1996 Montecarlo overheating

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 10:07 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 Dr LS Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Temp Guage going up car getting hot. I've
replaced all
this...thermostat,waterpump,radiator,hoses,
sensor,heating coil.the first Drive everytime
one has been fixed runs perfect 2nd test
drive bam.. temp gauge up & down
eventually in red temp light goes on. No
steam shooting out, but open bleeder valve
& steam shoots out. Been flushed too. What
is the problem any suggestions please

2 Answers

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Are y o u bleeding the air out of the system poperly or just opening bleeder after it gets hot ? You should open bleeder and start filling radiator till you first hear air come from bleeder then spurts of water/coolant keep filling radiator / reservoir till you get a steady stream flowing from bleeder .close bleeder make sure coolant is full to cold . Start engine ..turn heat on (no fan) just heater on high . Crack the bleeder to release air ,close bleeder when flowing steady wait amd watch temp gauge at around 220 degrees coolant fan should come.on keep cracking bleeder every few minutes till all you see is steady flow . If fans come on and you've verified fans are working make sure coolant Os full amd you have good solid heat coming from vents . Should be good after that

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Definitely sounds like an air problem. If you can park the car with the front angled upwards, like halfway up the driveway, while bleeding, that'll be helpful to get all the air out. HTH. - Jim

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