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I HAVE A OLDS . THE ALTENATOR WENT OUT. REPLACING IT I STRIPPED THE HOLE ON THE RADIATOR TO THE TRANSMISSION. AFTER REPLACING THE RADIATOR THE CAR OVER HEATS. WE TOOK OUT THE THERMOSTAT AND RAN THE CAR WITHOUT IT; IT STILL OVER HEATS. WHAT SHOU

1999 Oldsmobile Aurora • 144,000 miles

I noticed the coolant coming out of the resivour once it heated up.
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Bfor1964
April 20, 2012.



Best re post the question with all details, the question is a bit hard to understand.

Mhpautos
Apr 21, 2012.
After replacing the radiator the car over heated. The thermostat was then removed. We ran the car without it and it still over heats. What should I look at next?

Tiny
Bfor1964
Apr 21, 2012.
I would be testing for a head gasket problem.

Mhpautos
Apr 21, 2012.
Not the water pump then? Thanks

Tiny
Bfor1964
Apr 21, 2012.
A chemical head check is a quick and simple test for a head problem, with coolant being expelled I am thinking that there is a build up of pressure in the system due to a combustion leak, a faulty water pump will not normally give you your symptoms, check the head gasket first. A faulty water pump expecially with no thermostat will not cause overheating as the natural thermal flow of water with no thermostat will over come any pump preformance problems.

Mhpautos
Apr 21, 2012.
Does that mean a new engine altimatrly?

Tiny
Bfor1964
Apr 22, 2012.
No not at all, if head gasket is faulty, head gasket set and proberbly minimal head machining to rectify any warp, bend or cracks, all standard procedures.

Mhpautos
Apr 22, 2012.
Thanks for the help.

Tiny
Bfor1964
Apr 22, 2012.
What type of pricing is it to have the head gasket done?

Tiny
Bfor1964
Apr 24, 2012.
As I am in Australia, my pricing will not help, you should be able to get a few quotes, this should give you a fair idea.

Mhpautos
Apr 25, 2012.