2002 OLDSMOBILE SILHOUETTE OVERHEATING

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  • 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette

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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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 AT 12:31 PM

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Hi
Gaskets where they headgaskets? Cooling fans operating? Oil look normal or more like chocolate malt? White smoke from tailpipe?
Let me know
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 AT 2:32 PM
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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

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 AT 8:00 PM
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Maybe particaly blocked radiator flushing is a preventive maintence rad. Can be blocked with calcium deposits.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 9:51 AM
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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

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 1:35 PM
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No air filter will not. Has the temp been verefied with another gague? Does it boil over?

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 1:47 PM
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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.
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Bobbie

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 10:04 PM
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Sorry, but I haven't been able to get the van to start. If it's not one thing.

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 11:54 PM
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Standing by your luck has got to change

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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 AT 12:32 PM

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