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Radiator problems on your vehicle? Find answers to car questions when the engine is overheating. How to articles to help you fix it yourself.


Chevy Impala Overheating and Shut Off

My 2006 Chevy Impala I’ve been overheating due to a radiator leak and we put stop leak and in on the drive home it started to over heat and then everything shut off. Lost all power. Key stuck and gears locked. plz help. ANSWER: Sounds like you have more than one problem. Stop can work sometimes to fix a small radiator leak, but can also…

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Nissan Has Overheating Issue

I have a over heating issue. I have checked coolant and it’s fine and full. I was driving and noticed my temperature gauge was moving up so I pulled over put it in park and noticed the gauge was going back down to where it always sit I drove again few minutes later same thing again. Wondering if any advice about this problem? Answer: There…

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Nissan Altima Heater blowing cold air all the time

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima a couple of days ago the car over heated we drove it less than 2 minutes and put coolant in it. It was bone dry but we filled it up well ever since then my car has been acting crazy. Ever since then my car was been having steam/smoke coming out from under the hood i notice this whenever…

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Chevy Blazer Heater, Gauges and 4WD Drive Problems

Chevy Blazer. My heater won’t work but nothing’s leaking can u please help me. Answer: With the heat not working, I’ll have to assume you mean it just blows cold air instead of not blowing at all. If you have no heat, you probably have a restriction somewhere in the system, or a cooling system component not functioning properly. Corrosion and old coolant can clog…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Overheating

Hello first time here, just looking for a little help or a lot, well here is my issues. I purchased a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix gt 171k. It had a blown headgasket, so did all repairs, valve job, new water pump, ect sensor, t-stat, upper and lower hoses, replaced radiator not new but good. Also all new gaskets. Car fired right up.  Sounded good got to…

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2003 Buick Lesabre Misfire and Engine Light

I have a 2003 Buick Lesabre 3.8L, I am getting a code P0300 and P0302 code from Autozone. I have changed out the spark plugs and wires and the 3 coil packs. The car is running a little rough but not dying. It is still getting the same codes? Someone suggested checking the #2 injector, so i did it with a screw driver while running, and…

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Overheats and Blown Engine

Hello. Wow it’s free? Most of these charge money. Yes we are. Well just a few questions…car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L 3100. I have a pro GM mechanic of 20 years working on this thing. I bought car 56000 on it last year with really bad coolant in it, oil was great. Had it flushed and after that seemed overheating but we kept…

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How To Replace Chevrolet Silverado Radio Antenna

Question: How do I change radio antenna in my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Well, since you weren’t more specific, I’m going to assume you mean the entire antenna assembly that comes with the base and cable attached. This is a bit involved, and requires quite a bit of the upper dash, panels, and trim to be removed. You need to start by removing the mast if…

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Hyundai Elantra Overheats and Stopped Running

Question: I have a Hyundai Elantra which stopped running. When I had it towed to the Hyundai dealer, they told me that the head gasket was blown. They indicated that the upper and lower radiator hoses had been reversed at the thermostat housing causing air to be trapped at the front of the housing and the coolant temperature sensor does not read trapped air, causing…

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1998 Buick Regal Blowing Smoke And Knocking

I have a 1998 Buick Regal and it has a knock coming from the engine and dies when driving. Also it starts up very rough and won’t go past 4000 RPM’s. Possible timing issue? It blows out black smoke too. Mechanic JK: OK. An engine knock is not usually a timing issue. And black smoke is not either. Is the problem you are having more of…

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Dodge Van Engine Goes To Hot Mark On Gauge

Engine gets hot. Gauge goes to the hot line. Radiator and top hose not getting hot, but top hose feels under pressure and no thermostat. Answer: What make model and year vehicle is this? There is no thermostat in the engine? 1995 dodge van 360 engine Was the thermostat taken out to try to fix this problem? Yes. OK. With no thermostat and the engine…

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Coolant Boiling Over and Gauge Reads Hot

This is a long shot by me and hope that you will help me. I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I got new and have been keeping it up since. You have probably heard of this engine running hot during the winter time ( for those of us that live in cold states) but normal in the summer and mine started a few years ago…

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Saturn Vue Engine Light – SL2 Problems

Hey guys, I’m trying to replace the thermal sensor on my VUE 2009 responsible for the ambient temperature. On the dashboard it’s always stuck at 181 degrees. I read somewhere it’s behind the grill. Does anyone have any idea? Thanks for the help guys. Mechanic JK: Yes. The outside temperature sensor is located behind the grill. Actually behind it and in front of the radiator.…

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1999 Chevy Malibu Low Coolant Light Flickering

I had just put in a brand new radiator on my 1999 Malibu, and the coolant low light will not turn off, the coolant should be full up, but the light doesn’t turn off and the car stays at a even temperature just a hair above the mid point. Mechanic JK: OK. I think i know what the problem is. First, are you sure the…

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