I have a 2003 ss Monte Carlo I've change the thermostat I've changed the radiator I check the coolant and it still runs hot with the temperature gauge have something to do with it?Or water pump?

Asked by Jul 11, 2015 at 03:32 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Is my next step water pump?

4 Answers

56,535

Sounds like you have air in the cooling system. Since it's an SS Model I'm assuming that you have the 3.8L V6? There's a bleeder screw on the thermostat housing. With the engine COLD open the bleeder screw and remove the radiator cap. Add coolant to the radiator until you get a steady stream of coolant from the opened bleeder screw. Now close the bleeder screw and fill the radiator to the very top. Replace the radiator cap and fill the plastic recovery tank about halfway or to the "cold" line on the tank. HTH. -Jim

19,225

also, when hot check the lower rad.hose to make sure it is not closing/collapsing ...how hot is it running in stop and go/steady cruse?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
16,790

Do you feel as if it's over heating or are you just going by the temperature gauge. You may just have a bad sensor from engine block to temperature gauge giving you a false reading.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
11,305

Firebird338 that was my first guess also. A twelve year old car is just about when the sensors go bad. If Steve can't tell by smell or sound that the car is over heating, than it just may be a bad reading on the gauge. If that was the issue, of a bad sensor, who told this person to spend all that money to put in a thermostat and radiator? Too bad he didn't ask here first, but then we don't know the condition of the radiator and if the thermostat was bad either. Kelly is correct in telling him to check 12 year old hoses. Mechanical things do wear down and go bad over time.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Monte Carlo

Looking for a Used Monte Carlo in your area?

CarGurus has 1,730 nationwide Monte Carlo listings starting at $1,695.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Monte Carlo Questions

Chevrolet Monte Carlo Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 430
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 420
#3 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
920 Great Deals out of 36,053 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
665 Great Deals out of 38,930 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Mustang
727 Great Deals out of 38,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
24 Great Deals out of 3,751 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,114 Great Deals out of 78,201 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,057 Great Deals out of 32,284 listings starting at $1,495
Used Chevrolet Corvette
359 Great Deals out of 20,118 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,545 Great Deals out of 147,462 listings starting at $2,000
Used Buick Regal
188 Great Deals out of 11,027 listings starting at $2,195
Used Pontiac Firebird
13 Great Deals out of 812 listings starting at $3,800
Used Nissan Maxima
424 Great Deals out of 24,977 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
39 listings starting at $4,295
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 60 listings starting at $5,500
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS For Sale
32 listings starting at $4,995