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Re: Sudden, Spastic Overheating and Gushing Coolant
In a message dated 9/14/99 2:30:18 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I had an appointment, so I drove for another 10 minutes at normal
Parked for about 10 mins. then got back on highway for another 10 mins to
town. Parked and let run for a min. or 3..
All of a sudden-- steam started pouring out from under the hood! For no
apparent reason at all!
Coolant poured out in a huge puddle underneath the car. Opened the hood --
and looked for a broken hose -- none. Cannot figure out where coolant is
Water-pump? Radiator? Have NO idea where it's coming from..
Temp gauge is broken-- so There was no warning, but still -- if the car was
overheating, wouldn't it start honking anyway?
Whatever -- it's not a broken hose, and it doesn't seem to be the radiator.
The coolant is definately just coolant -- no oil.
TIA for any help. I think she's real mad that I haven't driven her in a
week or so.
You probably overheated and the coolant is coming out from your expansion
tank cap. You also need to get the temp guage fixed, that is a great way to
ruin you motor!! Check to make sure the fan is coming on, as your thermo
switch may be bad, or the connections on the fan, or the fan itself, may be
faulty. Your thermostat may also be seized in the closed position. It will
be tough to trouble shoot without a temp guage however,as that is what it's