Overheating and bad battery???
I own a 2001 Monte Carlo and it keeps overheating. I thought it was because
one of the cooling fans was faulty so I replaced the whole assembly. I had to
pull over and cool off three times on the way home from work yesterday and
the first time I pulled over and turned off the car my battery needed a jump
start and the new fans didn't activate until the third time I popped the hood
and the temperature was low the rest of the way home. I didn't even need to
jump it. It was as if there was nothing wrong at all. Had a similar problem
last weekend. I stopped at a stop light and my car just stopped entirely. Took
two hours to jump start it again but I figured that time was because of me just
being stupid after I topped it off with coolant and forgot to put the cap back
on. What am I missing here?
Check the serpentine belt to make sure it is not loose. I do think your cooling system is due for a full service - flush, new hoses, coolant etc.
Make sure you bleed all the air out of the cooling system. The starter may be getting so hot that it won't crank the engine as well. HTH. -Jim
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