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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

Tiny
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?
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Tiny
MotherOf2
Nov 28, 2011.
Test the CTS

Tiny
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

Tiny
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?

Tiny
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

Tiny
Rasmataz
Dec 1, 2011.

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