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WHAT CAUSES MY VAN TO OVERHEAT?

1997 Chevrolet Venture • 217 miles

It was overheating, so I bought and had replaced a new thermostat, also a new water pump. The motor isn't feeling hot, but yet the meter on the dash is showing it's hot.
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MotherOf2
November 28, 2011.



Is it actaully overheating/boilng over or just the gauge is telling you its hot-check and test the coolant temperature sensor-start here

Rasmataz
Nov 28, 2011.
No it is not boiling over. It is just the gauge. I've replaced the thermostat, and water pump. What can I do?

Tiny
MotherOf2
Nov 28, 2011.
Test the CTS

Rasmataz
Nov 28, 2011.
How do I do that?

Tiny
MotherOf2
Nov 28, 2011.
Use a digital volt/ohmmeter-Why don't you just bring her in

Rasmataz
Nov 28, 2011.
I don't have the extra cash to spend. I'm a low income ****** of 2, trying to make it. I bought the Coolant/Temperature sensor today to put on it, so maybe this will fix it! : )

Tiny
MotherOf2
Nov 29, 2011.
Are the cooling fans coming on?

Rasmataz
Nov 29, 2011.
Yes, they are comming on.

Tiny
MotherOf2
Dec 1, 2011.
Did you replace the CTS -if it continues have it block and pressure tested-Could be the temperature gauge is out of calibration

Rasmataz
Dec 1, 2011.