Overheating goes straight to hot in less than ten minutes

Asked by Oct 01, 2016 at 10:45 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car goes straight to hot within less than
10 minutes a sensor that is located
underneath the cap on my radiator behind it
popped off and I'll make cool it came out if it
refilled it I bleed the coolant and was getting
Heat I did it a couple times because it kept
going in and out I thought I fixed the
problem well now it's doing the same thing
this is been 4 days now any suggestions I
know about the thermostat that's my next
thing could it be that there is still air caught
in my coolant line

1 Answer

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If you have the 3.4L V6 it's probably a blown head gasket. They're notorious for that! The sensor that popped out of the radiator is the low coolant level sensor. There's two bleeder valves on this engine. One at the thermostat housing and another on the metal heater hose pipe. Be sure you have both open when bleeding the system. HTH. -Jim

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