: Car is over heating?



mikeheid
06-23-08, 09:18 PM
Hi ,
My 96 seville just the last day or 2 started overheating.
Checked the coolant its full.Coolant was recently changed About a year ago also.
Just now changed the thermostat.Drove around the block and it started overheating again.
Checked for leaks do not see it leaking anywhere!
Every time i start the car my check coolant level light is on but coolant is full.
Do you think my water pump is shot?
Or what else can i look for?

Thanks
Mike

mikeheid
06-23-08, 10:30 PM
Car Has 108,000 miles on it also if this helps at all!

Thanks

krimson_cardnal
06-23-08, 11:30 PM
What means over heating? Check purge line. Bad sensor will give false check coolant level. Search search search over heating issues here and NorthStar Performance and Tech forum. K_C

mikeheid
06-23-08, 11:34 PM
We'll my temp gage was to the right and my coolant temp got to 255.
The fans kicked in but didn't seem to help.

Mike

krimson_cardnal
06-23-08, 11:53 PM
Check the purge line. If you've just had the system open for the thermo change it could be air locked. K_C

mikeheid
06-24-08, 12:28 AM
Hi Thanks for the reply!
Can you tell me where exactly is the purge line for my car?
And what exactly does the purge line do?
Thanks

Ranger
06-24-08, 11:59 AM
The purge line purges air from the system. Do a search for purge line. It has been discussed many times.

Destroyer
06-24-08, 11:54 PM
I'm looking into my crystal ball....................................screw the purge line, its head gaskets. Torture yourself and spend more money hoping its something else only to find its the inevitable. Good luck to you.

tateos
06-27-08, 06:20 PM
Every time i start the car my check coolant level light is on but coolant is full.

Checked for leaks do not see it leaking anywhere!

That doesn't sound like a head gasket to me...