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Old 02-09-2014, 10:10 AM   #1
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Overheating :/

Hey guys, having a bit of a problem. So, my car had a crack in the coolant reservoir for a little bit, which made the car overheat every time I drove it (never more than 3 miles at a time from school and back). Well, I replaced the reservoir, filled it with coolant and it's still overheating. It's not losing coolant, either. Any ideas?
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:20 AM   #2
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How many miles does it have? Waterpump maybe? My brothers car overheated once and his intake melted on his 2000 GT :-[

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Sometimes leaks tear up old water pumps. Happened to me. I would crank the car and open the radiator cap. Look and make sure water is circulating.
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Yeah, now that I think about it there has been a whirring coming from under the hood... It has about 170000 miles on it.
How do I check if the water is circulating? Sorry for the newbie question.
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You will see the water move. If it stays level, the water is not circulating. Put the cap back on if it is level in 20sec try again. Remember to let the car get hot enough for the thermostat to open. Not too hot where you will burn yourself from a pressure eruption. A few mins with the gage 30% away from cold.
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Do you know the last time it was replaced?

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Im guessing because its so cold out you tried turning the heat on? And do you have to burp the system so the water flows properly? Try squeezing the radiator hose to make sure there water in it. The top one..

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Well, the water level does change when I take the cap off, so probably not the pump. And when I turn the heat on, only cold comes out...
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Read this Stang Overheating and Heater not Working

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Awesome. Thanks so much!
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Awesome. Thanks so much!
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