1990 PONTIAC FIREBIRD OVER HEATING PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • justin25
  • 1990 Pontiac Firebird

Engine Cooling problem
1990 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 186000 miles

i just got my car out of the shop and had the cylinder heads exchanged, and a brand new intake manifold, and a new water pump with raidator and thremostat. what else could be causing my car to over heat


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Sunday, September 14th, 2008 AT 9:18 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

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: , Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, air lock in the cooling system, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump

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