscous fan failure. Symptoms were overheating in stationary traffic but ok when driving along.
it would be easier to answer if one knew what was meant
do you have the right thermostat installed if so is it installed the right way
your thermostat in the cooling system is probably stuck open, you will need to replace your thermostat
There is none, who ever told you that lied. The thermostat is located in front of your driving wheel, on the dash board.
No, the starter has nothing to do with the engine overheating. Possible causes are.Low of coolantThermostat stuck closedCooling fan not workingBlown head gasket (very serious, stop driving the car)Clogged radiator