My car is running hot very quickly

Asked by May 11, 2016 at 01:43 AM about the 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 97 Chevy Lumina it runs hot very quickly
(after the car warms up) the coolant Reserve is full
and when the heat is on it blows cool air . After it
overheats white smoke from the engine an a weird
kind of smell like maple syrup but not exact.

4 Answers

640

Pull your oil dipstick an check an see if your oil looks Milky! Even check under the oil cap itself an see if there's Milky oil there. White smoke, more then likely you have a Blown head gasket!

72,195

Yep, blown head gasket. Sweet smell of the exhaust and the white smoke gives it away.

49,295

Cracked cylinder head or blown head gasket. Oil will not always have coolant in it when a head gasket is the problem.

72,195

Yes, could be a cracked head also.

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