Overheating

Asked by Apr 18, 2017 at 05:10 AM about the 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced radiator over flow tank and the
thing that opens and shuts  it is still overheating is
it the head gasket or maybe it needs s flush I can't
afford to have someone fix it or get a new car  it
overheats after only driven 5miles there is coolant
it is really hot because  in the over flow tank it is
really hot because it smokes and smells like oil
there is no water in the oil when I check it

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The only thing you can do is to try and purge the cooling system from air pockets that is a must when refilling with coolant after changing the radiator. But there may be a bad water pump or blown head gasket, you would notice a lot of white smoke out the exhaust with a sweet smell. So try purging the coolant system, here is a video on how to do that... www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUpXgAJ1gjU

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