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Old 06-09-2010, 08:18 PM
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Help! Overheating out of nowhere

For no reason now my car started to overheat after I removed the my AC. All I took out was the hoses and the condensor, the compressor is still there. Ever since I took it out it overheats real quick now. I kno the ac system has nuttin to do wit the coolin of your engine, does it??? And I also found that the fins on my radiator are like peelin, cud it be that too??
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:33 PM
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

When the gauge starts reading hot, if you turn your car off for 5-10 seconds and then back on, the the gauge return to normal or straight back to hot?
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

It goes bak to normal (in the middle) for like a second then bak up to show that it's overheating
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

so you kept the AC rad fan in there?
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

Na my fanz never worked, I took both of them out a while ago and replace them wit electic fans that I control wit a switch inside my car. The only thing I took out was the condensor, the hoses and this small tank that was on the bottom left of the condesor that I seen hoses connected to it, that's all I did
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

okay you need to check your thermostat it could be stuck ,also make sure the heater core inside the car isn't blocked inside ,are you getting heat when switches are activated ,and make sure you have coolant and is not weak and your pump isn't leaking.one more thing that could be is that you by passed the whole cooling system ,and the sensor are not registering like the one that turns the fans on while in traffic ,or when air conditioner is turn on ,there are like three different sensor on the head and under the distributor witch together work with the ecu on different driving speed and temp,also check your to see if you smell any coolant at the exhaust end ,this will assure that maybe there's no head damage from leaking coolant threw the valves ,or blown head gasket, and that all looks well in the oil and radiator ,hope this helps with the heating issue.
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

Yeah, I'd check your thermostat. I had the same problem, went up to auto parts got a new thermostat, put it in, and all better.
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

^^^ +1. same thing here
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

When your gauge reads hot, can you grab your upper radiator hose for more than 3 seconds? If the gauge reads hot and you can hang on to the hose, your temp sensor could be bad. If your fans never worked, it could be the relay in the fuse box or the temp switch near your thermostat housing.
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

Thankz ya for ya replyz. I found out I got 2 holes in my radiator where coolant leaks like if it's takin a piss, but even wit that, in like 5 or 6 minutes the temp guage goes to red, and I myself kno the engine is still cold. Ima remove the thermostat for the summer and see wat happens, (thermostat is months old)... I was never able to hold the hose for 3 seconds it was always soft meanin I kno there was a lean sumwhere, but it never overheated like the way it's actin now..

Wen I took out the AC there this small bottle infront of the condensor on the bottom left, sayin r134a on it (freon I'm assuming) there was a switch connected to it that I disconnected, cud it be that?? Ain't kno wat it was, it looked part of the AC so I disconnected it. But even if it is why wud it make the temp guage go up so fast and make the car rev up and down for no reason
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

your thermostat isn't the problem here, so even removing it aint gonna do shiit.


you need to fix the leaking radiator, because even a TINY air bubble in your coolant system can screw w/ your sensors/gauge to say its overheating.
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

Yea guys the problem was my radiator. Cuz as soon as I replaced the radiator the problems stopped, after maybe 20 minutes or more the car will over heat and I will have to switch on my fan. I took out my thermostat and it haven't overheated since. Madd weird
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Re: Help! Overheating out of nowhere

driving your car with no t stat isnt good for it, and neither is having manually controlled fans, you should get your fans fixed and your t stat put back in to get the most life out of your lude.
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