How do you locate the engine coolant temperature sensor on a vehicle to replace it?

coolant temperature sensor are located where the coolant runs in the block near the thermostat housing normally the connector are on top of the sensor and the sensor itself screws in with a deep socket.The temperature sensor is usaully located where the coolant runs OUT of the engine close to the...

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Coolant leakage from a 2001 model year 318 ci motor?

Pressure test the system to determine where leak is originating

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1995 town car coolant leak?

I replaced my 1996 radiator on 2006. I tried yellow pages and found a new/aftermarket one for less than $100. You might want to replace the thermostate as well. Good luck.

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Why is titanium not used for engine components in passenger cars?

Cost, primarily, but also because titanium products tend to develop heat spots, whereas aluminum is lighter and distributes heat much more evenly.

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How do you remove antifreeze from clothing?

To remove antifreeze from clothing spray the stain with a pre-wash product. Let it set on the stain for several minutes. Pour water over the stain to try to push the stain out. Blot at the stain with a cloth. Do not rub the stain in. Wash the clothing in the washing machine with color safe bleach...

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I lose about 1 gallone of Antifreeze every 130 mile and no leaks found replaced radiator cap flushed out cooling system. No antifreeze in oil and no white foam around radiator cap.?

This is an extreme amount to loose. Common sense tells you that you have a leak. The question is where is the leak? If you cannot see coolant on the pavement, then I would suspect one of two things. Either the coolant is leaking near the exhaust manifold and burning off, or you have an internal l...

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Checking antifreeze what should the engine temp be?

just not so hot that you burn yourself.checking before you drive is O.K.

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How do you drain antifreeze and refill in 1994 chev caprice?

First, make sure the cooling system has cooled down. Then open radiator cap and place a drain pan under radiator drain (usually on the drivers side lower corner of radiator facing the engine). Open drain and wait until system drains completely, the dispose of used coolant as per local regulations...

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What can be wrong when car is car leaking antifreeze?

there might be a leak some where in a coolant line. or maybe you have a leak in your radiator.

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What kind of coolant goes in a Chevy Trailblazer?

depends on the year but mostly the newer ones call for the orange colored coolant. Go to a parts house and buy it

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What is antifreeze?

Antifreeze is a substance such as glycol which is used to lower the freezing point of water, and is used as an additive in the radiators of motorcars.

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How much antifreeze does a 2000 Honda oddysey hold?

Total capacity is 1.93 gallons. 2 gallons of pre-mixed coolant or 1 gallon of anti-freeze and 1 gallon of distilled water mixed 50/50 with the anti-freeeze will be enough to fill it up. Do not use tap water. Make sure you use a Honda fluid or a non-silicate coolant. Make sure it is recommended fo...

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What water do you use for engine coolant in a vauxhall calibra?

Tap water from your house

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Your coolant light comes on for about 1 min in morning when you first start your car. Does this mean that there is a bigger problem then just adding coolant?

If you are having to add coolant, then you have a leak. The leak may be minor or it may be serious is the leak is internal, as in a blown head gasket.

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How does the water flow through an engine?

Generally the pump moves the coolant through the block, up into the back of the head(s), through the head(s), out the thermostat into the top of the radiator, through the radiator, out the bottom or side of the radiator and back to the pump.

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Where is the Coolant temperature sensor on a 1999 mondeo?

The coolant temperature sensor on a 1999 Mondeo is located on top of the engine, in the intake manifold. It constantly updates the vehicle's computer and controls the cooling fan.

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Why would there be coolant in your exhaust?

catalytic converter converts some oxides to water, so water not a surprise in and of itself. Is there Antifreeze in your exhaust moisture? are you sure it is antifreeze? are you loosing coolant reservoir level at a measurable rate? Coolant only gets into exhaust by way of the cylinder head develo...

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Can a spill of antifreeze inside a car harm you?

Yes, if it is glycol base the vapors can cause headaches and nausea,and if strong enough can cause brain damage

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What fluid do you put into car engine radiators?

antifreeze antifreeze a fifty fifty micture of water and antifrez is best

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Low car coolant?

Can result in freezing in the winter and over-heating in the summer.

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Why does oil and coolant mix on the valve cover and not in the engine?

Oil and coolant should NEVER mix in an automobile. Can you be a bit more descriptive in your question? Im led to believe there is something wrong with your vehicle.I agree with him, if you have what you call a mix of coolant and oil on the valve cover you have an internal coolant leak you need to...

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What makes your car leak antifreeze the instant you remove radiator cap?

Engine hot - normal Engine cool excessive pressure bad thermostat

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What is the composition of radiator coolant?

this is composition of Propylene glycol

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How do you check the coolant sensor on a 1990 ford f150Temp sensor check on 1990 ford f 150?

replace with a new one.

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Should you put antifreeze in a car while it is running?

It is best to do it while your vehicle is running so it will circulate through the system. You should add it to the reserve tank, never open the cap on your radiator (if it has one) while the system is hot.

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1999 Ford courier overheating when going up hill we have replaced the thermostat cleaned radiator replaced the coolant fan with a 2nd one.what else could be wrong?

most likely the timing is off, this affects fuel economy and other things.

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Will flush hurt radiator?

No, regular flushes of the cooling system are necessary to keep mineral deposits from forming on the inside of the engine and radiator.Mineral deposits can partially clog the cooling system and form an insulating barrier that will keep your cooling system from working properly.

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What is the difference between freon and anitfreeze for a vehicle?

"Freon" is the product name of the refrigerant GAS used in air conditioning systems. Freon is compressed and expanded to cool the INSIDE of the vehicle.Antifreeze is a LIQUID that is circulated through the engine to keep the engine from melting down. When an engine is running it generates a lot o...

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How often do you check water in car?

every time you open the hood answer a good habit is , once a week when you buy fuel, check coolant level and oil level in vehicle if you practice this on same day each week it will be easy to remember when u last did it and when you need to do it again

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Water leaking in right floorboard on 1993 luminanot antifreeze-no water on the floormat just the carpet?

the heater core is leaking it is located in the duct work under the dash

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Most manufactors recommend cooling system flush at how many years?

It depends on the type of coolant used. 3,5,10 years are common intervals.Every five years or 100K miles, whichever comes first.

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What would cause temp gauge to show car is over heating?

you do not have any anitfreeze in your radiator or it is low if that does not fix it then you might need a new thermostat which you can get at your local Napa Autoparts store

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Why would coolant not circulate through coOling system in car?

Thermostat is stuck or water pump is bad or radiator is clogged. Start with the thermostat because it is the most likely and the cheapest to repair. Good luck

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What if too much antifreeze in the car?

If it's a question of too much fluid it can overflow, if it's a question about the fluid being too concentrated - don't worry about it.

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How do you cool overheating car brakes?

well generally the best thing to do is to stop using them for a while and just let the air cool them. Its a bad idea to put water on them when they are hot, because it may cause the brakes to become brittle. If they are constantly overheating, though, you definitely want to get them changed.

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Will your car smell like antifreeze if your water pump is going?

Your car will not neccessarily smell like Antifreeze if your water pump is going, in my personal experience it sounds like your HEATER CORE is shot. That is what usually makes that smell, unless you spilled some on the engine. Also, if the water pump was going the car would run hot and/or overheat.

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What should you use in a 307 hdi in the coolant systeam?

it has long life antifreeze from new the coolant system holds 8.3 litres if you put 3 litres of antifreeze in and the rest in water it will be ok might have a bleed screw on thermast houseing hope his helps Shane

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How much coolant does a radiator hold?

it depends on the size and application of the radiator

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Can leaving your AC on when your car is not running hurt the AC System?

no, when your car is not running, that means that the compressor isn't getting voltage to engage. basically all you are doing is running your blower motor.

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Can coolant and gas ruin a motor?

yes, a mixture of coolant and gas can and will ruin your motor

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What causes the presence of engine oil in the coolant tank or reservoir?

if there is oil in the coolant system it could be a crack in the intake, a ruined intake gasket, a cracked cylinder head

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Why is the Low coolant light on but car is not low on coolant and doesn't overheat?

Some cars have a sensor in the reserve tank that sticks or the sensor on the engine is gone. Get a manual for you make and it will show the locations.

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Why would antifreeze be a thick gold color in the reservour?

new answer is basically your head gasket is gone and the oil is mixing with the anti-freeze because anti freeze is not thick and shoud never be thick. The base glycols used to make antifreeze are clear and colorless, the manufacturers dye them to the color that specified by the customer. The colo...

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Why does your car leak coolant after you turn it off?

your engine will get hotter after you shut off the engine. the coolant thus getts hotter the fluid then expands causing the drip

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Do you need to flush the old coolant out before you put the new coolant in?

That would be the right way.Mr Coffee is one of the easiest brand on the market. All you need to do is push a button. The makers say they designed it for the elderly so they wouldn't have any complications in using it.

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What could be the cause of losing anti-freeze on 2002 Nissan altima?

Other than a leak, a blown head gasket. Very serious, so stop driving until this is repaired if you suspect a blown head gasket. Serious engine damage will occur.Other than a leak, a blown head gasket. Very serious, so stop driving until this is repaired if you suspect a blown head gasket. Seriou...

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What to do if vehicle is running hot?

If ur vehicle is running hot usually its either the thermostate or low coolant in the radiator check the radiator first if its low it will overheat cause there not enough coolant to cool it down and if that not the problem change the thermostat if u need to know how to do it go to the auto parts ...

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Where can the coolant go IF there are no fluid on the garage floorground nor in the oil no milky oil hoses all OK but yet it took a gal of anti-freeze in four days. Suggestions?

Theres a couple of things to check, you may have a blown head gasket letting coolant enter the combustion chamber, you might have liquid coming out of the exhaust or just a sweet smell to the exhaust, or your radiator cap is bad and the fluid is being pushed out of the overflow can by the steam f...

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What does it mean if your car is leaking antifreeze from under the hood?

It means if you continue to drive it you risk the chance of doing severe damage to the engine. Have a mechanic check it now.

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How do you bleed coolant system after replacing thermostat?

what is the year make & modle of it??

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Why is Water not flowing through car?

i am guessing, you mean circulating thru engine and radiator.if this is the problem, check the thermostat then check water pump.

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Why is coolant in the crankcase of your 1999 Saturn SC2?

Bad head gasket or cracked head. If you continue to drive it you will cause serious damage to internal engine parts.

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Just had car pressure test their was a leaking seal but still getting burning smell car why?

if they fixed the seal, it could be the residue of the leak just burning off the block, cylinders, exaust manifold and where ever else it dripped on. get the engine cleaned, or wait a few weeks to let it burn completely off.

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Do you need antifreeze in car radiator in summer?

Yes. It raises the boiling point of the water it's mixed with so it won't turn into a gas at 100 degrees C.

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Will my car run without a tune up?

For a while - probably not efficientlyI once drove a car for about 10 years without a tune up the only reason I stopped driving it was cause the body was falling apart. So I would say Yes you can drive without a tuneup just change the oil and oil filter.

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What it mean when car is leaking coolant?

Could be a bad hose.. or it could be your water pump or radiator. Where is the leak?????? It could be a leak in the radiator, hoses, weep hole in water pump, intake manifold, or if you don't see coolant dripping to the ground, it may be a busted head gasket (in which case you should know there's ...

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What do you do if your car is leaking engine coolant for an Audi A4?

1. Find out where it's leaking from. a. After driving it, look under the hood before it cools down to see if steam is coming from anywhere. (including the radiator cap - mine leaked there) b. before you start it in the morning, see if there's a puddle under the car. Note what's above it.2. If the...

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What happens if you put coolant in your oil?

you run the risk of major bearing fatlure.

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Why cant you use red anti freeze instea of green?

Many of the colors have completely lost their meaning. it was initially to help prevent mixing those not compatable but many incompatable now in the same colors which is confusing. At one time Ford was the only yellow until chevy had a "gold" which was really just yellow-now it's all useless.Find...

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What is the formula for making car coolant?

It depends where you live and how cold it can get. In most cases a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze will protect you.

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What type of antifreeze does a 1998 Sunfire use?

**It uses a special orange coolant called Dex-Cool. ** Do NOT use the green stuff as that won't mix, and will damage system. You can also use the High Mileage types that are gold in colour. They mix well, and will not harm the cooling system. Mix 50/50 to 70/30 coolant max. Follow this info and y...

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What does it mean when a car overheats only when you turn on the air conditioner?

your cooling fan is not operating correctly

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Your car a 95 Camry overheated you changed the temp switch and thermostat when you put antifreeze in it it was fine but then the next day the antifreeze tank was empty no visable leaks either?

If you didn't get it warm after the work and then refill the tank - the system was probably closed when you filled it. It's possible once the thermostat opened (or just as the coolant leaked past), the fill you gave was used as it filled the system past that point.

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Peugeot 306 fan still runs after the engine is off and this is after a short journey.it has been a while since you put coolant in it and oil but could it be anything else?

My 306 does the same just had a new rad fitted and sensors so the fan keeps running till the engine cools just make sure it gets new coolent and a flush once a year along with an oil change .

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How and where do I reattach hose that has fallen off from coolant reservoir tank on 1995 GMC Jimmy?

There should be two hoses which attach to this tank. Find the one that's disconnected... that's where it'll reattach. How... that depends. If it's just a clamp which came off, you go to NAPA or wherever, and buy a hose clamp... get the ones that you tighten down with a screwdriver or an 8mm or 5/...

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What is the normal engine operating temperature?

That can vary per vehicle, it could be around 227 degreesHowever, remember that water boils at 212 degrees. The boiling point of automotive coolant varies slightly from that, but the system is pressurized, so boiling is "normally" not a problem.Most modern, fuel-injected automobiles have a normal...

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How do you clean antifreeze from car carpet?

For a large area, remove the carpet from the vehicle, clean with a good carpet cleaner, allow to dry thoroughly, reinstall carpet. For a small area, clean with a good carpet cleaner and allow to dry thoroughly.you get new carpet

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What would be the cause of antifreeze leaking and the temperature gauge rising but the car does not over heat?

No coolant, temperature rising a fact!! Are you certain you are loosing anti freeze? Simple fact, if you are loosing coolant you will experience overheating. You will have blown head gaskets or a complete engine failure. You must be catching it before it gets this far. The cause could be from a l...

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Why does the coolant boil on a 1995 chev blazer?

Stuck closed thermostat or a bad head gasket.

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When running the ac the car will leak collant from reservoir?

I'm thinking the coolant level in the reservoir is to high to begin with. The cooling system has to work harder when the ac is running. The coolant expands as it heats up. If the coolant level was high to start with it will push out the excess.

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What happens when a car runs out of antifreeze?

Assuming you still have some form of coolant (water) in your radiator then the coolant will freeze when the weather is cold enough, coolant expands when it freezes, this may cause permanent damage to your engine, such as split pipe's, burst radiator, cracked engine block

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What kind of antifreeze do you use in a car?

There are seven different types of antifreeze. What your car takes depends on the year/make/model. It can usually be found in an owner's manual.

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I asked the guy changing my oil to add some coolant in and he said he was unsure of the type of coolant to use as there are 2 types What kind do you use for a 2005 VW Jetta Wagen 1.8T?

Look in your owners manual or call a VW dealer.

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Where do you add coolant car for the air condition in a 94 Dodge Intrepid?

Buy a kit at Wal-Mart or auto parts store comes with instructions

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What happens to engine coolant when it drops colder that the mixture set point?

It becomes slushy. A very weak mixture (15-20%) of anti-freeze will prevent cracking the block even though the vehicle will still overheat if the slush can't get through the radiator. Obviously, water freezes hard and solid and can destroy an engine block. If you protect the engine to 20 degrees ...

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What is wrong with a car when you change the radiator and thermostat and the top hose still gets tight and no water is mixing with the oil?

You need to have a block test done. It checks for combustion gases in the radiator.

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How do you flush the cooling system of a 1995 Dodge Intrepid after draining from the bottom radiator hose?

Open up your rad cap put a garden house in it and fill up the rad and start your vehicle. let it pour through and watch your temp gauge and run it till the water is clear going through.

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How do you Put antifreeze into car?

There should be a semi translucant white plastic tank inside the engine compartment mounted on either the left or right side. This is your overflow tank, its purpose is for coolant to expand and flow out of your radiator when it heats up. The tank prevents the coolant from pouring onto the road w...

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What is a RTV?

Well, from what I know, it's a utility vehicle manufactured by Kubota Corporation, America. Kubota is Japanese based company that produces anything from sewage components to diesel tractors and utility vehicles. The Kubota RTV lineup consists of 4 different models. The Kubota RTV 500 (gasoline po...

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2001 daewoo laganza you replaced the thermostat and flushed and add coolant and then you start the car the heat works very little what could it be?

Is it cold or just not blowing the correct amount of air? If it's cold it may be the heater door in the dash not opening, bad thermostat(could be defective), Water shut off valve (if so equipped), A/C problem(on?), cooling fan staying on, dash heater control problem, plugged heater core(inner tub...

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What type of anti-freeze is required for a 1994 Saturn SW-2 twin cam radiator?

Originally it probably had Dex-Cool.

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Where can you buy hybrid organic additive technology?

Possibly from Chrysler? I'm pretty sure they've got a patent or two that might be what you're looking for.

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Where can you buy zerex g-05?

Carquest sells it for approx. $14/gal. I bought some today at NAPA for $10.98/ gal.

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You put antifreeze in the car the next evening you put the car in park and the antifreeze ran out of your 1996 Cadillac Seville you did have enough for it to run over what happened?

It may have overheated and boiled over. It may be a small leak in a hose or the water pump. You'll have to find out where it's comming from before you can figure out what is going on. If the car is sitting for a while, check the coolant reservoir for leaks.

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How do you get the power to the heater to come on after bleeding the coolant system on a Chrysler Pacifica 2004?

The only thing actually powered in the heating system would be the blower fan. If that's your problem, first check your fuse. If that doesn't solve it, then you'll have to check the wiring for shorts to ground, and the blow motor itself.

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How do you know if you need freon in your car?

First, you need to understand that you will never need to add Freon to your AC system if there are no leaks or a leak anywhere in the AC system. The only time you run low or lose all the Freon is if there's a leak like I just said. Secondly, when your AC system stops blowing cool air, several thi...

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When should you change my antifreeze?

Most manufacturers recommend that you change antifreeze every 2 or 3 years or after driving 30,000 miles. Always best to check your owner's manual for specific recommendations about your car. 3 years puts me at about 30,000 miles, so I change it then.

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What could cause coolant to overflow even though engine temperature is normal on a cool day and no coolant was added?

An old or non-working radiator cap.

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Coolant flows from the engine block into the through the coolant jacket?

Kind of. There are water jackets inside the engine block and usually the heads of a liquid-cooled engine Water (or coolant) will either flow from the block to the head to the radiator, or from the radiator through the head to the block (a reverse flow design). The latter is better because it cool...

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Why does car gets hot?

Stuck thermostat or bad water pump or bad heater core or clogged radiator.

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Is it safe to drive your car if you accidentally put coolant in your oil?

Absoulutly not. If you have not started the engine, drain all the oil out and let it sit for at least an hour with the drain plug removed. Refill with oil and you will be ok. If you started the engine then also change the filter.A:I would also take it to a service shop asap. This all depends on h...

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Why is water used as a coolant in the radiators of cars and why does it smell bad?

When water is pumped around a hot engine it gets very hot. It then goes into the top of the radiator and down the thin tubes to the bottom of the radiator. When the car is moving, or if the fan is spinning, the water in the radiators thin tubes is cooled. Then it goes back in the engine, heats up...

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What makes a coolant reservoir over flow after 3 minutes of car idling?

I had the same problem on my car. turned out to be a blown head gasket.the no. 1 cylinder was pushing hot gasses into the coolant jacket.

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Why would a car be low on coolant if it is not leaking anywhere and the indicator light is not on Firestone told me my 99 Pathfinder is dangerously low and they want to test my car to see what it is?

If your not noticing any leaking, check your oil to make sure there is no milky white substance. This would indicate a blown headgasket. Does your vehicle smoke at all? This too would indicate that coolant is getting into your combustion chamber and being blown through the exhaust. When was the l...

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What are the four that antifreeze does when added to the cooling system?

Antifreeze:

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Your Mazda B2500 overheated you replaced the radiator but the coolant will not enter the block and the engine just heads for the red when you have to shut it off It seems as if it could be air-locked?

It is possible that it is air locked. Try squeezing the upper and lower hoses to release any air and make sure the radiator is full, sometimes jacking up the front helps. It could also be a bad thermostat so replace that if you have not done so already.

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What is wrong if my Temperature gage is going up and down?

It could be a number of things, but my first guess would be a faulty thermostat.

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Why does the radiator overflow tank gurgle after the engine is shut off?

You are having a overheating problem. You failed to mention a description of the car. If it has an electric cooling fan then you need to be sure it is working.

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What is the normal operating temperature for a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 liter engine?

It will be warmer than the standard/specified 195F thermostat. I've owned mine for 230,000 miles, and it's consistently just below the 210F mark on the gauge in the winter, and just touching the low side of that mark in the summer. I trust Brian Mette's information.200-220 deg F

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1998 ford escort and there's coolant that is found under the front of the car after it has not been running for a while what could this be from?

Climb under the vehicle and try to find out where it's leaking from. Look closely at the water pump and try to see if there is a trace of antifreeze from the water pump pulley. If that's it, replace the water pump. If that's not it, you may find that it's as simple as a leaky radiator or radiator...

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