Engine Overheating

Tiny
ABAR
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  • 2005 BUICK LA CROSSE
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 111,000 MILES
My car has been overheating I replaced the elbow tubes, which seemed to help the issue but did not solve it. I also changed the thermostat and I noticed the hose going to the thermostat was dry along with the housing. I'm not an expert so I'm not sure if that is normal after the vehicle has sat for a couple of hours. Could it be an issue with the water pump or radiator?
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Sunday, March 26th, 2017 AT 5:07 PM

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JOHNNY G.JR
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Top off cooling system and have it pressure tested first, a tester can usually be borrowed from an auto parts store or rented for a small fee
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Sunday, March 26th, 2017 AT 6:26 PM
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KEN
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It could be the cooling fans are not working, here is a good guide to help you do some testing and checking.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-overheating-or-running-hot

Please let us know what happens.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 AT 12:10 PM

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