1992 Pontiac Sunbird Engine Overheating

Tiny
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  • 1992 PONTIAC SUNBIRD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 23,000 MILES
Last night I was driving home from work and I noticed that my temp gauge indicated my engine was getting way too warm, like, I wasnt at the overheating mark, but it was above the 3/4 line. I had to walk home because I didnt want to warp the head.

this mornin I went out to check what might be wrong, I started looking at the rad (if this makes any difference I brought it to a shop yesterday to have the spouts soldered.) And I seen TINY TINY drops coming from the bottom rad hose, but it wasnt really dripping from the engine. It was just sitting there, I wiped it off and started to look elsewhere. I felt the hoses that are for the heater core, the one going from the engine is hot and other is kind of warm. So my dad and I think that my heater core might be plugged up. But not sure


driving it around a little today testing things, I noticed also the top rad hose is hot, like I can burn my hand if I hold too long, and the bottom rad hose is cold.
thanks for help in advance
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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM

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Tiny
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Have you ever flushed the radiator? Have you replaced the thermostat?

Let me know.

Joe
PS: The heater core won't cause the engine to overheat.
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 10:44 AM
Tiny
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Hey thanks for replying but the problem was resolved. The temp gauge is just kinda screwy, thank you anyways
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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I'm glad you got it taken care of. Let us know if you have questions in the future, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.

Joe
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Monday, March 8th, 2010 AT 5:33 PM

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