what is wrong w my car

Asked by Oct 22, 2016 at 02:30 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

radiator leak out and car lost combustion so towed
car home got new radiator  and thermostat and
hoses n radiator cap all new so installed then filled
radiator turned it over sounds ok but  the coolant
research  boils over  ,,plz help w ideas questions or
thoughts also could it be the water pump




9 Answers

7,545

was bleeder on top hose at engine opened for taking out air and recapped when coolant started spurting?? this should be done while filling new coolant mix to prevent overheating. all air pockets need to be taken out by opening that bleeder.

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7,545

the brass fitting is the vent. keep it loose but do not take fully off.

19,045

It was drive without coolant until it stopped running? Is that what that first sentence means? If so your head gaskets are gone if not worse.

if the head gaskets are bowl wudnt there be a noise associated.or is the prob the water or air coming out of system to the reserve tank

Jason the bleeder u spoke of was not open

does nt the cap on the reservoir tank have a vent on it

7,545

when the coolant is empty from the radiator, you must open that little screw when filling up and engine running. when full, the screw should be spurting coolant . tighten the cap about snug to 10 ft/lbs. just tight but not too hard. this is done to purge air. the cap will not get it all.

7,545

i hope all else is ok with the engine. change the oil too incase of heat breakdown.

7,545

if under the water pump is dry when engine runs... water pump bearing is good. weep hole leaks then change it.

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