OVERHEATING

  • Tiny
  • StevenG21
  • 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 170,000 miles

My 1997 Tahoe is overheating. I have replaced the radiator, water pump, thermostat, and fan, but it is still overheating. It is also smoking like crazy out of the tail pipe. I hooked it up to a OBD 2 scanner and it threw these codes out:

MAF/VAF A circuit low input P0102
Close loop fuel control insufficient coolant temp P0125
O2 sensor heater circuit malfunction Bank 2 sensor 1 P0155
Enging coolant circuit low input P0117

What do I need to do to get this thing running right?

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 11:58 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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What color is the smoke you're seeing?

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:16 PM
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It is a really thick white smoke.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:27 PM
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That means you're burning coolant. You have either a bad intake manifold gasket or a more serious blown head gasket.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:30 PM
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  • StevenG21
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What am I looking at price wise to get that fixed? I don't have the tools and know how to do that myself.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:33 PM
  • Tiny
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Nobody knows unto the engine is taken apart and the degree of damage is determined.

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:35 PM
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Do you think $1000-1500 will take care of it?

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:37 PM
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Yes, it should

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 AT 12:39 PM

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