It means your engine is overheating. You should pull over and stop the car immediately if that light comes on. Overheating can ruin an engine quickly.
If there is no temperature gauge on a motorcycle, the way to tell if the motorcycle is overheating is by smell or feel. If the bike smells like radiator hot water, it might be overheating. If the legs of the operator start to become so warm that it is uncomfortable to ride, it might be overheating.
The smoke may be because you are overheating the engine. There are several causes for this. Check your fluid level in your radiator. Make sure it is full. Check your thermostat. Change it if it is weak. Check your radiator cap. This needs to be the correct one for the engine. Check all moving parts for your water system. Like the water pump, hoses and fittings.
you mean like overheating? could be a number of problems, radiator leak, radiator broke, radiator fan, leaky hose, broken water pump, broken head or head gasket, or the car running to lean.
it sounds like your water pump may not be working, to find out if it is, start your car, remove the radiator cap and look into the radiator. you should be able to see the fluid moving in the radiator. it sounds like your water pump may not be working, to find out if it is, start your car, remove the radiator cap and look into the radiator. you should be able to see the fluid moving in the radiator.if it is not m0oving your pump is bad
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sounds like you have a cracked head or cracked block.however, i would check to make sure it is not transmission oil and thereby ruling out a radiator problem
it sounds like you need to burp the air out of the motor. if at all possible park the car so the front end is higher than the rear end- like uphill parking. fill the radiator with coolant and run the car continuously filling the radiator as coolant is being circulated. have the heat on high inside the car. when the air blows warm and the radiator coolant level is being maintained. put the radiator cap on and fill the resevoir. never remove a radiator cap from ahot car as severe burns can occur
The top radiator hose is above the thermostat. If the top radiator hose is hot, the thermostat is opening. The thermostat is not the problem. Perhaps the radiator is clogged up or the water pump is bad. Look elsewhere.
if it's like my V8 Porsche 914, i had air pockets in the cooling system at the water pump. when air is at the water pump there is nothing to push water. Therefore overheating. Other things to check is water pump and radiator.
it could be your thermostat on the radiator. if it is then you could be causing some severe damage to the engine and radiator. i recommend that you take it in to be checked out. a simple problem like that can lead to something far more damaging and expensive in the long run if let go.
Ingeneral, the fan will run only if the temperature of the radiator is above the normal range. If the fan is running, then the radiator must be over temp unless the radiator fan thermostat or it's relay is defective. If the radiator truly is over temp then you have a larger over-heating problem You state the thermostat was replaced. if you replaced the fan thermostat then either the radiator really is over temp and it is doing what it should, or there is a problem with the thermostat-fan relay or switch. If you replaced the engine thermostat that controls the flow of coolent between the engine and the radiator, then that probably wasn't your problem and you should look elsewhere for an overheating cause. I would start by determining if the engine actually is overheating or not. If it is, I would look for coolent system problems like the engine thermostat (if you didn't replace it already), water pump, leaks, scale build up in the radiator, or blockages in the system. If the engine isn't overheating then I would consentrate on the fan, fan thermostat and relays.
When the cooling system is overheated, the coolant is at pressure. Removing the radiator cap will release the pressure, and allow the coolant to boil, probably splashing you with boiling-hot radiator fluid. Your arms and hands will certainly be burned, and there's a good chance that the boiling coolant will splash your face. You wouldn't like it if that happens.
A leak could potential cause the issue you describe and still keep the engine from overheating. I would suggest having the cooling system pressure tested for leaks and having any leaks repaired.
You say it's not the radiator, but when coolant in radiators is not flushed out at service intervals, corrosion can occur inside the radiator, diminishing coolant flow. This would present as overheating, especially in the summer months. Radiator flush/cleaing services are sold at Jiffy-Lube, etc, but you can get the same chemical packets at Pep Boys, NAPA, etc. Good Luck Also: check to see if you have water coming in your passenger side. Check the floor for wetness, and if it smells like antifreeze. This is your heater core gone bad Defective water pump, fan, fan clutch if equipped, fan thermal relay.
Sounds like a sticking thermostat. When you say "the engine isn't hot", you mean "the radiator isn't hot", right? Because if the temperature gauge says overheating, your engine ishot
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Yes. This will cause the water to leak out under pressure and cause overheating. A hole like this should be repaired before driving too far in this vehicle.
Sounds like you have a coolant leak. When cold, put a pressure tester (hand pump with fitting to the radiator neck) and see if you can see any coolant leaking. Once found, fix the leak.
If you have transmission fluid in your coolant, you need a new radiator. The transmission cooler is a separate cooler located inside the radiator. Apparently yours has sprung a leak. It cannot be serviced separately. First replace the radiator. If its still overheating, then check the T stat. Rick I'm a retired ASE Master/L-1 Technician. I still keep current with the latest automotive technology. Visit my blog for cool articles and TSB's: http://free-auto-repair-advice.blogspot.com
Sounds like a head gasket problem to me in the least. If the overheating caused the leak then you may have to check the radiator, thermostat and water pump as well. Good luck.
well if its overheating doesnt mean its leaking however if it is leaking look to see where its coming from check the side of the radiator ( left and right) check the upper and lower radiator hoses as well as the water pump which on a 2.2 liter is located on the lower back side behind the exhaust manifold on the 3.1 i believe its on the side if no leaks u could have a bad or weak water pump, frozen therostat or damaged radiator water pump thermostat and radiator on 3.1 your looking at maybe 8-900 water pump thermostat and radiator on 2.2 liter your looking at like 12-1300 because u need to do belt tensioner and timing chain on it plus mechanics hate this engine design very poor by Pontiac
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Sounds like you could have a low water/anti freeze level, bad thermostat, or clogged radiator or clogged engine passages. Usually if the thermostat is causing the overheating it is stuck in the closed position and the car will overheat within a few minutes after starting it.