CAR OVERHEATS

  • Tiny
  • lopezsoldier
  • 1997 Kia Sephia
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • manual
  • 230,000 miles

Car is overheating when standing still

Saturday, December 11th, 2010 AT 6:21 AM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

Check to see if radiator fan is coming on. If not it could be a sensor or a relay or the fan itself. You can test fan by unplugging and applying 12v from battery with a couple wires.

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Saturday, December 11th, 2010 AT 7:19 AM
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  • mhpautos
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Check that the thermostat is opening, check the fans are working, are you using coolant? If these are all OK get the radiator checked for blocked core tubes, and get a head check done for a head gasket problem, also ensure that the radiator cap is working and holding the correct pressure.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, December 20th, 2010 AT 9:14 AM

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