OLDS OVER HEATS

1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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bfor1964

April, 20, 2012 AT 11:45 PM

The altenator went out replacing it I stripped the hole on the radiator to the transmission after replacing the radiator the car over heats. We took out the thermostat and ran the car without it; it still over heats. What should I do? I noticed the coolant coming out of the resivour once it heated up.

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mhpautos

April, 21, 2012 AT 12:03 AM

Best re post the question with all details, the question is a bit hard to understand.

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bfor1964

April, 21, 2012 AT 12:37 AM

After replacing the radiator the car over heated. The thermostat was then removed. We ran the car without it and it still over heats. What should I look at next?

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mhpautos

April, 21, 2012 AT 2:37 PM

I would be testing for a head gasket problem.

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bfor1964

April, 21, 2012 AT 2:59 PM

Not the water pump then? Thanks

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mhpautos

April, 21, 2012 AT 3:14 PM

A chemical head check is a quick and simple test for a head problem, with coolant being expelled I am thinking that there is a build up of pressure in the system due to a combustion leak, a faulty water pump will not normally give you your symptoms, check the head gasket first. A faulty water pump expecially with no thermostat will not cause overheating as the natural thermal flow of water with no thermostat will over come any pump preformance problems.

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bfor1964

April, 22, 2012 AT 1:01 AM

Does that mean a new engine altimatrly?

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mhpautos

April, 22, 2012 AT 1:28 AM

No not at all, if head gasket is faulty, head gasket set and proberbly minimal head machining to rectify any warp, bend or cracks, all standard procedures.

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bfor1964

April, 22, 2012 AT 11:11 AM

Thanks for the help.

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bfor1964

April, 24, 2012 AT 1:46 PM

What type of pricing is it to have the head gasket done?

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mhpautos

April, 25, 2012 AT 11:02 AM

As I am in Australia, my pricing will not help, you should be able to get a few quotes, this should give you a fair idea.

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