If you have an antifreeze leak but no overheating can the cause still be the water pump?
yes, leaking coolant is what happens before the pump totally dies, then you have overheating and possible engine damage soon after the leaking.
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Replacing a bad water pump can help to stop a motor from overheating. Hopefully that was the cause of the overheating. If it does not stop the overheating, try replacing the thermostat. Make sure you have the proper mix of antifreeze and water, the radiator filled with it. Check the level of coolant FIRST. Next, the hoses, and third the thermostat. Then, disconnect a hose and see if, by starting the vehicle, if there's water…
How do you know if you ruined your engine by puting only water in your antifreeze container and it freezes?
That alone won't do it. The risks of just running water are that it won't thaw out quickly enough to cool the engine, and that can cause overheating. The other risk is that, if you just run water, you're supposed to add a lubricant to it to lube the water pump... not doing this can cause your water pump to go back, then you run into overheating issues because of that pump not working.
The most common cause of overheating is a thermostat stuck in the closed position. However, other causes are: faulty water pump, clogged radiator, clogged hose(s), coolant leak or a broken drive belt. I had a 1987 legend with around 160K that was overheating. Antifreeze would boil out of the overflow. I changed my radiator and it fixed the problem.
a 50/50 mixture of correct antifreeze and water, or the already premixed antifreeze. Use ONLY coolant that is designed for GM cars. Do NOT use the green colored or tinted antifreeze since this will gunk up your system and cause real problems like overheating or thermostat issues. I think the correct tint of the antifreeze should be orange, pink, or clear.
2006 Chevy pickup 5.3 L 4wd overheating replaced themostat still over heating Removed themostat still overheating?
First thing you should check is the antifreeze level. If that is fine, replace the thermostat. If it still over heats after the thermostat, then most likely you need to replace the waterpump. If your antifreeze is low, check for leaks, the radiator, hoses, heater core, and water pump. If the water pump is leaking, that is your problem, replace that and thermostat all in one.
Well, it could be several different problems, To begin with I would check your oil and oil pressure. Then I would make sure you have antifreeze in it that is properly diluted. 50% antifreeze 50% water. If you add all antifreeze this will cause premature corrosion and also overheating. Be sure to check all fluid levels and be sure that your vehicle is not leaking any fluids
There are no busted hoses and no overheating but coolant leaks in 1997 jeep Cherokee sport what could it be?
What can cause a head gasket to blow will not having the oil cap on or antifreeze in the radiator cause it?
Lots of things can cause a head gasket to fail, but the usual cause is engine overheating. Things like warped or cracked heads, incorrectly installed gaskets or heads, incorrectly torqued head bolts, torquing head bolts in the wrong sequence, are also common culprits. Not having the oil filler cap installed, while not a good idea, shouldn't result in head gasket failure. No antifreeze in the radiator (either just water filled or empty, not sure which…
What is the Cause of car overheating after the Water pump has been replaced and there are no leaks from coolant?
Yes a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water. I disagree, I'll explain why A 100% antifreeze solution is perfectly acceptable. However you will only get a small increase in protection against overheating or freezing as compared to a 50/50 mixture of anti-freeze and water. By the way, the water doesn't have to be distilled. If your water supply is hard or has some other mineral deposits then you should use soft water. In the…
There are several things to check for overheating. check all belts,,hoses,,and the recovery tank. If the recovery tank is not in good condition,it will not recover antifreeze when engine warms up and transfer it back to the radiator. Next, and the most common problem, is a radiator that is partially blocked internally. Try a good commercial radiator flush,,follow the directions exactly for best results. If it still overheats, have the radiator serviced by a good…
No, but antifreeze has corrosion inhibitors in it's formula. These help to stop corrosion forming internally, and will also protect the head gasket from corroding. Antifreeze added to the water in your cooling system lowers the freezing point of the coolant, preventing the liquid from freezing in the cold winter. It also raises the boiling point of the coolant. If you drive your car with water and no antifreeze, your car will heat up and…
Why would the water in your radiator turn thick and yellow after overheating. This was both in the radiator and the overflow.?
You have 1990 Ford Aerostar 30L is overheating we had the thermostat replaced recently and it was working fine for a day now it is overheating again Also the heater is not producing any hot air?
Why does your 1990 blazer keep overheating you replaced the radiator thermostat and water pump and you have no leaks except from over flow when its hot and no antifreeze in the oil?
Use only antifreeze that is made for GM cars DO NOT USE ANY GREEN COLORED COOLANT since this type will gunk up your system and can cause overheating or thermostat issues. I think orange or pink or clear is the correct color. NO GREEN. Make sure you read the directions on the antifreeze since some is already premixed with water and ready to be put in your car, others you will have to mix with…
What can cause a radiator on a 94 ford aerostar 3.0 to keep popping a seal and leaking next to the bottom hose new radiator hoses not overheating?
i had a similar problem on a 97 ford taurus, not overheating but it would boil out the resivior, changed the theromstat, no help, took of the water pump and the impeller was rusted, almost gone, replaced it and it works good, also before changing it, the antifreeze was rust colored. hope this helps.
antifreeze is made of 100% methanol and does not freeze, so you mix it 50/50 with water to put in your cooling system it doesn't necessarily prevent overheating 100% water in your radiator (in the summer obviously) would do the same job the coolant whatever it is is pumped through the engine when the thermostat senses that the engine needs to be cooled, it circulates through water jackets that are inside the engine block in…