2001 Kia Optima overheating

Tiny
JONBARRSMITH
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  • 2001 KIA OPTIMA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 99,275 MILES
I reciently had my oil changed and the car was running fine. I was driving down the road and my temp went from normal to hot in seconds I have look for leaks and cracks and found nothing but it is still overheating and I dont know what it is
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Thursday, June 5th, 2008 AT 1:06 PM

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Tiny
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Find the thermostat and replace it for a start-that don't work do below

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
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Thursday, June 5th, 2008 AT 3:17 PM

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