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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:55 PM
1) This car never seems to warm up. It sits and idles and warms up a little but as soon as you start driving and/or turn the heat on, the temperature gauge goes back to Cold and it blows cold out the heater vents. The coolant return hose is cold to the touch as well. I have replaced the thermostat, removed the seized mechanical fan and blocked off the radiator with cardboard and still nothing. Anyone got any ideas?
2) After installing the thermostat, the upper radiator hose started leaking. The hose clamp was pretty rusty and I thought maybe when I removed the hose, the clamp cut into into it. So I replaced the hose and put an aviaton-style clamp on. But if you drive it, it still steams after you shut it down and you can see coolant leaking. Appears to be from the same area but I have the hose clamps good and tight on the hose.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:38 PM
Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:10 PM
inspect the o-ring whrer the upper hose pipe meet the water pump. perhaps give it a wiggle to seat it better. Perhaps replace the o- ring or put a little RTV on the o-ring.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:42 PM
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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:25 AM
Be careful some of those replacement thermostats are junk right out of the box from the local corner parts store. I had to try several ones in my loyale before I found one that worked.
Commie parts are junk.
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