Car overheating

Tiny
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  • 2004 PONTIAC GTO
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 136,500 MILES
Temperature gauge is high not in the red but gets high. Cooling fans run all time as soon as I turn on car the cooling fans run and don’t shut off until car is off.
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 AT 8:02 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Have you checked the coolant level?

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Alex
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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At the time looked about half way.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 3:42 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Okay, with your vehicle cold please fill the overflow tank on your vehicle's cooling system to the cold fill mark with coolant and get back to us with how everything turns out.

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Alex
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 3:37 PM
Tiny
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Just added some let you know how she runs.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 3:44 PM
Tiny
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Could there possibly be a leak? Or does coolant get low? Had the car for about 8,000 miles.
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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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Hello again,

If you are having to add coolant to the cooling system, then it is going somewhere. Worst case scenario, if it is being burnt in the combustion chambers of your engine there would be white, sweet smelling smoke coming out of the exhaust. If this is not present then we can rule that out. Next, visually inspect the cooling system hose for a loose clamp or a cut. Check the upper and lower radiator hoses, both heater hoses, and the hose going to the overflow tank. Also look for a "washed' spot where a leak is happening and leaving a spot washed clean of dirt, oil, etc. Lastly check the radiator cap. They are designed with a spring to allow coolant to leak past when it reaches a certain pressure. Please get back to us with what you can find from your visual inspection and we can go from there.

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Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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No white smoke coming from exhaust, will check the hoses later on today, any tips on how to check for a bad hose?
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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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Hello again,

Look for frayed and cracked ends, cuts, hose clamps that has failed or failing, and look for bulging, spongey radiator hoses, both upper and lower. Please get back to us with what you find out. We can go from there.

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019 AT 9:37 AM

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