WHAT CAUSES MY VAN TO OVERHEAT?

  • Tiny
  • MotherOf2
  • 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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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 2:03 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Is it actaully overheating/boilng over or just the gauge is telling you its hot-check and test the coolant temperature sensor-start here

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 2:26 AM
  • Tiny
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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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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 7:10 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Test the CTS

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 7:16 AM
  • Tiny
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How do I do that?

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 7:17 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Use a digital volt/ohmmeter-Why don't you just bring her in

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 AT 3:57 PM
  • Tiny
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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! :)

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 6:24 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Are the cooling fans coming on?

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 AT 6:43 AM
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Yes, they are comming on.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 4:44 AM
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Did you replace the CTS -if it continues have it block and pressure tested-Could be the temperature gauge is out of calibration

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 7:19 PM

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