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Old 09-10-2014, 09:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Does the heater work? If it doesn't its the water pump. Is the fan coming on? If the top hose from the radiator is hot you can know the thermostat is good.
Heater works awesome. And Yea the top hose is hot as well as the bottom hose.

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How close is the condenser to the radiator on the drivers side? Or is it touching / pushed against the radiator? I don't recall what the spec is, but I think if 2 coolers are too close together it kills air flow.
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How close is the condenser to the radiator on the drivers side? Or is it touching / pushed against the radiator? I don't recall what the spec is, but I think if 2 coolers are too close together it kills air flow.
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Omg I think that's the problem /facepalm. The previous owner told me that he left it on a hill and forgot to put the e-brake on, the car got away from him and ended up at the bottom of the hill against a telephone pole... Just... Look at the pics below /facedesk 100x.





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What's going on in the second pic? Kinda looks like a damaged induced, lower condenser block situation
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What's going on in the second pic? Kinda looks like a damaged induced, lower condenser block situation
Like I said, it rolled down a hill into a pole.
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Heater works awesome. And Yea the top hose is hot as well as the bottom hose.
Top and bottom hose both hot= radiator not removing enough heat due to restricted cooling passageways in the radiator. The misalignment show in your photo will not cause the overheating your describe.

Also any time you open up the cooling system there is a very specific bleeding procedure.

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Here is a youtube video of the bleeding procedure.



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Top and bottom hose both hot= radiator not removing enough heat due to restricted cooling passageways in the radiator. The misalignment show in your photo will not cause the overheating your describe.

Also any time you open up the cooling system there is a very specific bleeding procedure.

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Yea I followed that procedure to the T. I just burped the system again and a ton of air bubbles came rushing up the second I turned the car on. I think I'll just replace the radiator to rule that out.
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Don't confuse a proper bleeding procedure with a bad radiator diagnosis. They are not related. You can put a brand new radiator in the car and not bleed it properly and it will still overheat.

Keep opening the bleeder until you get nothing but liquid coolant, That COULD fix the problem. The dealership replaced the water pump bypass hose on my Riviera. It was running hot until I took it back and they bled it until it had no air pocket and it ran cool.

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