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Old 06-11-2019, 08:57 PM
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I have a 2001 Monte Carlo LS. Im having issues with it overheating and cant figure out what it is. Ive replaced the water pump, thermostat, upper and lower radiator hoses, temperature sensor, inake gaskets, head gaskets, and have flushed/bled the system. No leaks anywhere
Old 06-12-2019, 06:18 AM
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Go to the parts store and rent/borrow a cooling system pressure tester. Pump the system to about 13 psi and start the engine. If the cooling system starts to build pressure odds are you have a cracked head as you said you changed head gaskets already. Good luck
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How are you checking the temp? The gauges go bad in these cars easily..
Old 06-12-2019, 07:10 AM
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The fans probably are not running untill it gets to hot, so Check the fan relays and see which one may need to be replaced. I saw a youtube vid on this recently.
Old 06-12-2019, 09:07 PM
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Lots of good feedback from the crew here.
Are you loosing any coolant? Do you know that all the air has been bled out? If no leaks and you are confident the air has been bled out, I would consider getting a diagnostic tool that can read what the PCM claims your temp is. Ensure it's matching the vehicle. Also make sure it's what you expect. Such as, when it's cold, you should see temp on the cluster AND via a scan tool increase to operating temp. If the reading from a scan tool does not match the cluster, as suggested, you may have a bad stepper motor in the cluster. If the reading does not make sense (such as from a completely cold start it reads a high temp), you may have a sensor or wiring problem.
If you have an air pocket, it can cause weird readings on the temp sensor.
If that appears good, even if you are not loosing coolant, consider a pressure tester and ensure you are not dropping pressure somewhere. If so, you may have other problems (may not be coolant escaping, instead gases forced into the cooling system).

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