OVERHEATING

2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Tiny

bobbiehorn

May, 20, 2009 AT 12:31 PM

Engine Cooling problem
2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 139k miles

So far I have replaced the thermostat, radiator cap, gaskets and water pump. The radiator has been flushed, hoses checked and it still gs hot.
Any ideas?
Thanks, Bobbie

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8 Answers

Tiny

Docfixit

May, 20, 2009 AT 2:32 PM

Hi
Gaskets where they headgaskets? Cooling fans operating? Oil look normal or more like chocolate malt? White smoke from tailpipe?
Let me know
Thanks for donate

Tiny

bobbiehorn

May, 20, 2009 AT 8:00 PM

Head gaskets; yes.
Cooling fans: yes
water in oil: no
White smoke: no

I have a copy of Haynes Repair Manual. There should be something geared toward women who have limited mechanical skills.
Thanks for responding.
Bobbie

Tiny

Docfixit

May, 21, 2009 AT 9:51 AM

Maybe particaly blocked radiator flushing is a preventive maintence rad. Can be blocked with calcium deposits.

Tiny

bobbiehorn

May, 21, 2009 AT 1:35 PM

The radiator was flushed a couple of months ago and the tank was cleaned.
Could the air filter cause this?
I appreciate your help.
Bobbie

Tiny

Docfixit

May, 21, 2009 AT 1:47 PM

No air filter will not. Has the temp been verefied with another gague? Does it boil over?

Tiny

bobbiehorn

May, 21, 2009 AT 10:04 PM

I have not put a gauge on it other than the one on the dash but I can smell it when it gets hot. I'll try to check it tomorrow.
Thanks,
Bobbie

Tiny

bobbiehorn

May, 26, 2009 AT 11:54 PM

Sorry, but I haven't been able to get the van to start. If it's not one thing.

Tiny

Docfixit

May, 27, 2009 AT 12:32 PM

Standing by your luck has got to change

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