Engine Cooling problem
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80000 miles
My 1996 Ciera recently started overheating, on the way from work. I immediately, checked coolant levels and realized that my radiator was leaking. The source of the leak was a missing radiator drain plug, I replaced the plug and added new coolant. The cars temp stays stable for a while and then the needle shoots up all the way to the red zone. I then changed my thermostat and the problem seemed to be gone for a while. Then while driving I noticed a rattling sound, I assumed the impellar in my water pump had gone bad. Now I have replaced my water pump, the noise is gone but the car is still overheating. After driving I hear a gurgling sound, I have checked all houses and can find no leaks. I removed and checked radiator.I also have noticed that my heater doesn't work. Could it be my heater core? When idling (at normal temp) I can see a bit of smoke comming from somewhere under my exaust manifold. Please help I can't figure this out.
Sunday, April 6th, 2008 AT 11:15 PM