WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO KEEP MY CAR FROM OVERHEATING?

  • Tiny
  • j_cynova@hotmail.com
  • 2001 Buick Century
  • 161,898 miles

I just replaced the radiator and the thermostat but the temp light and the low coolant light comes on.

Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 5:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Are you sure the engine is overheating? Did you bleed the air out of the cooling system when you replace the parts? When the low coolant light is on, are you actually low on coolant?

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 5:50 PM
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  • cadieman
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Get the cooling pressure tested.

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 6:15 PM
  • Tiny
  • j_cynova@hotmail.com
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The engine didn't overheat and the car is not low on coolant!

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 11:11 PM
  • Tiny
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When the temp light comes on I can't accelerate past 50 mph but when the low coolant light comes on at the same time then I can accelerate past 50mph.

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Monday, March 5th, 2012 AT 11:25 PM
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  • cadieman
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Replace the coolant temp. Level sensor. For starters its mounted in coolant jug.

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 4:45 AM
  • Tiny
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Thanx guys

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Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 AT 2:29 PM

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