1998 SIDEKICK OVERHEATING PROBLEM

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  • tattooedarson
  • 1998 All Other Makes All Other Models

I have a 1998 Sidekick Sport JLX 130,000 miles and I've had almost everything to do with the cooling system replaced one by one over the past 4 months. Now if I drive it under 3000 rpms it overheats within 5 minutes. I am at a loss. I just had the water pump replaced, there a new head + gasket, new fan clutch. New hoses, belts, new radiator and thermastat. The mechanic I go to simply can't figure out what's happening and I'm at a total loss.

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Friday, May 5th, 2006 AT 8:08 PM

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  • losone
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You have an air pocket in the engine. After you remove the coolant and replace you have to bleed the air from the system. Don't wait to long or it Sayonara Sidekick

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Saturday, May 6th, 2006 AT 10:00 AM
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I'm bringing it to a suzuki dealer this week. Thanks for the info!

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Saturday, May 6th, 2006 AT 10:12 AM

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