My 06 Chevy Equinox is overheating, replaced heating sensor, water pump, did a radiator flush twice, could it be the radiator? Plus it is losing fluid, about 1/2 gallon each day

Asked by Feb 21, 2017 at 09:10 AM about the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

replaced heating sensor, water pump, did a radiator flush twice, could it be
the radiator? Plus it is losing fluid, about 1/2 gallon each day

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A lot of white smoke coming out the exhaust that has a sweet smell? If so that would be a head gasket or cracked head.

There is a small amount of white smoke but I only noticed it once

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The coolant is going somewhere, need to figure out where. Check the oil to see if the oil level is getting fuller. Did some garage do the coolant flush? I ask because overheating is due to the cooling system needing to be purged from air, a bad thermostat, the fans not turning on, a bad head gasket or cracked head in your case. I don't thing the radiator is bad after flushing it.

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