1999 Chevy Suburban Overheating and smoke coming from vents

Tiny
SUBURBAN91
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 211,000 MILES
I have a 1999 Chevy Suburban with 211000 miles on it and just recently it started overheating very quickly (within minutes of driving it). I replaced the thermostat and it is still overheating. I added more coolant to it and was running it for about 20-30 minutes with heaters on high and smoke started coming from the inside dashboard vents and from under the hood. I don't see any leaks underneath the vehicle so what could it be?
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Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 1:15 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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HI there,

Thank you for the donation'

You will have to get a cooling system pressure test done, have it done hot and with the heaters on, this will locate any external coolant leaks, also I would suggest a cooling system Co test, this will pick up any traces of Co in the cooling system and if so this is a sure sine of a head or gasket problem, start here.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 8:19 PM

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