I had a 1994 Grand Am SE and it had the same problem. The fan is probaly not working. When you are going down the road, air enters the front of the car and helps cool the radiator and engine down. When it is sitting the fan should come on. It could be a relay, but it probaly the fan. We had the fan replaced and that fixed it. i had that problem too. if you have the know how you can hook up your existing fan straight to the battery to see if it is indeed a relay or the actuall fan. if your fan still works then try the relay. you can also hook up your fan to a toggle switch inside the vehicle, or run it to a switched hot terminal in your fusebox and it will run as long as the car is on. I also had the same problem I just took the fan out cleaned it and oil and greesed up the motor and insie and now it works fine. I had that problem too, I changed the engine coolant, and somehow that fixed the problem.
It would be wise to do so if you are having overheating problems.
Bad thermostat maybe?
it would over heat
It could be your thermosate. But it could be that you have a clogged line or you could also be leeking colant
You are having a overheating problem. You failed to mention a description of the car. If it has an electric cooling fan then you need to be sure it is working.
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.
== try changing the thermostat. Make sure system is not air bound Replace radiator cap Make sure hoses are not collapsing under pressure
Hi A head gasket can leak oil without causing overheating problems. If the gasket has blown between an oil gallery and the outer edge of the head it will show as the problem that you are having. best wishes
with my 95 mx3 i was having the same problem all i did was adjusted the angle of the radiator and the over heating problem stopped id try that
Air in the system. Bleed the cooling system and remove any trapped air pockets.
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 your question meant), or not having the radiator cap installed, could definitely cause engine overheating, and therefore, a blown head gasket.
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Obviously your engine should not overheat with simply turning on the AC so this would indicate that you are having problems with your cooling system. When the AC is turned on there becomes another drag on the engine due to the AC compressor being driven by the serpentine belt. I'd recommend checking your antifreeze level and looking to see if you have a leak from the radiator or a hose. Several other things to think about in relation to engine overheating are a stuck thermostat or possibly a plugged radiator. Engine overheating issues never go away and will probably get worse. Major engine damage can result if the engine is run hot for very long so I'd have this checked out at a reputable radiator shop as soon as possible.
If the engine has gotten really hot, not long at all. If you're having overheating problems, you may have a warped head and/or a leaking head gasket.
You should replace it the radiator to play it safe because theres a good chance that it may be leaking or will leaking but check with your dealer or autoshop.
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on mine is screwed into the radiator about half way down on the right hand side when in front of the car has two wires coming out of it. If you're having overheating problems it could be the thermostat. Mine went out about 3 months ago and i replaced that relay first aswell made no difference, hope that helps
1- incorrect amount of coolant 2- stuck thermostat If you turn the heater to HOT and run the engine does that reduce the engine temperature a lot? little? If a lot then look at #2. Other reasons for overheating include a worn out fan motor and/or clogged radiator. The original radiators on these cars had plastic tanks which would eventually crack and leak causing a loss of coolant. Check for a greenish colored residue around the top of the radiator. If the radiator is cracked, it must be replaced. If it is clogged, a GOOD radiator shop can clean it and replace the tanks (if they are plastic), or the radiator can be replaced. Cost of replacement is not a lot more than cleaning on these cars, and the confidence of having a NEW radiator is worth a lot.
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It is possible that the coolant mixture is not correct- that can make a car run hot. It is possible for the water pump to go out. Also it is possible to be having a problem with the radiator fan.
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