94 geo prizm running hot
What do I do about my car running
I have a 94 geo prizm that keeps
running hot. The water pump is good.
I just gutted and put a brand new
thermostat in it. I was told my heads
could be going out to put some block
seal in the radiator so I followed the
instructions on the bottle and its still
running hot. When I first start the car
up it runs perfect for about 5 to 10
miles then starts running real hot so
what do I do?
Have you checked your oil for any water in it?
Yes and there's no what in it
If you know water pump is good,and thermostat installed correctly,are fan,s working properly?
I wired both fans to a toggle switch so yes they working fine
You have done all you can,is there water in your oil,and are you loosing any fluid?At cold start,take cap off,let car heat up,see if you can see the water circulate,if it start,s pushing out of radiator,replace cap,then if it still run,s hot,you have blowed head gasket.
Repair is simple at this point ,if car run,s smooth no skip,s,just replace head gasket,but if it skip,s then head work will have to be performed.
I checked the car today and there is oil I think in my water. I took cap off and let car idle for about 30 minutes and checked my hoses and the top hose was burning hot while my bottom hose was still cool like nothing was wrong with it. I checked to see if the top hose was surging but it was not. So I think that means I need a new water pump but idk
Even with bad head should see water pump flow,but if you have oil in water,that is sign of blowed head gasket.
Looking for a Used Prizm in your area?
CarGurus has 50 nationwide Prizm listings and the tools to find you a great deal.
Search Geo Prizm Questions
Geo Prizm Experts