The low coolant sensor is bad or disconnected.
Engine coolant in an Alero is used in the radiator. A diagram and instructions for how to properly use the coolant can be found on the package instructions. An owner manual will also assist in proper use of coolant.
Radiator stores engine coolant for circulation throughout the engine The radiator is placed at the front of the engine and exposed to the atmosphere to keep coolant cool to maintain proper engine temperature
If the coolant reservoir can not maintain the proper level of coolant, it is possible the engine could over heat when the level drops.
The Pontiac Montana engine will overheat if the coolant gets low and is not refilled properly. If coolant is added, an air block WILL OCCUR preventing proper circulation unless owners manual is followed. There are 2 blleeder valves in coolant system. They must be opened & closed in proper sequence (see manual) or engine will overheat. I know-been there! Woodchuck The Pontiac Montana engine will overheat if the coolant gets low and is not refilled properly. If coolant is added, an air block WILL OCCUR preventing proper circulation unless owners manual is followed. There are 2 blleeder valves in coolant system. They must be opened & closed in proper sequence (see manual) or engine will overheat. I know-been there! Woodchuck
The coolant level is checked at the coolant tank in the passenger front corner of the engine compartment . The coolant level should be up to the cold mark when the engine is cold . The radiator should be full so its covering the top plate .
Yes, you can. But if you leave in cold area you will have to replace with proper coolant closer to winter. Otherwise it will damage not only your radiator but also the engine.
What does your owner's manual say to use? If low silicate is not listed then drain and refill with the proper coolant.
Do not have your car on. First step is to make sure your car has enough engine coolant, if you are low, buy some at the store and put it in its proper place for your car(If you do not know where that is then consult your owner's manual for engine or engine coolant.) If that is not the problem, then it is possible that you have a leak somewhere from the coolant container to your engine. Either check for any possible holes or loose connections or take it into an auto repair shop.
You should have a thermostat that keeps the engine coolant temperature at 180 or 195. If you are in a cool climate the 195 will work best.
Check the coolant reservoir in the engine compartment. There are marks to assist you with proper level. If it's empty you need to add coolant ASAP.
Engine is Hot, Coolant is not HOThere engine is hot means above the engine operating temperature, Coolant is not hot means coolant in the radiator is not hot and the coolant is below or withing the operating temperature.i think there is no water blow out from the radiator cap if you have this problem then the following will not apply to your case.* water is not circulating through the radiator, either half of the pumped water is circulating through the radiator or another half circulates through the engine block because of thermostat. so please check the engine thermostat for proper function.
To add coolant to and 1985 Mercedes 380se find the reservoir located in the engine bay next to the radiator. Make sure to use the proper mixture of coolant to water ratio and pour until the appropriate level. Overfilling can lead to sprouting a leak while the engine is running.
Remove the coolant reservoir, flush it out, reinstall it and refill with proper coolant.
If coolant is up to proper level and cooling fans are working - should not overheat
Check to see if the electric cooling fans are coming on, and at the proper temperature. The air conditioning is adding heat to the engine, and your cooling system cannot remove the extra heat. This happens with some cars at idle, when the heat stays around the engine and the coolant is not circulating as quickly. Extra electric fans are installed to deal with this, but they have to be operating properly and you have to have the proper mix of antifreeze as well.
When the AC is running, the engine must work significantly harder to perform the same tasks it normally does. Extra work translates into more energy, which in turn creates additional heat. Without the proper level AND mixture of coolant, the car engine will overheat.
If done properly, yes. Mistakes can happen if proper steps are not followed.If done properly, yes. Mistakes can happen if proper steps are not followed.
Top off radiator, then fill coolant reserve to proper level. You must make sure engine and radiator are cold because you can get hurt if hot coolant squirts out when removing radiator cap. Use a rag to protect your hand when removing radiator cap.
A stuck open thermostat will not allow the coolant to get up to proper temp, thus poor heat from heater. A stuck closed thermostat will not let coolant circulate and will cause the engine to overheat.
two easy answers are: 1. the coolant isn't at its' proper mixture (ie. too much water, or not enough coolant) 2. your radiator has gotten too plugged up to allow the coolant to pass slowly enough through to cool the engine, the coolant is being force through 10 ports fast instead of 50 ports slowly.
You must make sure that you have purged all air from the coolant system. An air bubble will not allow proper flow of coolant and could also cause the engine to overheat. Add coolant into resevior and leave top off with engine running. Add more coolant as required. If temp gets too high with cap off and coolant starts to back out of resevior, then replace cap and allow to cool. Remove cap after cool and top up coolant again and repeat procedure.
If the engine is at the proper temperature and the coolant is full, you have a restricted heater core.
Engine overheat. Check coolant level along with radiator cap for proper pressure and radiator for any leaks.
You can check the coolant reservoir when the engine is cold, if the coolant level is below the add line top it off with the proper coolant, not just water. It is not a good idea to add just plain water. You should use at least a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze.
This is difficult so pay attention- (1) Remove the radiator cap (2) Start filling the radiator with a proper mixture of water and coolant(Most climates us a 50/50 mixture) (3) Once the coolant reaches the radiator neck stop filling and let the coolant go down, you can speed this up by starting the engine and letting the coolant start to circulate. (4) keep doing this until the coolant level remains at or near the top of the radiator. Happy Motoring!