The water will vaporize upon contact, thus causing your current overheating problems to snowball since the steam does not have heat transfer properties of water in liquid form. No vehicle issues prior till. He actually did some trial and error first with the coolant temp sensor, then the water pump and so on before finally coming to the conclusion that he would have to take the motor apart in a major way. We did not receive the recall notices till recently, nor did we know there was a recall issue involving small engine fires. Supposedly this is a common problem with these vehicles according to the mechanic. Make sure you don't mistake the fuel pressure release with the coolant bleeder valves!!!! Refilling the coolant level to the recommended point only causes the system to not overheat as fast but it does after about 10 miles of constant driving. Using online sources you can replace your entire cooling system for Id say less than 300 dollars.
Then in may, I got a safety recall notice in the mail. Make sure you don't mistake the fuel pressure release with the coolant bleeder valves!!!! Finally, the radiator itself is often the problem as it tends to build up corrosion internally which prevents it from transfering engine heat to the coolant. My windshield wipers don't move anymore either. There was no noise or odor prior to the 'drop out' - is there any chance that the one problems a catalytic malfunction, or small leak in the area for instance could be related to the misfiring? However, steam obviously this is vaporized water can get as hot as the enviroment permits. As for the thermostat going bad, my experience has been that when it goes bad it will not open so there is no way you can drive the car more than a few miles. Talk about feel like a knuckle head.
Light still comes on and blinks and goes off for awhile. The contact stated that oil was dripping onto the manifold abnormally, causing smoke to be released from the front end of the vehicle. Sometimes the sealing surface becomes deformed by heat or more often by someone trying to unscrew it when it is stuck, and they use waterpump pliers or something, which can cause it to deform. What the guy posted above me was the issues I had. I had to play around a bit with it but it is now running at the right temperature. My car burns oil like crazy! I have a new thermostat in my hot little hands and by the time most of you read this, it will be in.
The van will be out of commission for a week. Your water pump will only help the steam find it's exit through the cap I say, get some regular green antifreeze and fill your car with it. If it still heats without a thermostat, then you know it is the water pump. December 23, 2009, husband was leaving work around 3:30 pm and when he came to a stop sign he noticed the vehicle smoking, and then noticed a small fire. I have just started to have a problem with the temperature gauge.
When the engine is turned on and whether driving or idling the water temperature begins to heat up to around the middle of the gauge in 15-20 mins. Enter me in the suit. The vehicle was not repaired. The radiator fan seems to work correctly and there has been no damage to the front-end or underside that would affect airflow to the radiator. I had to replace the battery once it became cold here.
There are two pegs that go against a couple tabs on the housing. Social security doesn't pay enough to fix it in one low swoop. From the description she gave on the phone, it sounded like a plugged up exhaust. You will have to drain coolant. Blessings, Austin Davis Reader Update Hi Austin Just thought that I would give you an update. Phil If car still overheats after changing the thermostat the water pump the headgaskets and the radiator what else would cause it to overheat? Install new thermostat and housing unit and fasten with 2 10mm bolts.
I am suspecting head intake gasket. My opnion is that its not the water, people used to use straight water on iron engines with no troubles back in the day. If I stay below 45, no problem. I get it changed responsibly. My car wouldn't start right away and sometimes it would just shut off while making a turn.
Car still over heats after running for approx 10 minutes. Today being Thanksgiving, it'll be tomorrow until I can git r' done. Auto maintenance is more than just changing the oil and rotating the tires. The engine runs fine, always has. Never had any other problems until now. It had real sluggish power.
Adding engine coolant also known as antifreeze to your 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue is pretty easy. I also want to be able to discuss the matter intelligently with an automotive professional! Where the top radiator hose meets the engine there is a small hemi spherical housing, the thermostat's inside. Anti freeze sprays all over the engine but that can't be helped. Give it gas it dogs out but then it'll kick in if i get on it. Its hard to buy a car in the same league as my Intrigue for 300 dollars. Other than the thermostat and hose not sure what to be looking for.
I bought my 2012 Camry, with 12,000 miles from the Dealership in December of 2013. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling with 68 problems. Right now RockAuto has a limited supply of water pumps for 29. But every time I climb the mountain it reaches to the overheat mark and I have to kick on the heater to save the engine. Perform a engine compression test to rule this possibility out. I ground 4 driving slots in a socket so I could use a ratchet wrench 12: I added the balance of the antifreeze to the surge tank. I'va always used Red Line Wetter Water in my cars '01 Intrigue 3.