Engine Cooling problem
2000 Chevy Malibu 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles
My Malibu had an overheating problem and had a replaced engine because of the issue. About 2 months later the head gasket went out because the newly replaced water pump failed. I have been through 3 water pumps in 3 months and 2 thermostats. The "new" engine has roughly 70k miles on it with a now replaced head gasket also. I lose about a liter of water from the reservoir every 150-200 miles and keep refilling water. Right before the water pump goes out or it over heats I get a coolant smell inside the vehicle and the temp slowly climbs. Opening the cap on the reservoir shows to be steam coming from the reservoir usually with little to no water left. After I refill the reservoir while the engine is still warm I try to hand pump water from the reservoir to the radiator by squeezing the tubing from the radiator to the engine block, but no water comes through. This problem has proved lots of money in repairs for me and an answer or a lead would be greatly appreciated!
have the same problem?
Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 3:00 PM