Over heating

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
I changed out cam seals on my 96 dodge interpid now its runs super hot, I have checked all the obvious stuff, it boils over within a couple of mins after starting. Any ideas?
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
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Was coolant temp sensor on front of cylinder head near thermostat removed to fill cooling system?
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 6:33 PM
Tiny
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No, I changed out the thermostat and filled engine thru that opening.
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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Pull out sensor fill till all air expelled ie. Engine running
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Just try'ed that Did not work, still boiling over.
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 8:23 PM
Tiny
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Was thermostat installed with spring side toward engine? Is there circulation? Where cylinder heads removed? There are two V6 3.3 and 3.5L?
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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It's a 3.5, the spring is towards the engine, Heads were not removed,
Seems to be good circulation as far as I can tell, with the temp sensor removed its pumping out good.I have a new water pump, and radiator.
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Monday, May 30th, 2011 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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May have exhaust gas entering water jacket. You can take it and have coolant tested for CO2 and HC or can buy block tester at NAPA for @$30.
Assuming cooling fans operating?
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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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Fans working good, what is happening is as soon as the thermostat opens all the water is going the worng way, instead of going thru the radiator it's backing up, It acts like there is still air in the system, Now I have new problem durning all this time working on the coolent system I ran it out of gas, put in more, got fuel pressure, But no fire to the plugs, Frustrated, I dont know what to check first, mabe cam sensor I had it out a few times. Any words of encouragement sure would be helpful.
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Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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Got it running, any more ideas on my over heating problem?
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Friday, June 3rd, 2011 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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Was block test done?
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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I figure it out this is what I did you are welcome to pass this on if anybody else has a problem with a dodge close coolant system, With everything full, cap no, bring it up to temp. Shut it off walk away let it cool down all the way, two to three hours, do not remove cap, Before starting the second time check coolant level, whith cap on bring it up to temp, shut it off and walk away let it cool down, This should do it, all the traped air has been purged out thru the pressure tank.
It worked for me, I tryed everything else, this worked great, My 96 dodge interpid is running cool as can be, and its been in the 100's for two weeks now here in Georgia.
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM

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