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Old 08-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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03 GT help!!!!

I overheated once last month after getting a radiator flush. I bought and replaced myself the reservoir cap, new radiator fan (fan was making noise after overheating) , new radiator (it was clogged after the flush), new thermostat(its cheap why not). It's still boiling over on the reservoir cap but not overheating in the cars gauge. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Help!!
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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I'm doing all the work myself. Trying to save money. I was thinking if I should have the system checked. Also I'm wondering if the system needs burping because maybe there's air in the system.
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How much coolant/water was the system filled back up with? How many times did it boil over after you had the work done? There's a good chance it's fixed now, but the coolant levels were too high.

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Old 08-05-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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How much coolant/water was the system filled back up with? How many times did it boil over after you had the work done? There's a good chance it's fixed now, but the coolant levels were too high.

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I put zerex g-05 with distilled water. 50/50. About 11 quarts. It boiled over two times since work was done. I'm stumped.

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Antifreeze was coming out the reservoir cap. So its less coolant now.
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I put zerex g-05 with distilled water. 50/50. About 11 quarts. It boiled over two times since work was done. I'm stumped.

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Antifreeze was coming out the reservoir cap. So its less coolant now.
How many miles on ur car?
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How many miles on ur car?
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Oh damn never mind lol
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Anyone????
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Could be stuck thermostat. Or check your hoses for weak spongy ones that might collapse when the water pump ads pressure
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Can anyone chime in! I want to atleast get an idea what should I do next.

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Could be stuck thermostat. Or check your hoses for weak spongy ones that might collapse when the water pump ads pressure
I bought a safe fail thermostat and all hoses are very good.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #11
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Take the thermostat off again and see if it has crap stuck to it. It could be sticking
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Take the thermostat off again and see if it has crap stuck to it. It could be sticking
Hmmm. I will try that
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #13
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I saw the gauge pass the halfway mark only once a couple of weeks ago. Then I left the car parked and just trying to find out why it overheated. I started replacing parts at a time to narrow it down to the problem. So far I drove it around a few blocks to see if it overheats but it hasn't pass the hallway mark since. The only thing it does is boiling over antifreeze shooting out the cap. I can see the antifreeze boiling in the reservoir.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #14
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Any ideas??
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Do the boiling water test on all new tstats. Also are you SURE you installed it correctly and not upside down? Did you burp the system yet? Are you sure the radiator cap is good? Lots of little stuff.
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Do the boiling water test on all new tstats. Also are you SURE you installed it correctly and not upside down? Did you burp the system yet? Are you sure the radiator cap is good? Lots of little stuff.
Thermostat is on correctly but I will check again.Radiator cap I'm going to put the stock back on. How can I burp this system?? Any ideas will be very helpful. Thanks!!
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You never burped it? That's probably your issue right there. Burping it is required when you replace stuff like you did... Google it or look it up on YouTube. Its very easy and def put the stock rad cap back on too.
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You never burped it? That's probably your issue right there. Burping it is required when you replace stuff like you did... Google it or look it up on YouTube. Its very easy and def put the stock rad cap back on too.
Will do! Thanks! I will let you know how it came out
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You never burped it? That's probably your issue right there. Burping it is required when you replace stuff like you did... Google it or look it up on YouTube. Its very easy and def put the stock rad cap back on too.
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Ok like you said I burped it. It had a lot of air in the system. I had to fill a lot more antifreeze 50/50 with distilled water. I'm still short on coolant so I will go in the morning and get the rest I need. I will update more on it tomorrow.
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Update!!!!

Ok I got all the air out of the system. Filled more antifreeze. No more boil over and dashboard gauge is where it should be almost half way. Now I bought this oem like radiator fan(American muscle) it only comes on when the AC is on. So at regular temperature it won't come on by itself. I see a little white smoke coming out the front by the radiator. Nothing is leaking!!!! Just that the fan won't turn on by itself. I still need help!!
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The white smoke is likely just some burn off. As for the fan, check the fuse, check the plug, check all wiring and look at all your pins to make sure nothing backed out.
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The white smoke is likely just some burn off. As for the fan, check the fuse, check the plug, check all wiring and look at all your pins to make sure nothing backed out.
Ok! Will do. I will check all wiring and connectors. Then I'm going to start it and wait to see if the fan turns on by itself. It could be like you said... Some burn off because antifreeze went everywhere. As long as the inside gauge don't pass the halfway mark..... Lets see what happens. Thanks! I will let you know what's up.
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Worst case scenario leave the air on to keep it from overheating or you can wire it to run all the time or on a manual switch until you get it figured out.
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