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Old 01-20-2004, 03:12 PM
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Overheating problem

Hey guys Thanks again for the help on the 327 ..I need your help again!!
My wife has an 87 chevy s-10 with the 2.8 v6 or maybe its the 2.4 anyway I started the truck this morning to warm it up the temp reached 260 but it was blowing cold through the heater as i drove the temp came down and blew warm again when ever i would stop it would rise back to 230-240 and sart to blow cold again....is my waterpump going bad? It did the same thing on the way home....thanks again


I asked her if she has had any problems like this before,,,she said "oh yea its been doing that for about a month"

Why, why do they do that
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Old 01-20-2004, 03:24 PM
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Sounds like it's low on coolant! I'd check for leaks, hoses or intake corners possibly?
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Yep...low on coolant almost for sure. The 2.8 is a V6 and the 2.4 is a straight 4.

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Old 01-20-2004, 10:00 PM
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Yup, Coolant problem, probably a leak.

Had this problem with my wifes van. Fill your reservoir and it should cool off and your heater should warm up. Hers was a leak at the pump.

Park in a clean spot and look for drippings. Check water pump seals.

Check your oil. Just pull the dipstick and make sure it doesn't look very full. If it does drain teh oil and check for water. If there is water it is probably a blown head gasket or cracked head. (worst case)

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yea, my wife also didn't say anything. I just noticed coolant on the ground one day and then took a look at it. She said the same thing.

It's been doing that for a while.
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Old 01-21-2004, 10:50 AM
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With that old a truck you are due for a new water pump anyway. Rebuilts aren't very expensive and it isn't a bad job. Probably should take the opportunity to flush the rad, too.

I don't know why they do that either. My wife is a lot smarter than I am but she can't even remember to put gas in her car (truth!).
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