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6th Gen ('00-'05): Overheating and Squeal

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Old 01-03-2018, 12:58 PM
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Default Overheating and Squeal

Hey, my 2000 Monte Carlo LS just recently started overheating and once it gets to a certain temp it starts making a high pitch squeal. I would like to know what it is so I can get it fixed. Thank you.
 
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:11 PM
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Maybe a little more info might help. When it overheats is it pushing coolant into the overflow ? Is coolant getting on belt ? Does it sound like a belt squeal or a metal on metal squeal ? At what temp is this happening ? Being from Iowa, was the coolant frozen or low due to a leak ? I'm sure you'll get more reply's from members if you can give us more information.
 

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Old 01-03-2018, 08:26 PM
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Most likely a water pump. While running drop water on the belt...if the squeal goes away it is a pulley...if not it is the belt. Try to watch the water pump and look for any wiggle motion. It should not move. If it does it is bad. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:43 AM
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I've actually figured out what it is. My thermostat is stuck closed and the squeal is a whistle from the engine being hot.
Thank you for trying to help though.
 
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:22 PM
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Glad you figured it out.
 
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:24 PM
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just be careful watch the coolant level and every thing for a bit just make sure nothing else is kinky
 

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