Overheating problems and no heat in the inside of the car

Tiny
MELLE KYLIEFE
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  • 2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
The car drives for all of ten minutes then overheats. There is no heat inside the car. I changed the thermostat, added coolant and did the bleeding things. What could be the problem?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 7:55 AM

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Tiny
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No heat is usually a sign of no/low coolant. Have the car pressure checked you may have a head gasket leak. Also, try an actuator reset by pulling heater fuse for sixty seconds with key on then reinstall it may reset.
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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Will resetting or pulling the heating fuse for sixty seconds help the overheating problem too?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 10:34 AM
Tiny
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Will resetting or pulling the heating fuse for 60seconds help the overheating problem too?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 10:47 AM
Tiny
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The fuse pulling will NOT help the overheat problem have it pressure checked for leaks which may tell of a head gasket leak if no external leaks.
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 11:59 AM
Tiny
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I also checked the radiator hoses the upper one is hot and the lower one is cold. There us no water flowing through. Is that normal?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 12:29 PM
Tiny
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This can happen if fluid is low check coolant level and add 50/50 mix of antifreeze until coolant bottle is at full mark it may take a few minutes and be careful if you hear it boiling like a coffe pot do not open as you can get burned
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 12:39 PM
Tiny
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Just check the coolant level there wasn't enough in there so I added some. I started it up and thick smoke was coming from the tail pipe and smoke coming from the top of the engine. What problem could that be?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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Forgot to say I added 50/50 Dexcool coolant.
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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If you are getting smoke out the tail pipe then you have a head gasket problem and will empty out your coolant very quickly coming out on top can be leaking from anywhere. Cracked hose, gasket etc.
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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Is that an expensive problem or can blue devil fix it?
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 4:13 PM
Tiny
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Blue devil won't fix it and it's around $1500 or so but check locally prices vary
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Friday, March 17th, 2017 AT 4:34 PM

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