2001 BUICK PARK AVENUE 2001 PARK AVE RUNNING HOT

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  • CatherineS
  • 2001 Buick Park Avenue

Engine Cooling problem
2001 Buick Park Avenue 6 cyl Automatic 120000 miles

I have a Park Ave 2001. Temp gauge has shown it running hot in city traffic - one line from red zone. It seems to run at this zone pretty consistently - but doesn't overheat. Today the line inched closer to the red zone - and when I shut it off I could smell the engine.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 10:54 AM

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  • Docfixit
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Hi
Does it run cool at highway speeds? If yes check to see if cooling fans are comming on.
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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 2:05 PM
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It runs cooler - but not cool. It goes down one line - but not even to the mid point. Checked the fans - they are working.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 AT 6:47 PM
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May try new thermostst and system flush. If fans on, no leaks, no debris blocking radiator flow. Then thermo and flush logical step.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 AT 12:10 PM

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