it could either be your thermostat is bad, the radiator is bad, or you could have a blown head gasket.
It could be a Head Gasket, Thermostat, water pump, bad radiator or just needs coolant. start with the cheapest which is a thermostat.
Stuck closed thermostat, cracked head, bad head gasket, low on coolant are some possiblities.
Low of coolant, thermostat is stuck closed, radiator is clogged, cooling fan is not working, or blown head gasket.
To replace the thermostat on a 1988 535i, first locate the top radiator hose and remove the end connected to the motor. Take out the old thermostat and use gasket cleaner to remove the old gasket. Then replace the gasket and thermostat exactly as it was when it came out. Tighten up the radiator hose over the thermostat.
Thermostat, blocked radiator, leaking hoses, rusted impellers on the water pump and the worst possibility, a leaking head gasket/cracked head.
The first step in how one can replace a thermostat in a 2001 Cadillac DeVille is to remove the housing which surrounds the old thermostat. The radiator hose will need to be removed and drained and then the thermostat can be removed. Remove the old thermostat gasket and then insert the new thermostat as well as the new gasket. Attach the radiator hose and place the drained fluid back into the radiator filler cap.
If you follow your upper radiator hose from the radiator to the engine you will see it is connected to a outlet that is bolted to the intake manifold. This is your thermostat housing/coolant outlet. Drain the coolant from your radiator, at least half way. The remove the upper radiator hose. Remove the thermostat housing. Now you can remove the thermostat. Make sure you clean all the old gasket off of the the housing and manifold. Then install the new thermostat, a new gasket )I also recommend using some rtv or gasket sealant to prep the gasket) and the thermostat housing. Then hook your hose back up. remove the radiator cap and refill your radiator. Make sure to use a 50/50 mixture antifreeze.
The thermostat on a 2004 Chevy Venture is changed by draining the radiator, removing the upper radiator hose, and unbolting the thermostat housing. The old thermostat and gasket can then be removed and replaced.
The thermostat is located inside the radiator. Remove the radiator cap and pull the thermostat up. Remember to put the replacement thermostat in the same position push the new thermostat down in the radiator. The O-ring gasket will automatically seal.
Drain the water from your radiator. Remove the radiator hose, from the thermostat housing. Remove the thermostat housing retaining bolts. Replace the thermostat housing gasket and reverse the process to install the new thermostat.
Thermostat. First, drain the radiator at least part way so the coolant level is below the thermostat housing. In most motors, it is where the top radiator hose connects to the motor. There is a dome over it with two or three bolts holding it down. Take the bolts out and gently pry the dome off. Some have a rubber gasket around the thermostat and will just lift off. If there is a paper gasket under the dome, clean it and the top of the motor of the old gasket, replace the thermostat and gasket using gasket sealer on both sides of the gasket. Put the dome back on and refill the radiator.
The thermostat on a 1992 Ford F250 7.3 Diesel is changed by draining the radiator, removing the upper radiator hose, and unbolting the radiator housing. The thermostat can then be removed, a new gasket put in place, and the new thermostat installed.
The thermostat on a 2005 Chevy Equinox is changed by draining the radiator, removing the upper radiator hose, and unbolting the radiator housing. The old thermostat can then be removed, a new gasket installed, and the housing bolted down.
The thermostat on a Nissan X-Trail is replaced by draining the radiator, disconnecting the upper radiator hose, removing the thermostat housing, and pulling out the thermostat. A new thermostat can be dropped into place and a new gasket installed.
Drain the radiator. disconnect the top radiator hose from the engine. Remove the water inlet that the hose was hooked to. The thermostat is in the housing. Replace the gasket when replacing the thermostat.
Drain the radiator. Remove the upper radiator hose at the engine. Remove the bolts holding the thermostat housing. Remove the housing and the thermostat. Clean both surfaces and install the thermostat and gasket. Install the housing,bolts,the hose and refill the radiator.
Drain the radiator into a suitable container. Remove the upper radiator hose at the engine. Remove the 2 bolts holding the thermostat housing and remove the thermostat. Clean both surfaces and install the thermostat and gasket. Install the housing and the upper radiator hose. Top off the radiator.
* Thermostat housing not secured tightly * Gasket damaged or not put on properly * No gasket sealant(Permatex, etc) applied to gasket * Radiator hose not secured tightly
take out the bolts where the top radiator hose enters the motor,pull out thermostat,clean off gasket material on both sides,install thermostat and new gasket,tighten bolts
Thermostat, or head gasket... Head gasket if you see white smoke from your exhaust.
Drain the radiator. The thermostat is in a housing connected to the water pump. Remove the housing to replace the thermostat and gasket.
You may need to replace the radiator thermostat and gasket.
In general, engine thermostats can be found by following the LOWER radiator hose to where it attaches to the engine. The hose is typically attached to a fitting behind which is a gasket and the thermostat. The gasket needs to be replaced when the thermostat is replaced.
possibly blown head gasket, check the oil. see if it has water in it. Plugged up radiator.