Overheating (Engines)

If you already added coolant and water to your overflow and the red light for radiator is low is still on and the engine keeps over heating Whats the problem?

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2012-10-15 12:20:12
2012-10-15 12:20:12

instead of putting fluids in over flow put it directly in the radiator. take cap off radiator start car and wait like 5 minutes then add to radiator until full.

OR on the top of the water pump there will be a brass fitting with a small brass bolt in it, loosen the bolt to allow air to be pushed out of the cooling system as you add coolant, otherwise when the air in the system gets hot it expands and pushes the coolant back out and the car overheats. when coolant starts coming out tighten the bolt again and run it up to operating temp.

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