1993 Buick Lesabre my car is over heating :S

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
1993 Buick Lesabre 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

my car is over heating, and its kinda pissing me off. i changed the Radiater, thermostat, Fan sencer, some people told me that i need to change the radiater Cap, i don't really get why i need to change it, its not leaking(pleas explain why pleas) but my battery is old good does this have to do with over heating?, and about this thing on the pic


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/380683_generic_car_steeringsuspension_3.jpg


, is it coasty ?. thanks alot for your help.

I wish i can donate :( i dont have a credit card, is there any way?.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2009 AT 10:11 AM

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Tiny
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Does the car overheat at any speed? It seems you have been very thorough with repairs. Have you checked for a headgasket leak? That can cause an overheat problem.

Also, from the picture, I think you are pointing at a CV boot. Is it on the axle? If so, you can drive it, but the boot is to keep dirt out and grease in. Eventually, the grease will come out and the dirt and junk getting will ruin the joint.
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Monday, July 13th, 2009 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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I guss its from the headgasket its leaking big time, but does that mean that the Joan colas is Bad? Does that coast alot.

And as for the teared rubber in the CV boot, can I put a cover that I can get? Or a cloth or you know according to your experties, thanks alot.

Pleas can you tell me how much do people pay on donations.

Thanks alot for your response to say the truth your the best between all the auto losers I sent my car to.
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 5:29 AM
Tiny
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As far as the head gasket, it will need replaced. The CV boot will also need replaced. The boot is a cheap part, around 15.00 dollars, but the labor requires they remove the axle which usually takes about 1.5 hours. Also, the head gasket will be around 700. Based on where you live.

I hope this helps. If you have other questions, let me know. And, thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Also, as far as a donation, anything or nothing at all. We are glad to help.

Joe
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 11:38 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for your fast responce, but is really the gaskit is 700 dollars? Are you sure man? If its 700 dollars so I can thorw the whole car away, it have been coasting me alot. Pleas tell me you made a mistake and you meant 70 dollars :S

thanks :)
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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I estimated the entire job to be around 700. The gaskets only would be more like you said, 70 to 100.

Sorry about the heart failure.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 4:34 PM
Tiny
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Okay thanks for your help, is it posible if I do the prosses, I have all tools I mite need, if you can send me a link of how to change the gaskit, or if its too much to ask, you can just not reply coz you helped too much, thanks for your time. You rock.
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 6:26 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
If I had a link to send you to for replacing the headgasket, I would do it. I don't even have any pictures to cut and paste. The process is involved, and for me to try to explain it via the internet allows too much room for error. I really recommend that you get a good repair manual that provides step by step instructions and pictures to help identify parts.

I will be here if you run into trouble or have additional questions. Don't be afraid to ask.

Joe
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 11:40 AM
Tiny
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Joe, I realized when the car is over heated, when I cool it down a lil, it works fine in neutral, but once I shift it to drive, the car stalls, but if its cold, like next morning, I turn it on I drive it normaly untill it over heats and the same drama happens.
Cool it > wait for the engine to relax > turn on > put neutrol>get happy > then shift to drive and stalls > get pissed off > park it somewhere > then next day I come get it back home.

Does that show anything else Joe? Coz I really love this car, I learned how to drive with it :P. Anyways, any suggestion.

Thanks loads.

Omar
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM
Tiny
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Something tells me there is an intake or head gasket leaking. Are you getting any coolant into the oil or oil into the coolant?

Also, do you have a compression gauge?
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Hellow Joe, how are you?
I finally fixed the car, it turns out nothing is wrong wing the the gaskit, accpet its leaking some oil, but its resolvable, but my problem is that the freaken sencer.

The Fan sencer, this lil bitch caused all these problem, sory for the B word, I have changed the Cencer over 4 times, and it gets rewened again and again, I thing something in the engine is rewening the thing. I had an old battery before, could that be the reason why. Or something with the Avonse.
And when the fans trun the engine makes a sound. And the car pushes more when I drive it. Friends told me its normal, but is it?

You know I wrote alot you dont have to read it all, just answer the qeustions you want to answer or if you want dont answer at all, you already helped enough.

Thanks alot joe, you rock. And this website too.
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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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I don't understand why the sensor is giving you so much trouble unless there is a short in the ciurcuit at some point. And as far as the idle, it is normal for the RPM's to raise when the AC is turned on, but not just the cooling fan. If anything, they may slightly drop because of the added draw on the alt.
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Monday, September 14th, 2009 AT 8:02 AM

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