changed radiator and thermostat in sunfire but still overheating

Asked by Nov 08, 2013 at 04:15 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: General

is there a bleeding valve

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I have bought new thermostats that did not work. Sometimes you have to put in two or three thermostats to get a good one. Also, you might need to power flush your engine block and radiator. I think this about $80 and will restore and open up all the cooling passages.

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Drill out the rivet that's supposed to increase startup time...un-necessary and good for only in cold climates for heatin' it up but quick~ The rivet is nonsense...gets clipped easily with a dikes~

get a 15 dollar thermo-spot gun to find out where the hot spots are ~

there may be a bleeder on the return hose for the heater core (the highest spot) would be an after-engineered item as if there was a problem with air not being carried with coolant stream a mechanic may have put one there the exit hose of the heater core~ don't think these are factory~

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