Hello, few basic checks:
1. Coolant level
2. Look for burst hoses
3 Check radiator for leaks
4. Listen for fan clutch engagement. The fan should roar once it hits about 215-220.
If all those pass change the thermostat and refill coolant. If it's still overheating check for a blown head gasket. You'll need to rent a block tester from the parts store, it detects hydrocarbons in the coolant. It will have instructions. Below is the info on changing the thermostat.
1. Remove the air inlet duct.
2. Remove the necessary coolant from the radiator.
Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
3. Remove the upper radiator inlet hose.
4. Remove the coolant outlet bolts.
5. Remove the coolant outlet from the lower intake manifold.
6. Remove the thermostat gasket.
7. Remove the coolant thermostat.
8. Clean all the sealing surfaces of the coolant outlet.
9. Clean the sealing surface on the lower intake manifold.
Important: In order to prevent leakage, thoroughly clean all parts and sealing surfaces.
1. Install the coolant thermostat in the lower intake manifold.
2. Install a new gasket (if used). Otherwise, place a 3 mm (1/8 inch) bead of RTV sealer (GM P/N 1052289, or equivalent) at the groove on the coolant outlet sealing surface.
3. Install the coolant outlet on the lower intake
4. Install the attaching bolts.
Tighten coolant outlet bolts to 19 Nm (14 ft. Lbs.).
5. Install the radiator inlet hose.
6. Fill the cooling system with specified coolant and concentration. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System.
7. Inspect all sealing surfaces for leaks after starting the engine.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 4:43 PM