Temperature

Tiny
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  • 1996 BUICK REGAL
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 110,000 MILES
What could be a possible reason my 96 Buick Regal runs cold? Completely full of water/coolant.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 3:14 PM

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Tiny
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You mean it has no heat from heater or gauge just reads cold? Could be stuck/broke thermostat.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 3:19 PM
Tiny
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Once it finally makes it up to an operating temperature the gauge reads just below 1/4 of the gauge which I would think it would need to be near 1/2 and the heater blows warm air but not what I would consider hot. I've removed the upper heater hose and run water in it with a water hose and water immediately starts to flow from the engine side so I would be willing to assume it is full of liquid and with the heat even working a little I would think the heater core isn't blocked. I'm at a loss.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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Why did you skip my comment on thermostat?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 4:14 PM
Tiny
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I'm sorry I wasn't aware that I skipped anything. You asked a question which I answered along with some information on what I have attempted on my own. After that question you made at statement which I would consider to be a guess and I will take that guess into account but would prefer to have a few ideas before I remove half the top of the motor of the car to get to the thermostat. I do appreciate your swift reply and welcome any other ideas you may have.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
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Well you could actually measure the temp with a thermometer? Just in case your gauge itself is faulty? Based on your description I dont know any mechanic that would NOT say check thermostat? But I see the perceived difficulty is a block for you?
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:11 PM
Tiny
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Wow, I come here to get expert advice and intellegent suggestions as to what to check with the least difficulty before I venture into taking things appart and all I get are unintellegent smart remarks from someone who's giving me no more expert advice than I already knew myself. Again I do appreciate your swift response in letting me know this was a complete waste of time.
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Monday, March 21st, 2011 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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What do you want for FREE? It was good advice, you just dont like it?
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 AT 12:19 AM

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